The Padcaster Mini Kickstarts Production Dreams

Date: 05/02/2014
The Padcaster Mini Kickstarts Production Dreams

The creators of the Original Padcaster and Padcaster Air transformed your iPad into a mobile production studio, putting form and function in league with your imagination. The Padcaster won the filmmaking community over with its elegant simplicity, and now they are ready to see the line of gear expand. Were asked repeatedly when a version for the iPad mini will be released, says Josh Apter, the companys founder. To answer the call for a Padcaster Mini, the team behind The Padcaster is launching a Kickstarter campaign. With the Original Padcaster and Padcaster Air Kit already in production, having been funded almost entirely out of pocket, it would be impossible to continue production while simultaneously researching and developing a Padcaster for the iPad mini.

Dubbed a must have by CNET with an outstanding 4.5-star review and featured in Apples gorgeous new iPad Air Your Verse campaign, The Padcaster inspires innovative pro workflows while transforming enthusiasts into artists. Based on the same design as the Original Padcaster, The Padcaster Mini will feature a sturdy aluminum frame with a flexible insert, optimized for the iPad mini. Offering the same impressive 1080p HD video recording capabilities as the iPad Air in a smaller, lighter and more compact package, the iPad mini is the perfect Padcaster companion, making The Padcaster Mini a natural evolution in Padcaster production.

With a Kickstarter goal of $15,000 and 30 days to make it happen, the team behind The Padcaster hopes to remove the limit on creative possibilities with the addition of The Padcaster Mini to its lineup of tablet production tools. Money raised will be put toward the initial cost of designing, prototyping and manufacturing The Padcaster Mini. Those who back The Padcaster Mini Kickstarter campaign will receive exclusive perks, from a Padcaster of their choice to a bakers dozen of famous New York City bagels to a Livestream tutorial session with Padcaster inventor Josh Apter.

The Story Behind The Padcaster
The Padcaster was conceived by real world users, field tested and thoughtfully designed to go everywhere you take your iPad. The Padcaster is a powerful iPad accessory, whether youre making memories or making history. It mounts to your tripod with no tools required, so any family or classroom member can set it up. Its lightweight enough for backpack broadcasters, versatile enough for shoulder mounting, and sturdy enough to stand on its own for editing or viewing. Its affordable too, so hobbyists can leapfrog over high-end gear prices, while achieving seriously pro-level results.

The Padcaster expands with you. Effortlessly add LED lights, an on-board microphone, audio interface, accessory clamp and a monopod to simulate an instant, all-in-one production studio. Edit and upload your professional-quality footage directly from the iPad to begin showing others not just the scene, but your unique perspective.

For more information and to back The Padcaster Mini Kickstarter campaign, please visit:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thepadcaster/padcaster-mini-on-the-fly-filmmaking-with-the-ipad

More On the Padcaster
The Padcaster continues to be recognized by many for its unique ability to transform the iPad into an on-the-go filmmaking device that facilitates and encourages creativity.

The Padcaster is one of those accessories that pushes the Apple iPad beyond what most people do or would think of doing with it. It takes iPad Videography to the next level.  Joshua Goldman, CNET

Anyone who is interested in using an iPad for filmmaking or broadcasting - either as an amateur or professionally - should consider getting the Padcaster. Its a brilliantly conceived and well-built accessory that should be extremely popular with the video and filmmaking crowd.  Steve Sande, TUAW

The iPad is an amazing tool for shooting photos and video. Its not a case. Its not a fashion statement. Its a tool, a piece of pro-level gear. And for the people who recognize that, the Padcaster is an equally amazing, though simple way for them to use it for video production.  Bill Stiteler, Technology Tell

About The Padcaster, LLC
Headquartered in New Yorks Flatiron District, The Padcaster LLC is an innovative startup aimed at developing tools for filmmakers and videographers of all stages of development and skill levels. Established in 2012, its flagship title product, the Padcaster, is a multifunctional iPad case that takes users from passive consumer to creative filmmaker. The Padcaster was made by and for videographers to fit the needs of just about any filmmaker working with the ever-expanding set of production tools and technology. Follow @thepadcaster on Twitter and Facebook. For more information, visit www.thepadcaster.com.

The Padcaster is a trademark of The Padcaster LLC. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

 
 

 

           


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Hulu in Japan selects Bitmovin to deliver next-generation online experiences Posted: 14/09/2019
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Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that Hulu in Japan, a leader of online video streaming service operated by HJ Holdings, Inc. Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Hiroyuki Oho, hereinafter referred to as HJ, in collaboration with PLAY Inc., a leading company of Online Video Platform in Japan (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Kazumichi Kuroda, hereinafter referred to as PLAY) have selected Bitmovin Encoding to deliver high-quality video to any device at massively optimized bitrates. The solution was delivered by Bitmovin’s appointed Japanese integration partner Itochu Cable Systems, (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenji Tsuchiya, hereinafter referred to as ICS), with further technical support provided by Bitmovin’s global solutions and engineering team.

Tags: Bitmovin | Hulu in Japan | IBC
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AUTOSCRIPT WINPLUS-IP DELIVERS NEW LEVELS OF PROMPTER CONTROL AND WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY Posted: 13/09/2019
AUTOSCRIPT WINPLUS-IP DELIVERS NEW LEVELS OF PROMPTER CONTROL AND WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY

Autoscript, the world's leading teleprompting company, today launched a new version of its WinPlus-IP software that delivers the ability to set up, configure, group, and control all aspects of a prompting system from within the application. WinPlus-IP is the engine for Autoscript's award-winning Intelligent Prompting product range, the broadcast industry's first completely IP-enabled teleprompting solution.

Tags: IBC2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | AUTOSCRIPT | WINPLUS-IP | teleprompter | Intelligent Prompting | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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TITON SL, LATEST BATTERY IN ANTON BAUERS TITON FAMILY, MAKES DEBUT AT IBC2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
TITON SL, LATEST BATTERY IN ANTON BAUERS TITON FAMILY, MAKES DEBUT AT IBC2019

Anton/Bauer today launched the Titon SL series of 14.4V Gold Mount and V-Mount batteries. Joining the first-generation Titon batteries launched earlier this year, the rugged Titon SLs pack the consistently reliable performance found in other Titon batteries into a smaller and lighter-weight form factor, making them ideal for independent content creators (ICCs) and freelance camera operators. The Titon SL is currently offered in 150Wh and 240Wh models.

Tags: IBC2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | TITON SL | ANTON/BAUER | 14.4V Gold Mount | V-Mount batteries | light-weight camera batteries | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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OCONNOR INTRODUCES CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM FEATURING ALL-NEW ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD AND FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD Posted: 13/09/2019
OCONNOR INTRODUCES CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM FEATURING ALL-NEW ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD AND FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD

OConnor today introduced a camera support system that pairs the all-new Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the multi-award-winning flowtech100 tripod. This exclusive system combines the world-renowned precision and versatility of OConnor's fluid heads with the unique speed of flowtech's carbon-fiber tripod technology, allowing professional camera operators to move from heavier to lighter payload camera setups quickly and without compromise.

Tags: IBC2019 | Vitec Production Solutions | OCONNOR | ULTIMATE 1040 FLUID HEAD | FLOWTECH100 TRIPOD | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Harmonic and Aveco Streamline Hybrid Playout Workflows Posted: 13/09/2019
Harmonic and Aveco Streamline Hybrid Playout Workflows

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it has partnered with Aveco to simplify the deployment of hybrid on-premises and cloud workflows for playout applications. Thanks to the partnership, operators can now use a single interface to control hybrid on-premises and cloud playout workflows for more efficient delivery of broadcast and OTT channels, including live streaming.

Tags: Harmonic | Aveco | Hybrid Playout Workflows | IBC2019 | OTT | Cloud Channel Origination | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Harmonic Joins Forces with HPE to Deliver the Best of On-Premises IT and Cloud Media Processing as a Service Posted: 13/09/2019
Harmonic Joins Forces with HPE to Deliver the Best of On-Premises IT and Cloud Media Processing as a Service

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced it has teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to optimize deployments of its VOS® cloud-native platform. Together, Harmonic's VOS offerings and HPE GreenLake deliver customer success through a consumption-based service that enables operators to achieve increased simplicity, scalability and cost savings for IPTV and OTT video delivery.

Tags: Harmonic | Hewlett Packard Enterprise | IBC2019 | VOS cloud-native | GreenLake | OTT | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Live Sports Get Personalized with Harmonic, Google and 3SS Posted: 13/09/2019
Live Sports Get Personalized with Harmonic, Google and 3SS

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), in collaboration with Google and 3SS, has created an integrated OTT and broadcast live sports workflow on Android TV™, delivering essential tailored features such as picture-in-picture, multi-view and personalized mosaic. At IBC2019, on Harmonic Stand 1.B20 and Google Stand 14.E02, the companies will demonstrate how pay-TV operators can now deliver personalized, low-latency live sports experiences on OTT and hybrid set-top boxes (STBs) using Harmonic's VOS® cloud-native live video platform, a powerful UHD STB and the 3READY custom launcher application from 3SS.

Tags: Harmonic | Google | 3SS | Android TV | IBC2019 | OTT | VOS cloud-native | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Harmonics VOS Cloud-Native Platform Adds Live Video Delivery Optimization Posted: 13/09/2019
Harmonics VOS Cloud-Native Platform Adds Live Video Delivery Optimization

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced a groundbreaking new delivery capability for its VOS® cloud-native offerings that provides telco, cable and mobile operators with real-time scalability for mission-critical, high-demand live video streaming services. This exciting new capability has successfully been deployed by a leading mobile network operator to deliver live sports content utilizing a multi-CDN approach with Harmonic's CDN partners.

Tags: Harmonic | VOS | Cloud-Native Platform | Live Video Delivery | IBC2019 | multi-CDN | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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AJA Upgrades IP Mini-Converter Receivers with New UltraHD Reference Input Support Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Upgrades IP Mini-Converter Receivers with  New UltraHD and amp; Reference Input Support

Today at IBC 2019, AJA Video Systems announced a new v2.2 firmware update that introduces a host of performance improvements for its IP Mini-Converter receivers, including new UltraHD support up to 50p for IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G-HDMI, as well as Reference Input support for IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI.

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AJA Announces Desktop Software v15.5 Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Announces Desktop Software v15.5

AJA Video Systems introduced Desktop Software v15.5 for KONA, Io and T-TAP products today at IBC 2019. The free software update features key performance enhancements that provide video professionals with enhanced creative freedom and workflow flexibility across Windows®, Linux® and macOS®, with improvements including full 2SI SMPTE raster support for 8K, RGB support for 8K capture and playback and new HDR Test Patterns in AJA Control Room.

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AJA Introduces New openGear and reg; Compatible Cards at IBC 2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Introduces New openGear and reg; Compatible Cards at IBC 2019

Building on its growing family of openGear® products, AJA Video Systems unveiled three new openGear cards at IBC 2019, including the OG-FS-Mini, OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI. OG-FS-Mini fuses the functionality of AJA’s newly announced FS-Mini frame synchronizer Mini-Converter with the openGear architecture, while OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI support DVI or HDMI to SDI region-of-interest scaling, scan conversion and image rotation in the openGear format. Each card is designed for use in openGear 2RU frames including AJA’s OG-X-FR 2RU frame, and can be remotely configured, monitored and controlled over a PC or local network using Ross DashBoard software.

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AJA Launches the FS-Mini Frame Synchronizer at IBC 2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Launches the FS-Mini Frame Synchronizer at IBC 2019

Today at IBC 2019 AJA Video Systems introduced the FS-Mini, a new broadcast quality utility frame sync that packs the production-proven functionality and all of the reliability of AJA’s leading FS frame sync technology into a portable Mini-Converter. FS-Mini supports frame synchronization and up, down, cross-conversion of untimed 3G-SDI, HD and SD video signals.

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AJA Ships Corvid 44 12G with 12G-SDI I O at IBC 2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Ships Corvid 44 12G with 12G-SDI I O at IBC 2019

At IBC 2019, AJA Video Systems announced the release of Corvid 44 12G, an 8-lane PCIe 3.0 video and audio I/O platform supporting 12G-SDI I/O. Corvid 44 12G is available in ten different models, including passive or active cooling variants, for developer form factor flexibility. Corvid 44 12G models include high-density HD-BNC connectors and are available in low profile or full height form factors, while Corvid 44 12G BNC models include full-size BNC connectors. All Corvid 44 12G cards support 8K/UltraHD2/4K/UltraHD high frame rate, deep color, HDR workflows and can also provide multiple 4K streams of input or output.

Tags: aja | aja video systems | aja video | ibc | ibc 2019 | corvid | corvid-44-12g-sdi | i/o | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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AJA Debuts KUMO 6464-12G at IBC 2019 Posted: 13/09/2019
AJA Debuts KUMO 6464-12G at IBC 2019

Today at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, AJA Video Systems unveiled KUMO 6464-12G, a new SDI router featuring 64x 12G-SDI inputs and 64x 12G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost-effective signal routing. KUMO 6464-12G suits a range of broadcast, production, post, and proAV environments and allows professionals to take advantage of the scalability, security, and increased bandwidth that 12G-SDI provides.

Tags: aja | aja video systems | aja video | ibc | ibc 2019 | kumo | kumo-6464 | kumo-6464-12g | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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