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iPad Pro can you edit Video from external drive (save space)?


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Original poster
May 21, 2008
Is it possible to edit from an external hard drive directly as to not take up space on the ipad when working on projects?
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2009
Las Vegas
I am very curious about this as well. I will test it out once public beta is out, but if anyone knows, please share!

This would be hugeeeee in terms of file management and editing.


macrumors 68030
May 3, 2011
Don't quote me but I believe this will be an option in Lumafusion to some extent. I say that because you can browse all your media on the external drive and mark selections for use in your project. On the Gnarbox external drive today, I believe when you add this selected footage to a project, Lumafusion only imports the selected range and not the full media file which obviously saves some space.
Not sure if other external drives will work the same way for importing only selected footage under iPadOS in Lumafusion but being able to browse all your footage directly from the external drive in Lumafusion will work.
I cannot comment on other editing applications but if you are even remotely serious about video editing on the iPad then you should be using Lumafusion!
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