The Padcaster is a rugged case that turns your iPad into an all-in-one movie making device. With threaded holes surrounding the Padcaster’s aluminum frame, you can attach your lenses, mics, lights and other accessories, then mount the Padcaster to a tripod for a steady shot. [click to continue…]
Wacom has released three new mobile products: the Cintiq Companion, Cintiq Companion Hybrid, or Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad. [click to continue…]
I’ll be the first to admit that I snicker a bit at the iPad-ographers of the world. It seems like every public event I go to anymore, someone is shooting video or snapping photos with a massive iPad. [click to continue…]
Check out the above video for a sneak peak on some of the work being done by Adobe Research and the University of Michigan. PixelTone is an experimental interface for image editing.
Photo editing can be a challenging task, and it becomes even more difficult on the small, portable screens of mobile devices that are now frequently used to capture and edit images. To address this problem we present PIXELTONE, a multimodal photo editing interface that combines speech and direct manipulation. We observe existing image editing practices and derive a set of principles that guide our design. In particular, we use natural language for expressing desired changes to an image, and sketching to localize these changes to specific regions.
You can read more on PixelTone in a 9-page research paper that documents the development of this multimodel interface.
RØDE has unveiled a new lavalier mic for iOS devices. The smartLav is a $60 lav mic that plugs into the headphone jack of the iPhone or other iOS device for close-miking of talent.
The smartLav is designed to be used with the RØDE Rec iOS app, which will allow you to record up to 16-bit/48kHz audio and then edit and publish that audio to a variety of sources. HDSLR shooters can import audio through from their iPhone into iTunes and then pull it into their NLE program for syncing with scratch audio from the camera. [click to continue…]
At CES 2013, Rode unveiled the iXY mic, a new stereo mic unit designed for iOS devices that captures up to 24-bit/96kHz audio directly to your iPhone or iPad. The iXY is fitted with a matched pair of 0.5″ cardioid condenser mics aligned at 90-degrees for optimal stereo recording. [click to continue…]