Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 12:37 PM (in response to Johnh43)
Yes, you can import videos to iPad2 from just about any camera.
It is a 2 step process.
1- Convert the video into an iMovie friendly format
2- Import using iTunes (there is a trick to this)
Here we go:
Use a conversion program, like Handbrake, to convert your original video into a 1280x720 size. In Handbrake, use Average Bitrate (for HD movies) set to 10730 kbps. Set Audio to AAC, Stereo, 44.1kHz sample rate, 128kbps bit rate.
In iTunes, you just can't drag-and-drop your video to transfer into your iPad. You need to use the "Photos" tab and then select the "Include videos" check box (Steve Jobs, we need to talk...).
Now synch your iPad2 and the video will show up in your camera roll. Have fun!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2011 10:01 AM (in response to AppleAndPC)
And yet just another example of how apple-centric limitations frustrate even the simplest functions. If I can import a video directly into my iPad from my "non-apple" camcorder, and play it... Then I shouldn't have to use iTunes on another computer to not only covert the file, but to import it as well so that iMovie can "see" it!!!
This even happens when using garage band ON MY IPAD then trying to use the music I created in I Movie ON MY iPAD!!! You have to save the music to iTunes then connect to a laptop then import the music back to your iPad.
This is CRAZY!!!!!!!
Apple... Get your act together and make all this stupid crap stop... PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samsung Galaxy anyone? While the video editing app isn't as good as iPad yet, the comparability and functionality blows iPad out of the water... You can actually save to folders! Watch out apple google is hot on your a$$
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to AppleAndPC)
And of course in true Apple fashion, you can't do this with video's that you have added to iTunes and chosen to make an iPad -compatible version in iTunes. These video's only display in "Videos" on the iPad and not in "Pictures".
It's all a bit Mickey Mouse, really.