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iPad Camera Connection Kit: Raw Image and Flip Video

22110 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2012 12:46 PM by Menneisyys RSS
  • Scott Shephard Calculating status...
    Max, I just imported two raw files from my 5DII via a direct connection to the iPad USB camera connector kit and then downloaded them to my computer using Aperture. No problems. File sizes were around 26 megabytes each in the exported versions.

    What I would like to see a way to export these raw photos from the ipad to a SD card via the iPad SD card reader so I can archive the photos to something other than my iPad (which is 32 gigs.).
    12 Powerbook G4
  • Sherman Wilcox Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    I've tried to import video from my Flip HD. Imports but doesn't play, as others are reporting here.

    On the other hand, I can import and play movies from my Canon S90 camera just fine.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Prat P Calculating status...
    I was able to get my ipad to work with my USB Compact Flash reader. This way I can transfer my images from my Nikon D300 RAW/JPG, no issues viewing on the ipad.

    I was also able to get the ipad camera connection USB kit to work with SD card and downloading both JPG and 720p AVCHD lite video .MOV files from my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS. The 720p video plays on the ipad perfectly and I was able to edit just fine.
    15.4" MBP 2009, Windows 7
  • brentmid Calculating status...
    I was able to play videos from my Flip Mino HD without any conversion on my iPad by sending them to the iPad via GoodReader or Dropbox. The videos played in those two applications just fine.

    So why can't I play them in Apple's "Videos" application?

    Ultimately I'd like to send them to ReelDirector for editing on the iPad, but that won't work either.

    So my question is - if GoodReader and Dropbox can play them, why can't Videos or ReelDirector?

    See my blog post for a little more info:
    iPad, Macbook, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Arthur Jacks Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Jun 21, 2010 11:57 PM (in response to brentmid)
    I have had no problems importing nef files from the iPad to my MBP via iTunes, what I have found important is how you proceed in iTunes. If ( in my case ) I just click on the preview image Photoshop will open an approx 3 Mb jpeg version, to sort this I went to iTunes preferences, under the general tab I inserted Photoshop ( or your choice of editing package ) in the edit photo box, under the advanced tab I have all the boxes ticked so a raw file will open.
    Returning to iTunes I highlight the required image, click the pencil edit icon on the bottom toolbar and my image opens in ACR at approx 15mb.
    17" MBP ( late 2009 ), Mac OS X (10.6.4), Photography, motoring, European travel
  • Buzz02 Calculating status...
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:13 AM (in response to Prat P)
    I also have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS. However, only photo files appear on the import list of the iPad when I plug in the Apple Camera Connector with the Camera's SD Card.
    Does anyone have any suggestions why the video files do not appear given that it works for others with videos taken on a card with the same camera?
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (134,880 points)
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:32 AM (in response to Buzz02)
    A Google search showed there are many Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS cameras. There are at least a ZS3, ZS5 and ZS7. Which one do yo have? What setting are you using to produce/generate the video on your camera? What are the specifics of the resulting video?
  • Buzz02 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2010 10:13 PM (in response to lllaass)
    Thank you for your reply. I have a Lumix DMC-ZS3. Videos have been taken with an automatic setting. The file type produced is an AVCHD file. My subsequent reading suggests that AVCHD files are not compatible with the iPad and need to be converted before being able to be transferred to the iPad. I presume this means that the previous comments that the files were being read by the iPad suggests that those files were from a different model DMC-ZS which did not use the AVCHD file format. I would be interested if there is some other explantion (or ideally a solution) to be able to transfer these viseo files to the iPad (with out having to go via a computer to 'convert').
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Sep 18, 2010 11:56 PM (in response to Buzz02)
    If the videos are AVCHD there no way around not having to convert the videos for iPad playback.
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, nano 5th, iPad and a bunch of other stuff...
  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)

    David Strait wrote:


    If Flip videos don't load on the iPad via the computer, there is no way you could hope to use the camera connection kit to transfer Flip videos!


    Actually, the opposite is true: the CCK is able to read far more video formats and files than iTunes can sync.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jun 6, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Buzz02)

    For ZS3 MTS files, all you need to do is remuxing (NOT recompressing!) the files with iVI. Nothing else needs to be done. Then, iTunes will be able to synch them as Photos.


    Here's an article on remuxing MTS files; make sure you follow the iVI link at the bottom: your-camera

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