Padcaster was created for the exact reason I thought it was created. CEO, founder and Creator Josh Apter told our nine year old edtech reporter, Tatum F, that he created the Padcaster because people shooting video with an iPad looked silly. You see the iPad is an amazing, high resolution, video creation tool. But when you take it out to shoot a somewhat professional job, you look quite silly holding the iPad above every other shooter’s head. When you’re standing next to a guy who’s wasted $40,000 on video gear, you look amateurish at best, with the iPad up in the air.
The game is changed now, though. There are quite a few apps available that allow for amazing video shoots and editing effects. Prior to using the Padcaster this year, our normal video shooting involved taking the video on one of our high end DSLR’s, and then importing it to the iPad via SD card and an adapter (that we often lost), wait for the video to render in an editing app and then cut it up, and post it to YouTube.
The Padcaster has taken out more than half of those steps.
The Padcaster is a metal mount and casing that holds the iPad firmly in place, no more shifty videos from holding the iPad in your hands. The casing has plenty of places to add shoes for microphones, lights and other accessories. It also has a cut out on the front in front of the camera so you can add an additional lens. We’re using the Ultimate Padcaster Studio which includes a wide angle lens.
Also included in the Ultimate Padcaster studio is a boom mic, a wired stick mic, a wired lavalier mic, a teleprompter, and an LED light that throws plenty of light onto the subject of the video. A tripod, all the tripod accessories, a tripod bag, a portable green screen and a nice camera bag backpack are also included.
We’ve received a ton of compliments on the videos we’ve been posting since using the Padcaster. The videos are more stabilized, clearer and with the microphone, our viewers can hear everything featured in the video.
Padcaster was on hand at ISTE 2017 showing off the Padcaster options available for schools. Schools across the country are using Padcaster to shoot sporting events, band concerts, plays and even news shows. The Padcaster is a professional studio at a fraction of the cost. One school, featured on Padcaster’s website said they saved thousands of dollars going with Padcaster instead of a $40,000 video studio that was proposed.
Check out our video interview below and for more information visit: padcaster.com