In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, I sit down with one of the founders of the Padcaster, Josh Apter to discuss educational video production and how your school can create an extremely professional video product using the Padcaster.
For the last few months, I have been using the Padcaster not only to upgrade my home studio but to give me a portable solution to record in classrooms and conferences. Simply put, the Padcaster is the perfect solution for any school looking to create morning announcements, live broadcasts, or record athletic events.
This fall, Padcaster will be releasing several new products that I think will continue to revolutionize and simplify video production. One of these is the new Padcaster VERSE, a complete solution to turn your mobile phone into a “mobile media powerhouse”. In today's podcast, Josh shows us how the VERSE is not only a dynamic stand and equipment holder for your phone, it also provides additional battery support so you can be on the road and not worry about losing battery in your device.
What is Padcaster?
Simply put, the Padcaster is the perfect solution for any school looking to create morning announcements, live broadcasts, or record athletic events.
Featured in Apple’s “Your Verse” international advertising campaign for the original iPad Air, as well as the newly released iPad Air 2 “Change” campaign, and Visa’s “Visa Checkout” campaign, The Padcaster is a patented, rugged multifunctional iPad case that transforms the iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio. The Padcaster enables consumers to shoot, edit and upload video on the fly – or stream live right from the iPad. More than an innovative way to mount an iPad to a tripod, The Padcaster transforms the iPad into an all-in-one production tool. The Company is creating, developing and enabling a new category of convenient and cost-effective professional quality video documentation and production.
The Padcaster box comes complete with the aluminum frame, macro lense, mounting brackets, shotgun microphone, windsock, and dual headphone adapter. For those interested in taking their digital production to the next level, Padcaster offers an Ultimate Studio package that has several great accessories.
The Padcaster Ultimate Studio comes with
- Padcaster Wide Lense
- Padcaster XP-38 LED light
- Padcaster Shotgun Microphone
- Dual Mic/Headphone adapter
- Padcaster Stick Mic
- Padcaster Lav Mic
- Three Piece Clamp system
- VT-16 Fluid Head Tripod
- Padcaster Green Screen
- Mini Teleprompter
- Padcaster Backpack.
Resources and Recommendations
- View our full review of the Padcaster and learn why it earned our TeacherCast Best in Class Award
- View our recommendations for school podcasting equipment
Links of Interest
When I first met the Padcaster team at ISTE this year, I was blown away not only by how durable and portable the system was, but how they have managed to create a single package that takes the stress off of school districts when purchasing equipment for their video projects. In the past, I used to consult with school leaders and share with them an entire catalog of apps and equipment options to help them make the best decision for their school. Now, I simply tell them to take a look at Padcaster and in one single purchase, they are all set to go for a successful school year.
Full disclosure: Where there was no money exchanged to write this post or create this podcast, Padcaster has been a supporter of TeacherCast by allowing us to test out their products. That being said, as a video editor and broadcaster, I fully endorse this product and have tested it out both in a professional situation and as a dad running around recording my children. It is simply a game changer when it comes to portable video production.