A Low-Cost Video Rig for the iPad Mini

iOgrapher iPad Screen ViewThe Apple iPad Mini is a great video camera with both a 1080P HD video camera and a large, high resolution screen for viewing shots. Adding the iOgrapher case makes it even better though, with handles, a tripod mount and a 37 mm threaded mount for accessory lenses. Cold-shoe mounts are also available on the top of the case for attaching lights and microphones. Add a battery-powered LED light and the iRig audio adapter, and you can light your scene and use a balanced microphone to capture sound. A low-cost tripod from Manfrotto completes the rig.iOgrapher front view with LED light and lens 37 mm accessory lenses intended for camcorders are an inexpensive addition, and allow for  variety of shots. I have 0.4x Fisheye, 0.45x wide and 2x telephoto lenses in my kit. Although the included iOS Camera App is fine to get started, FiLMiC Pro allows for a greater degree of control while shooting.  With adjustable frame and data rates, onscreen audio monitoring and presets, it really enhances the capabilities of the rig. You can even get the FiLMiC Remote app and control the camera from your iPhone!

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