Other uses for the iPad camera kit?

roletti2007

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Maybe someone can shed some light on this the ipad camera kit comes with a USB port correct? So would it be possible to use that to import let's say documents?
 

Roy Hobbs

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Maybe someone can shed some light on this the ipad camera kit comes with a USB port correct? So would it be possible to use that to import let's say documents?
I think its called a Camera Kit for a reason. It will import pictures and movies from a CAMERA
 

nStyle

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I can definitely see some custom app (jailbroken one) that utilizes the USB for other kinds of documents.

We will no doubt see this.
 

jaw04005

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At least in one area of Apple’s Web site, it mentions the Camera Connection Kit as being able to import Video also.

Which raises two questions:

1. Where do those imported videos go? The Videos.app? Or the Photo.app?
2. Can I store .M4V or .MP4 videos on an SD card, and use the SD Card Reader to Dock adapter to import new movies into my iPad?

As for anything else — looks like it’s not happening at least with 3.2. Maybe they’ll offer something more with 4.0.
 

nStyle

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jaw, it's likely not going to happen within Apple's limitations anyway, it will probably come with a jailbreak related thing. Any type of file can come through USB, its just you have to have the right software to recognize the files and read them.
 

roletti2007

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I think its called a Camera Kit for a reason. It will import pictures and movies from a CAMERA
Hey man, no reason to come off like that, just a question and a valid one at that, this is why forums can be vexing, there always one or two......
 

Shymcfly

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I would like to see "and most likely will" jailbreak apps that allow program execution from a flash drive
 

malnar

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At least in one area of Apple’s Web site, it mentions the Camera Connection Kit as being able to import Video also.
I was wondering this too. If you get the USB connection kit, you could theoretically connect a Flip video camera . . . but would the video transfer? Hopefully someone will try.