Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to Douglas Amsbury)
Several problems in the way on this, likely to never be solved on current generation HW.
1) USB 2 doesnt have bandwith for live video.
2) Camera could theoretically perform live 264 encode and then output via USB. But I dont know of any DSLR cameras that do this, and then someone would have to write the SW on the ipad side.
Your best hope is non-live preview. Snap a shot and then view on ipad.
With the new ipads high resoultion the ipad has the potential to be a great external view screen.
I want to be able to make sure my shots are exactly in focus before I set up long time lapse sequences.
Neither the viewfinder nor the camera's screen resultion suffice.
The best (least bad) option I've found so far is the Eye-Fi pro card. The Pro version supports ad-hoc Fifi so you can beam photos directly to your iPad without carrying around a Wifi hub.
The ideal solution would be exactly the same app that works over USB so I dont have to disloge my 128GB SD card in order to put in the itsy bitsy 8GB Eye-Fi card.
You can do that throgh an arduously manual process of using the photo app to download, import, and then disply your photo.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to ebrakus)
Thanks - I see the answer is NO. Seems strange to me that when connected to a television set the camera can work as a security camera with everything showing on the TV. Obviously I pad is not a TV.
The Ipad would be a great tool for focusing in macro photography If live view was avaailable.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to ebrakus)
You would need HDMI for connection to High Def devices but you can also connect with an EG-D100 vidio cable that came with my camera -- a Nikon D300. I could do this with my first point and shoot 8 or 9 years ago but I don't remember what was used to connect to the television.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to ebrakus)
Does anyone know if currently the camera connection kit would work with new ipad if I connect to my D300 via USB. Been hearing a lot of issues when connected to camera via USB since iOS4.3 update.
Just wondering if D300 is affected.