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ipad uses with a DSLR camera?

1028 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2012 4:01 PM by urashid RSS
Douglas Amsbury Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Can an ipad be used for live view with a DSLR camera?

  • ebrakus Calculating status...
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    Apr 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.

  • ebrakus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to Douglas Amsbury)

    Right, Thats with HDMI output from the camera to the TV (on the cameras I know in any case).

    If the ipad had an HDMI input you would be all set.

  • i_remus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 18, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to ebrakus)

    Hello all,


    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.



  • urashid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to Douglas Amsbury)

    There is a new accessory on kickstarter for wirelessly tethering an iPad with DSLRs:



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