The Padcaster ($149) is an awesome piece of kit. It allows you to turn your iPad into a telecasting monster. It is essentially a rugged aluminum frame that cushions your iPad for a more stable image and allows you to bolt camera and production related equipment to its exterior. It includes the frame, insert, a lens bracket and step down ring, four screws to hold it in place, a cold shoe adapter for your favorite light or mic, and tons of threaded holes. I’ve included some great equipment below that would work great with your Padcaster and if you’re looking for a Padcaster for your mini check out their new Padcaster Mini ($99).
|Vivitar 4372W 0.43X 72mm Wide-Angle Lens
The Vivitar 4372W 72mm Wide-Angle Lens ($42) provides a wide-angle view .43x of the host lens. It features a 72mm filter thread, a steel barrel design, high speed auto focus, is infrared capable, and alos accepts 82mm filters.
BUY NOW: $42
|Z96 LED Light Panel
The Z96 LED light Panel ($77) might be small but it is extremely powerful. It is built with 96 power LEDs the will pack a punch. With the Z96 you can link multiple units together to light even larger spaces. It also features a magnetic filter system, so you can easily remove filters, and a power system that can work on AA batteries, a Sony NP-F Battery, or through its onboard DC jack.
BUY NOW: $77
|Rode VideoMic Pro VMP Shotgun Microphone
If you’re looking for a great mic for your Podcaster setup, then you’ll definitely want to take a look at the Rode VideoMic Pro VMP ($229). The VMP produces broadcast quality audio in a small ergonomic design, is powered with a 9 volt battery, and has integrated schock mounting.
BUY NOW: $229
|JAM Studio Quality Guitar input for iPad, iPhone and Mac
Don’t let the name fool you, the JAM Studio Quality Guitar input is the perfect audio interface for your microphone. The Jam is a premium digital converter which provides clean signals. It is a direct digital connection to your iPad, once you see the green LED light up you’re good to go.
BUY NOW: $99
|Davis & Sanford Provista Tripod
The Davis & Sanford Provista Tripod ($150) is a heavy duty tripod with a FM18 head. It’s rock solid and features rubber feet for slip free reliability, a 75mm claw ball leveler, double-strut top leg section, extra quick release head plate, and a high quality carrying bag.
BUY NOW: $150