When Josh Apter, founder of Pro A/V training institution Manhattan Edit Workshop, designed and built the Padcaster, he opened the door for people to create professional quality video using the iPad. We couldn't wait to get some of the first Padcasters off the assembly line, and when we did we tried out a lot of different combinations of gear. The Padcaster is extremely adaptable; it works with just about any equipment you can think of. Our customers always ask us what's 'the best' gear to use for a mobile iPad video rig. So we went back to the drawing board and built a great bundle at a fantastic price that will help you hit the ground running and make professional quality video. Tekserve's exclusive bundle includes:
The Padcaster & Lenscaster
The strong yet lightweight aluminum frame comes equipped with both 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes lining all edges of the Padcaster. Attach external microphones, lights and other camera accessories to enhance filming with the iPad. A tripod thread and locking-pin hole let you easily connect the Padcaster to a tripod, monopod or shoulder mount for stable shooting and a solid feel. The Lenscaster is your Padcaster and iPad's best friend - it lets you attach your favorite lenses to the Padcaster, giving you control over the focus and depth of field for that film-like quality never before possible on an iPad.
Sima Rechargable LED Video Light
This popular light consistently receives glowing reviews from our customers. With 36 LED's that don't get hot to the touch and a compact, lightweight design, this ultra-bright light is a great addition to your next video shoot.
Røde Video Microphone Pro
Designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders, the RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone for both primary and reference audio. A high resolution condenser capsule provides broadcast quality audio via a 3.5mm minijack connector, and a super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimized, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of your camera.
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
A long time standard for studio and on-location audio monitoring, these pro-quality headphones let you hear it all. The closed-ear design has a tight bass response and practically eliminates external noise while remaining comfortable for those long sessions. Frequency response is a flat 10Hz to 20kHz so you accurately hear what's being recorded. Gold-plated connectors prevent rust and corrosion, and a UniMatch plug is provided for both 1/4" and 1/8" jacks. Plus they fold for easy storage. Perfect for the videographer on the go.
Startech 3.5mm Minijack Breakout Cable
So you want to record and monitor live audio with your new Padcaster rig? That's all well and good, but you've only got one audio in/out port on your iPad. This cable plugs into your iPad's minijack and has an input jack for your mic and an output jack for your headphones so you can use both.