use iPad as live camera display?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rweakins, Nov 8, 2010.

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    rweakins

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    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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    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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    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: http://vimeo.com/16249536

    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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    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:

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    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/produ...FI_8PC_8GB_Pro_X2_SDHC.html/BI/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/product/683276-REG/Eye_Fi_EYE_FI_4CN_4GB_Connect_X2_SDHC.html
     
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    Tom G.

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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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    rweakins

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    The 7D takes CF so the eye fi option is kind of not really an option
     
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    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:

    www.synchrotech.com/products/media-adapters-compactflash_eye-fi_sdhc_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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    any updates on this? anything new out that will work? perhaps through bluetooth or something?
     

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