Q/a & Major-UPdate
Table Mounts For Tablets
Manfrotto utility arm with table clamp and iPad case.
Arm and mount plate:
New style mount:
A less expensive solution would come from a search for "gooseneck table mounts for iPads":
Search Google using “gooseneck iPad table mount” There seems to be an infinite variation of these stands for between $15 and $40.
The shorter the gooseneck the better, and a rotating mount which enables you to point the iPad at the tabletop is important. Avoid the kind with really long goosenecks. They jiggle endlessly. Not good for stop motion.