Camera connection via SD card ?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by aerospace, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Apples description is vague. It says you can load videos from your camera via the sd card, so does that mean I can put extra movies on the sd card and view it on the ipad? It auto adds them to itunes?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW. "

    ^^^from apple.com

    Technically the ipad doesn't know that Avatar didnt come from my personal camera so it should work...?
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

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    You might be on to something in that matter. I just wonder if it will force you to import the movie into the Photos.app? Or if it would allow you to play the movies from the SD card? I guess we'll know for sure once the camera connection kit ships.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Somehow I doubt that. They mention videos in the first part yes, but then in the bottom they don't mention anything else except JPEG and RAW. I think that was probably a mistake on Apple's part as I can't see them supporting the various video codecs on different cameras. Even if they did there would probably be a file size limitation on it or some other restriction. I doubt they would open up a loophole that large to just use the SD card as movie storage for iTunes.
     
  5. macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    Apple added MJPEG support to the iPad (in avi format - NOTE - This doesn't mean it will play ALL avi files) to allow for uploading videos from digital still cameras.

    I don't know whether transfer of any video would be possible but we'll find out I suppose.

    PS, thanks again to all you folks in the USA for being beta testers for these new products. I'll be getting mine in a month or so when all the kinks are worked out.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol cant remember the last real book I read but the ibookstore is so convenient I may have to make myself a budget to not go overboard
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    This has come up a few times before and it still looks like no one is any closer to a definitive answer. I would also like to see if you could just plug a flash drive or a portable hard drive into the usb adapter and be able to access files like that! Hmm guess we won't know for sure until late April
     
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    macduke

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    I pray for this every night! Lol. It would make it easier to move files around. Hopefully it will have a more robust finder in 4.0. I remember reading some rumor on MR a month or so ago that said something about the next iPhone OS being more full featured like a real computer and that Apple was really excited about it?
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Why not put an SD slot on the iPad?
     
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    Maybe, because not everyone uses SD cards. All my digital cameras use CF (and I like it that way.) ;)
     

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