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Padcaster hopes to turn iPad mini into production tool

February 5, 2014
Padcaster hopes to turn iPad mini into production tool
NEW YORK — The Padcaster LLC, a start up that created the Original Padcaster and Padcaster Air, which transform the iPad into a mobile production studio, is hoping to expand its product line via a new 30-day Kickstarter campaign. 

“We’re asked repeatedly when a version for the iPad mini will be released,” says Josh Apter, the company’s founder. To answer the call for a Padcaster Mini, the team has launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $15,000 in 30 days. Money raised will be put toward the initial cost of designing, prototyping and manufacturing The Padcaster Mini. Those who back The Padcaster Mini Kickstarter campaign will receive exclusive perks, from a Padcaster of their choice, to a dozen New York City bagels, to a Livestream tutorial session with Padcaster inventor Josh Apter.

“With the Original Padcaster and Padcaster Air Kit already in production, having been funded almost entirely out of pocket, it would be impossible to continue production while simultaneously researching and developing a Padcaster for the iPad mini,” Apter explains. 

The Padcaster Mini will feature a sturdy aluminum frame with a flexible insert, optimized for the iPad mini. Offering the same 1080p HD video recording capabilities as the iPad Air in a smaller, lighter and more compact package, the iPad mini is well suited for production.

For more information and to back The Padcaster Mini Kickstarter campaign, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thepadcaster/padcaster-mini-on-the-fly-filmmaking-with-the-ipad.

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