Video editing and file transfer from Win

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Jojo76, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jan 30, 2013
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    Hi all,

    I am a newb to the iPad but experienced geek and have a couple questions. I have some homemade videos on my iPad that I need to edit. Specifically I need to add a YouTube intro and outro to them so I can upload to YouTube. Very simple edits on my Win machine. Issue: the videos I need to add to my iPad videos are .avi, .mp4, etc and are on my win 7 box. I'm not sure how to transfer them to the iPad. I can def see them through home sharing via iTunes and Dropbox but it seems I need them to physically be on the iPad, correct.

    Question: what is a good video editor for this job and how do I get my two videos (intro and outro) onto the iPad so I can make these edits. Yes, I do know I can just do this on my laptop but I'd love to do it on the iPad if possible.

    Thanks,
    Jo
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Nov 16, 2011
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    Yes, they need to be accessible from your Photos app, though not necessarily in the folder "Camera Roll". BUT, they also need to be in an iDevice-friendly format. That .avi, for instance, probably isn't going to work. A little test might be to see if you can even import those videos into iTunes. You can quite easily re-encode these other formats (using HandBrake, etc.) if so inclined.

    Assuming proper format, there are a number of ways to get your videos to your iDevice; a few being:

    1. By syncing with iTunes. I would not recommend this, though, as the syncing process may be compressing the video. They resize photos without clearly telling you what they're doing, so I don't trust them with videos.

    2. Dropbox, or similar. With Dropbox, you have to mark the video as a "favorite" so that it will get downloaded to your device, then, in a second step you can transfer it to your camera roll.

    3. Photo transfer app (I use PhotoSync). This can transfer photos/video between computer and iDevice, or between iDevices via WiFi or Bluetooth.

    I've only used iMovie on my iPad (Mini), and the only other video editing app I know of is Pinnacle (2.5x price).

    Regards,
    Tom
     

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