The Padcaster and BeTerrific teamed up to bring fans live multi camera coverage of The Saks Fifth Avenue Style Games, starring the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Padcaster, the revolutionary iPad case that transforms Apple’s tablet into an on-the-go video production studio, teamed up with five-time Emmy Award®-winning journalist Michael Artsis of BeTerrific for a wireless multi-camera live broadcast of The Saks Fifth Avenue Style Games put on by the Philadelphia Eagles, their cheerleaders and Brad Smith’s True Foundation. The first broadcast of its kind, The Padcaster’s Josh Apter and Artsis created a completely live multi-camera production using only iPad Airs, iPad Minis, Padcasters and some free switching apps.
The team began with red carpet interviews in the front of the store, and followed the action with play-by-play coverage of the main event. Michael Artsis of BeTerrific hosted the event live and kept up with all the action, often running the length of the store just to keep pace! “This event was so exciting and truly groundbreaking. To be able to walk into a venue and move without the restrictions of cables or having to worry about tripping over people really allowed us to bring viewers into the action in a way never before possible. I’m thrilled with the results and excited for the future!” says Artsis.
Josh Apter of The Padcaster adds, “To think anyone can do this so easily is amazing. All you need is an iPad, a Padcaster, a wi-fi network and a few great apps – and no cables! It really puts the power in the people’s hands and it’s an honor to team up with Be Terrific and do it first. And let’s not forget this was a great event that raised a ton of money and awareness for a great charity!”