Other uses for the iPad camera kit?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by roletti2007, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. roletti2007 macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    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?
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    I think its called a Camera Kit for a reason. It will import pictures and movies from a CAMERA
  3. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    I can definitely see some custom app (jailbroken one) that utilizes the USB for other kinds of documents.

    We will no doubt see this.
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    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.
  5. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    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.
  6. roletti2007 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    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......
  7. Shymcfly macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    I would like to see "and most likely will" jailbreak apps that allow program execution from a flash drive
  8. FoxDavis macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Puyallup, WA.
    What about a web camera using the USB adapter?
  9. roletti2007 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    Not sure but I'll buy the kit and check it out, worse case if I can't use it I'll return it
  10. malnar macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    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.

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