question about the camera connection kit

Discussion in 'iPad' started by X1Lightning, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. X1Lightning macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    can you use a SD card as extra storage on the ipad when its hooked up via the camera kit?

    Could i buy a large SD card and load it up full of movies and then play them on the ipad ?
  2. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Kind of. iTunes movies have to be synced from movies. If you have movies in the correct format without copyright on say movies you made in should be able to keep them on the sd card.

    I believe when you want to watch one you would need to transfer it from sd to ipad and then when you are done you can delete it. I haven't tried this yet it is based off of something that I read. I'm too impatient to wait for the kit.
  3. MacVDS macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    Philomath Oregeon
    Yes, you can load movies if they are in a format iPad likes, like MP4. You can't move them to your video app though, you have to watch them from the photos app. You can't view anything off an SD card other than thumbnails of the photos or video on the card for transfer. You can delete anything on your iPad that was transfered via the camera kit.
  4. BrennerM macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Just to add...the names of the movies don't come through (just length, date/time) so it is a bit of a guessing game if you have a bunch of movies on an SD card as to which one is which. It is not ideal but it does work in a pinch...I hope Apple updates the software at some point to make it more user-friendly.
  5. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hey just out of curiosity about how long would it take a movie (say about 1 gig) to transfer from the sd card to the ipad for viewing?

Share This Page