Wow! Journalists now have a new weapon…. and it’s called – iPad

iPad video journalism comes of age at NAB 2012

Allan Tépper | 04/21

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Ever since I saw the 3rd-generation iPad (2012), I began to have visions of its use for video journalism. Many of ProVideo Coalition magazine readers sent me private enthusiastic comments about my pre-NAB iPad articles like Avid now lets you edit video on your iPad for US$4.99. Should you?Why an iPad is like a 4×5 view camera, and why you’ll need a black “focusing cloth” and later part 1 of my review called 1st handheld dynamic microphones withhybrid XLR/USB/iPad connectivity from Audio Technica. While I was translating/localizing brochures for Avid Latin America just before NAB 2012, I became aware that they were going to launch iNews Command for iPad. On the NAB 2012 floor, I saw several iPad video journalists. Ahead you’ll find several photos, a few videos, and comments about various iPad video accessories.

 

iNEWS and iPad

iNEWS and iPad (photo courtesy of Avid)

Mounts for iPad 2012

 

Back in Why an iPad is like a 4×5 view camera, and why you’ll need a black “focusing cloth” I mentioned that via Amazon, Abesco & Co. offers this tripod mount specifically for the iPad (2012) for US$69.95. In just the few weeks that have passed since then, the price has dropped to US$56.95. At NAB 2012, I saw at least two other such mounts in use with the iPad (2012): First I saw the Makayama Movie Mount for iPad2:

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As stated above, the Makayama officially works with the iPad2, although the gentleman I photographed had managed to use it with the third-generation iPad (2012). For US$99.95 (at publication time), the Makayama also includes a .45x wide angle adapter.

 

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