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Old Nov 8, 2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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use iPad as live camera display?

Is there a way to use an iPad as a live camera display? I have a Canon 7D and was curious whether or not there was a way to connect my iPad to use as a video monitor while shooting video or not.

Any ideas?
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Old Nov 8, 2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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I don't think the iPad supports Video-In does it? So, the only way to use it as a display is wirelessly using an App on the iPad (like MaxiVista). Sounds like it'd be pretty messy to do what you're suggesting - it'd probably have to be driven through another computer which defeats the point?
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Old Nov 8, 2010, 02:32 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if it works for video, but there is a pretty slick setup to use an iPad as a remote display for digital cameras. You need an Eye-Fi card in your camera, and the Shutter Snitch app on the iPad.

Here's a video which demonstrates the setup:

I think Lee posted a thread about this on MacRumors a while ago, but I can't find that thread right now.
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Old Nov 8, 2010, 05:38 PM   #4
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I had a thread asking the same question... I'm planning to get the 60D and would love to set something like this up for doing video:



that wifi set up for stills sounds really great... other than having to jailbreak your iPad and buy two additional apps. This is also the first time I've heard of a wifi sd card... pretty cool:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...6857/KBID/7410

EDIT:
I just read (fstoppers.com/iPad/)that if you're connecting through a wireless router you don't need to jailbreak it and you can also use the cheaper wifi sd card:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...t_X2_SDHC.html

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You might look at the apps "Camera A" and "Camera B". I realize that these use an iPhone for the camera but it does shoot video.

Also have you experimented with using the "Camera Kit"?
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Old Nov 9, 2010, 02:09 PM   #6
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The 7D takes CF so the eye fi option is kind of not really an option
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The 7D takes CF so the eye fi option is kind of not really an option
This adapter might solve the problem:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...act_Flash.html

It looks like your 7D will take a Type II flash card, so it should fit.
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This adapter might solve the problem:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...act_Flash.html

It looks like your 7D will take a Type II flash card, so it should fit.
I looked at the reviews for that adapter and it looks like the Eye-Fi worked for some folks, but not for others. Here's another adapter which is designed to work with the Eye-Fi:

http://www.synchrotech.com/products/...hc_mmc-01.html

However, it sounds like even that adapter is only "guaranteed" to work with older Eye-Fi cards. Bummer...
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 11:17 PM   #9
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any updates on this? anything new out that will work? perhaps through bluetooth or something?
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