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iOgrapher

iOgrapher

Perfect timing that I would stumble onto this new device the week after I wrote about Touchcast, because I can see the two going together like chocolate and peanut butter.

The brainchild of a high school media arts teacher, the iOgrapher is a simple, inexpensive shooting rig for your iPad or iPad mini. Pop your device into it, and the side handles give you a much more stable way to hold your iPad, alleviating a good amount of that jerky, hand-held camera shake that plagues most video shot with a tablet or mobile device. It also gives you a tripod mount for the ultimate in stability.

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App Review: TouchCast

I love it when apps get me excited, and Touchcast has me all sorts of excited! It’s an app full of possibilities and potential.

At its most basic level, Touchcast is like having a television studio on your iPad. Not only can it shoot video, but you can insert graphics in real-time as you’re recording. That’s huge! Typically you would shoot your video, then import the footage into your computer and use editing software to add your lower thirds, over-the-shoulders, etc., before exporting the finished movie file. Touchcast can potentially eliminate the need for post-production work, seriously speeding up workflow.

And did I mention it’s free through the iTunes store?!

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Book by FiftyThree

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!

I love the Paper app by the same company, and when I first downloaded it I thought, “Boy…, wouldn’t it be great if you could order a printed copy of the books you create using this app?”

Well, I guess someone was listening. Or maybe that was their plan all along?

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North Haven News on Flipboard

North Haven News Now Available on Flipboard

I’m excited to announce that in addition to the website, North Haven News is now available as a Flipboard magazine! This is something I’ve been working on in the background for a couple of months now, making sure I could keep up with the curation process before announcing it to everyone.

For those of you unfamiliar with Flipboard, it’s an app available for iOS and Android that gives you an elegant and visually beautiful way of browsing content curated from the web and your social networks. I gush about it in a previous blog post, so it should be of no surprise that I would evetuanlly bring North Haven News to the platform.

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