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Camera Connection kit with USB Key

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by mmb32, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Can USB files on a key (photos or videos presumably are the only valid formats) be transferred directly to the ipad via the connection kit? Or do I have to use a camera usb connector?



  2. macrumors 6502

    yes, as long as the files are in a directory named "DCIM" on your USB key, they will be seen by the iPad when you plug it in via the Camera Connection Kit's USB connector. any files outside the DCIM directory are not seen by the iPad. Files in subfolders within DCIM also seem to be found and imported (though the directory hierarchy is lost on iPad side after importing)

    so in other words, yes you can manually store images or videos on your USB key, and as long as they're inside DCIM directory the iPad sees them and can import them.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Thanks for confirming, hoping to get the kit tomorrow then I can try it all out :)

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