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Padcaster Mini turns iPad Minis into videography studios

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Although tablets make for ideal consumption devices, they’re quite handy when it comes to creativity and content creation. They tend to have just the right amount of screen size and under-the-hood power to effectively drive image, audio, or video apps out there.

When it comes to imaging and video, starting with great shots can go a long way in terms of saving time (and energy). Sometimes all you need is that right bit of equipment to get you going. Any iPad Mini owners who dabble with video, or are interested in getting started, should check out the Padcaster Mini on Kickstarter.

Padcaster Mini recordingThe Padcaster Mini is based on the original Padcaster design. Just like its older sibling, the Padcaster Mini lets users mount their iPad Mini in an aluminum frame that’s equipped with threaded holes all around it for tools. It’s like having Batman’s utility belt for your tablet.

The ease and simplicity of the Padcaster Mini is what makes it extraordinary. This device features an insert that holds the iPad Mini in place, yet lets you pop it out whenever you need to. But when the tablet is in, you’re likely to have it mounted on a tripod (or monopod, if you wish) for steady shooting.

Lights, lenses, microphones. All those tools (and more) can be mounted securely to the Padcaster Mini for recording video or photo-taking. And since you’re working with a tablet, much of the video can be edited or sent via wireless on the spot. Having this kind of versatility can help one transition from amateur toward professional.

Although originally meant for videography, the Padcaster has found more uses that the designers never foresaw. People have been able to find new and different ways to use the Padcaster, and the same is likely to happen with the Padcaster Mini. That’s imagination serving needs at it’s best.

If you own an iPad Mini, the Padcaster Mini Kickstarter project is worth a visit. Who knows? You just might spark that inner-journalist you never knew was there.

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