Terry, I hope things turn out well for your husband – no news is so hard!
I also use a tripod and my iPad to video searches and it works fine most of the time. Sometimes it is hard to do vehicles – you have to really think about where to place the camera – and sometimes it is hard to get enough of a small interior search area in the camera view, but for these one hide exercises, it is very easy to get the shot needed for review.
I love watching Taku! He is the most adorable little guy! He is the perfect size and just looks so plush! (I had a husky mix before Hunter, so I know you pay for the plushness with lots of hair everywhere!)
Wishing speedy healing to Jim!