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Kickstarter Project Turns Your iPad Mini into a Film Studio

The maker of the Padcaster—a product recently featured in this cinematic iPad Air commercial—is seeking funding for a new product, specially designed for the iPad Mini. The vision of a New York-based filmmaker, the Padcaster and Padcaster Mini use a specially designed frame to turn your tablet into a mini-movie studio. By using the screen as either a teleprompter or monitor, the apparatus allows users to connect lighting rigs, a shotgun mic and even a telephoto-lens to their iPad, which can then be mounted to a tripod. According to its makers, the idea of the Padcaster is to allow journalists, video bloggers and filmmakers to “shoot, edit and distribute” HD video right from their iPads …

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