iPad holder with ArchMount design for easy mounting.

ArchMount gives your iPad a secure, portable tripod mount

Once again, Kickstarter.com is proving itself to be a mobile filmmaker’s best friend. This time around, SerialKickers is pitching the ArchMount, a sturdy, lightweight, portable tripod mount for your iPad.

There are other iPad tripod mounts on the market (such as The Padcaster and the MovieMount), but the ArchMount takes a unique approach. Rather than providing a solid frame in which to insert your iPad, the ArchMount snaps in place around your device using elastic cords. Is that a good thing? Well, according to its developer, the ArchMount is:

  • Minimalistic in design
  • Small in form factor
  • Sturdy and secure
  • Inexpensive
  • Stylish, even eye-catching
  • Non-abrasive (won’t scratch your iPad)
  • Able to attach to any standard 1/4-20 tripod screw mount

On the downside, the ArchMount does not provide additional mounts for other accessories, such as lights or microphones. By comparison, the MovieMount and Padcaster both provide additional mounts. That said, if all you’re looking for is an easy way to mount your iPad on a Tripod, the ArchMount looks like a great solution. Like all Kickstarter fundraising campaigns, there are different rewards for different levels of support. If you want to get your hands on an ArchMount, you’ll have to pledge a minimum of $22. I’d say that’s a pretty nice price!


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Video: The HHH Mobile Filmmaking presentation at LACPUG

Just in case you missed my Mobile Filmmaking presentation at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group back in July, here’s a (low angle) video of the whole enchilada! It’s PACKED with apps and accessories you need to know! Check it out! And as always, if you dig it, share it!

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The New GLIF tripod mount looks awesome!

UPDATE – MAY 30, 2017: Having successfully wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign, the GLIF is now available for purchase directly from the Studio Neat website! The GLIF will run you $28, while the full set with hand grip and wrist strap will set you back $55. The GLIF, one of the first iPhone camera accessories is still one of the best. And it’s about to get even better! Just in case you’ve been avoiding every article ever written about mobile filmmaking, the GLIF is a pocket-sized tripod mount for your iPhone.


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One Response

  1. Very nice device! Everyday I see a new product that helps young movie and TV producers break through the barriers to entry.