Keynote: Adding video to presentation

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Tralasau, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Tralasau macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    Has anyone figured out how to add video from a desktop computer to a keynote presentation?

    For example, I have some video files in my camera, and when I use the camera kit to move over all the media in my camera to my iPad, those videos go into the 'photos' app on the iPad.

    When you try to add a video to keynote, it only searches in the photos folder for images and video, so I can easily add video that I uploaded from my camera to keynote, which is good.

    However, if you do all the proper conversions of a media file on the desktop (I.e. Changing avi to mp4) and then drag over these video files to the iPad, they only show up in the 'Movies' app, and not in the photos app where you need them to be selectable in Keynote.

    How can I put videos in the 'photos' app to make them accessible by keynote?

    (note, I have tried uploading videos to my camera from my desktop first, and then using the camera connection kit, but that doesn't work since my camera don't allow adding of files to the SD card.)

    Thanks everyone!
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    Have you tried loading the video to the SD card directly via an SD card reader and not via the USB cable to the camera? On another note, can you change the way the camera connects to the computer. Some can change from camera to Mass Media Storage. You would want to set it as Mass Media Storage in order to transfer files back to the camera. What camera do you have?

    If you put it in the DCIM folder on the SD card, the CCK should see it and allow you to upload to the iPad.

    I have not tried it, but I would think it would work.
  3. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    it should be possible to add files to your SD card. when yu plug in your camera, it shouldmshow up on your desktop as a mounted drive.
  4. Tralasau thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    Some cameras don't allow adding of files(even though it shows up as a mounted drive) and this Cannon one doesn't. I don't have an SD card reader, but maybe I can find someone who does.

    I am not sure if it will work 100% because I might not have the exact same type of codec formatting as the videos on the camera, so the ipad might see that and not transfer it over.

    I'm just surprised keynote has that artificial hinderance.

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