Connect iPad To Tripod (And More) With ArchMount Ultra Portable Mounting System [Kickstarter]

Now, where is that 100-pound bag of dog food?

Now, where is that 100-pound bag of dog food?

Have you ever tried to do any serious videography with an iPad? I don’t recommend it casually, but the iPad can be a great HD video tool, combining high resolution video capture abilities with a large screen for monitoring. Connecting it to a tripod, however, can be a trial.

SerialKickers aim to solve this problem with a new product for iPad, the ArchMount, an ultra-portable mounting system that will let you attach your iPad to a camera tripod for use in video, tele-prompter, or music applications.

The ArchMount consists of a single molded piece of non-abrasive, strong plastic that connects to a large iPad (not the mini, yet) via a couple of stretchy bungie-cord-like straps and a couple of smaller sized plastic pieces. It’s a lovely design, making the ArchMount easy to carry in a pocket or small bag with your iPad, without adding much bulk. The central piece has a standard tripod threaded mounting hole to make it super easy to connect to any still or video camera mount with a 1/4-20 tripod screw mount.

archmount with clip

The team points out that in addition to the intended videography application, the ArchMount can be used to mount an iPad for tabletop photo scanning, tele-prompting, script reading, and even displaying sheet music. They’re even making a 90˚ mounting bracket which connects to the ArchMount, making this an even more versatile product. If you pledge $34 or more, you’ll get the ArchMount along with the mounting bracket, which seems like a pretty good deal.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter Project page and watch the video, as it gets pretty funny near the end. There’s also a Facebook page for the ArchMount to keep tabs on the product, as well.

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