The third-generation iPad has a great camera, but you’re not going to shoot high-quality video by holding the tablet in your hands, and awkwardly aiming it at content. No, you’re going to benefit from some mechanical assistance, and the Padcaster could be the solution. It’s a super sturdy, $200 iPad case that attaches to a tripod and a camera lens, promising a cost-effective method for tapping into the performance of Apple’s improved camera hardware.
In the image above, a Carl Zeiss lens was attached to the case using Padcaster’s $80 Lenscaster mount. The case itself is made of aluminum, but inside it’s padded to ensure a comfortable, snug fit for your Apple tablet.
For those questioning the iPad’s video chops, know this: The third-generation model can record 1080p video at up to 30 fps, which is actually on par (spec-wise, at least) with some DSLRs. Although the iPad certainly won’t give you the same 35mm quality look as top-of-the-line DSLRs, it does offer the added benefit of acting as an all-in-one workstation where you can not only capture photos and video, but also edit it too. In all, a Padcaster/iPad combo could be an invaluable combo for shooting, editing and distributing polished videos remotely, on the fly.
The Padcaster debuted at the National Association of Broadcasters 2012 show in Las Vegas this week, and it’s on sale now. Future models will be available for the iPhone and other kinds of tablets.
via The Verge
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