THE PADCASTER Padcaster & Lenscaster Advanced Kit

THE PADCASTER Padcaster & Lenscaster Advanced Kit


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Product Highlights

  • Frame for iPad 2nd/3rd/4th Gen
  • 1/4-20 and 3-8/16 Threaded Holes
  • Attach External Lenses
  • Shotgun Microphone & Boompole
  • Custom Windbuster
  • In-Ear Headphones
  • LED Light (5600K)
  • Guitar Adapter
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The Padcaster & Lenscaster Advanced Kit is available exclusively from B&H. The Padcaster is a lightweight, brushed aluminum frame for your iPad 2nd/3rd/4th Gen with several 1/4-20 and 3-8/16 threaded holes around the edges. The Padcaster can also be attached to a tripod, monopod or shoulder mount. Using the Lenscaster, external lenses can be attached to adjust focus and depth of field.

The Padcaster and Lenscaster are complemented by a suite of accessories to enhance audio and lighting for your video work. The shotgun microphone and boompole can be used to improve audio capture, while the custom windbuster fits over the mic to reduce wind noise. Included in-ear headphones allow you to monitor audio while recording. The on-camera LED light can be attached to the Padcaster via its 1/4-20 thread to provide bright, 5600K daylight light.

The kit also includes an adapter for connecting a guitar or bass to a Mac, iPhone 5/4/4S, iPad 1st/2nd/3rd/4th Gen, iPad mini or iPod touch 5th gen. This allows you to record music and use guitar amps and effects in Apple's GarageBand software or other compatible applications.


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Nice kit but caveats

By Daniel_S

from Johnson City


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Comments about THE PADCASTER Padcaster & Lenscaster Advanced Kit:

This is a review of the kit and not the individual products.

The kit went together well. The Padcaster secures the Ipad well. One con on "The Padcaster" is the very tight access to the volume control and other controls on the rim of the IPad.

The right angle plug on the Sennheiser CX 685 earbuds will require the use of needle nose pliers to plug and unplug the earbuds while the Ipad is mounted in "The Padcaster" frame. The holes in the frame will only accommodate very thinly jacketed earbud or headphone connectors.

There was a small issue with mounting the Rode Video Mic to the On-Stage Boom pole. This boom pole does not come with the 3/8 stud that other boom poles have. Just add the Ambient Recording QFL-G3/8 3/8" Floater Stud B&H # AMQFLG38 to your order and this will correct the issue.

Also mounting the Jam to "The Padcaster" frame took a little trial and error. The case of the Apogee Jam will not stick to the adhesive side of velcro so I used a 1/4 x 20, half inch long screw to attach a Thomas & Betts - TC141 - Cable Tie Mount to the side of "The Padcaster" and then secured the Jam with a zip tie through the holes in the cable tie mount and around the body of the Jam leaving the volume control facing the Ipad side of the frame.

If you will be using this setup with a Retina display IPad be sure to add to your order the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, B&H # APL30P, because the Apogee Jam only works with either a usb connection or the 30 pin IPad connector. This adapter is a tight fit into "The Padcaster". Insert the adapter into the Ipad and then carefully insert the ipad into the frame by first sliding the 30 pin adapter into the associated slot in the frame. After the Ipad is in place connect the Apogee Jam 30 pin cable to the adapter.

If you would like more audio options than what the Apogee Jam provides look into the Apogee Electronics ONE USB Audio Interface for iPad & Mac B&H # APONEIOSMAC.

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