iOgrapher is a recently launched accessory for Apple’s tablet which can turn any iPad Mini into a video shooting powerhouse. The creator of this product, Dave Basulto, a high-school media arts teacher in South Pasadena, California, invented this product because he wanted to help his students study and practice cinematography.
iOgrapher is not yet available on the market because the product hasn’t been officially launched. Judging by the large number of persons, who expressed their intention to test the accessory, the iOgrapher could become a successful product after its launch in summer 2013.
The video recording console is very easy to use; it is attached on the back of the iPad Mini and the owner can control it with the help of the two bars set on each side of the tablet. Artists who feel they need more support for still images and videos can also use the standard tripod mount that complements the iOgrapher. Basulto chose iPad Mini because it is the only one that is small enough to be carried around and yet, large enough for users to grasp the image they are trying to immortalize.
In the future, if the current product draws buyers, Basulto plans to create supports for other iPad models so consumers won’t have to buy a new tablet to create movies. He opted for the Mini version of Apple’s famous tablet because it has more appropriate dimensions and because its picture quality is very good. In case you were not familiar with the technical specifications of this tablet, you should know that it has a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1080p resolution screen.
The media arts teacher is willing to show potential customers how to use the device by publishing a series of online tutorials. This way, they can fully understand how the product works and they can obtain better results with it. He has managed to raise $2,665 out of the $15,000 goal, so far, but there are 16 more days left for him to fulfill this task. If everything goes according to the plan, the iOgrapher will be officially released in June. Analysts suggest customers to wait several more months until the second generation of iPad Mini is released.