How to get homemade video onto iPad1?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by avatars, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. avatars macrumors newbie

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    iPhoto used to be an easy place that automatically stored and provided access to homemade videos that were shot using a camera. I cannot recall exactly when, but one of the iPhoto upgrades changed this functionality, and it still stores the video in iPhoto, but I have to use Quicktime or iMovie to access the video on my iMac.

    I have videos in iPhoto from that prior functionality, and they transferred to my iPad1 with a regular synch. I shot some new video using a regular camera, and I cannot find a way to transfer it to my iPad1. In the photos synch section I have it set to include videos, and in the movies section I have it set to include all movies. I even created a project in iMovie so that it exists outside of iPhoto, but still no luck. I have done some searching in this forum and cannot find this topic, so if I missed it, I apologize for creating a duplicate thread :eek:

    Advice is appreciated :)
     
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    the videos need to be converted to an iPad friendly format. I don't know anything about iMovie, but I would expect that there is a way to convert videos in it. or download Handbrake and use the iPad preset.

    Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
     
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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  4. avatars thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Than you for the advice. It looks like handbrake will work for exporting from iPhoto, but it does not work with iMove, which is where I compiled multiple clips into one project. In order to export from iMovie, it looks like I need to drop $100 on Toast, or a similar program :/ Just trying to find a cheap way to view my own content on my iPad1 :(
     
  5. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    You should be able to export from iMovie into an iTunes friendly format...
     
  6. avatars thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :D Thank you for the tip! I found the 'share/iTunes' option in iMovie. I figured Apple had to have a way to transfer content across their device spectrum, but could not figure it out.
     

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