iPad Camera Connector - HD Camcorder footage

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Sevv, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Sevv macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Im looking to purchase both a Panasonic HDC SD700 and an iPad for our up coming Florida holiday... ok its a great excuse :) I was wondering if youd be able to take the SD card out of the camcorder, plug it into the iPad Camera Connector and playback your HD footage on your iPad?

    I wouldnt want to download it as... well it would take far too much space. Can you watch footage without first downloading it?

  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    No, you have to transfer to the iPad to view.

    And Apple apparently doesn't allow HD footage that doesn't come through iTunes. The HD video out of my Canon 3500IS transfers but does not play. 640x480 video transfers and plays fine.
  3. Sevv thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Thanks for the reply, a real shame :( It would have been cool :)
  4. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    Also don't forget the frame rate. My HD camcorder does 720p @30 or 60fps and my iPad won't play it

  5. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    Yikes! Does this mean that video from the Sony Bloggie camera will not play either? (Has anyone tried it already?)
  6. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    I wonder if videos taken with iPhone 4 will transfer over and play?
  7. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Like most Apple products, it seems kind of fussy on video formats.

    Does the output fall under the criterion here? I transferred HD footage from a Canon 5D mk II, as a means of storing it until I got home, and it did not play. Did not expect ti to because it was 1080p @ 43-48 mbps.

    edit: I looked up the specs, and if you record in full HD (1080 / 60p : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), then no you will not be able to view the files.
  8. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    Be careful, you may not be able to get the Camera Connector before your florida trip. How long before you have to go there? Because there's now like nearly a 2 month backlog on the Camera Connector kit.
  9. MikeyWest macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    It depends on the camera and the HD standard. For example, I can transfer HD footage shot with an Olympus uTough-6010 (H.264, 1280 x 720, Millions
    AAC, 1 channels, 44100 Hz) but not the full HD from my Kodak Zx1
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I assume that when you say transfer you also mean you can play them on the iPad? Ratz. What a pain in the hiney. :mad:
  11. rworne macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    I have a Bloggie and it is mostly unsupported.

    Well almost. You cannot connect it without it complaining it is not supported, but if the Bloggie is powered on first it will connect and show the photos on it. It will not import any movies though.
  12. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Video from my iPhone 4 will play on my iPad. I did it today.
  13. foshizzle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    well, I'd be interested in how this turns out for you.

    But, I'd like to thank you for coming down here to Florida for vacation. As long as you don't go to the panhandle, the beaches are still pristine and oil-free. Enjoy your stay.

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