Video Production Equipment for Online College Lectures By Padcaster
Padcaster uses the already dynamic cameras on your smartphone or iPad to help you produce high-quality virtual educational content. With a wide range of filmmaking accessories, Padcaster provides you with tripods, lenses, microphones, and whatever you need to transform your mobile device into an easy to use production suite.
If your college or university is looking for a livestreaming solution for lectures or expanding its online course catalog, Padcaster has everything you need to make virtual learning simple for your professors and easily accessible for your students. Padcaster’s video production devices enable lecturers to generate high-quality online video content to enhance student learning even if they can’t be physically in a college classroom.
Allow Padcaster to improve the quality of your college’s virtual classes so your student body can concentrate on what’s being taught without having to struggle to see or hear their professor.
In addition to traditional camera accessories, Padcaster also offers unique filmmaking tools like a mini teleprompter, so educators can look directly into the camera lens without having to glance at a script or memorize a long lecture. The Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter includes a Bluetooth remote so educators can operate it by themselves and concentrate on teaching.
Padcaster is compatible with the most popular filmmaking and editing apps so recording, uploading or livestreaming virtual lectures is easy to do. Integration with virtual classroom management software is simple and Padcaster hardware enhances the quality of video content when utilizing applications such as Google Classroom or other virtual classroom tools.
In addition to streaming classes and lectures, Padcaster’s video production and livestreaming equipment can be used for other higher education needs such as conferences, sporting events and board meetings.
Padcaster equipment turns your iPad or smartphone into the ultimate production suite to make recording or livestreaming lectures easy.
- Record lectures
- Livestream college classes to anywhere in the world
- Connect with students at home
- Broadcast collegiate events
- Conduct virtual meetings with university faculty and administration
Transform your iPad into an all-in-one mobile production suite with the Padcaster Studio. Perfect for schools, journalists, filmmakers, companies of all sizes and more, the Padcaster Studio is a turnkey video production system that empowers you to tell your story - with tools that are mobile and professional.
Break the rules, not your gear.
A rugged military-grade aluminum frame and flexible urethane insert protect your iPad to ensure that you always get your shot no matter where you go.
See things your way.
Dramatically increase your iPad’s field of view with the Padcaster Wide Angle/Macro Lens or zoom in close to the action with the Padcaster Telephoto Lens.
Be heard over the crowd.
With the Padcaster Unidirectional Microphone, Stick Microphone and Lavalier Microphone you’re ready to record great sound in any situation.
Shed some light on the situation.
The Padcaster LED Light packs 96 high intensity LEDs into a tiny package. Fully dimmable and with 360° articulation, the LED also works with four AA Batteries or a rechargeable battery pack.
The Padcaster Fluid Head Tripod/Monopod is packed with features - perfect as a full-height tripod on the ground or a portable monopod on the go. Coupled with the ultra-compact Padcaster Dolly Wheels, the two provide maximum portability between locations and limitless versatility on location.
Tell your story.
With the Parrot Teleprompter you can speak naturally while looking right at the lens - and interacting directly with your audience. With the same quality beam splitter glass found in high-end teleprompters, just roll your text on any phone and start telling your story with the Parrot. The only time you’ll be speechless is when you take it out of the box.
We've got your back.
The Padcaster Greenscreen unfurls to a generous 5’x7’ and then quickly packs up into its own small storage bag giving you an instant background - anywhere. With the included Universal Stand, you can hang your Greenscreen wherever you need it.
Contain your excitement.
Fully padded with five velcro dividers, removable internal zipper pouch, tripod holder and waterproof cover - the rugged, elegantly designed Padcaster Backpack securely carries your entire mobile studio with ease.
Case Study: Recording University Lectures to Connect Students and Professors with Video
It is now more imperative than ever for college institutions to make their classes accessible by video. It is crucial for many reasons but perhaps the most important is the opportunity for students to create a personalized learning experience where they can learn at their own pace. Students unable to attend lectures in person due to health or personal reasons no longer have to miss lectures and can watch them from the comfort of their own home. Read about how one freelance videographer is helping enable colleges and universities to do just that.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have them.
Will I be able to pay using a purchase order?
Yes, we accept purchase orders from universities. Please fill out this form to contact one of our education sales representatives.
Can I use Padcaster to livestream lectures?
Definitely! Padcaster works seamlessly with multiple livestreaming platforms to make streaming easy.
Is there particular software that I need to download for the Padcaster to work?
Padcaster works with a wide range of software. Any app that works with your iPad will work with Padcaster hardware. If you would like software recommendations please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any colleges currently using Padcaster?
Yes! We work with colleges all over the US and internationally. Check out the fantastic work the journalism students at Stony Brook University did when they livestreamed the 2018 midterm elections with Padcaster
Do you offer discounts for colleges?
Yes, we offer education discounts. Please get in touch to learn more.
What generation of iPads does the Padcaster work with?
iPad Pro 11”, iPad Pro 10.5”, iPad Air 10.5”, iPad 10.2”, iPad 9.7” iPad Mini.
What if my college needs custom packages; can we put together solutions that are unique to different departments?
Yes! We understand that each college is unique and may need custom bundles, and we are happy to work with you to put together a package that fits the needs of your university.