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How can I import my home video's on to the iPad, so I can use iMovie?

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I have a question, I would like to import my home video's that are in iMovie, onto my iPad, so I can make the video on my iPad, instead my computer.


How can I import it?



  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)

    importing videos from iPhoto on mac to iMovie on iPad


    You will need to convert the video to the same format as the iPad shoots (Quicktime H.264 HD).

    Then import using the photos tab:

    Photo import iTunes.jpg


    This guide is based on a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad and a Windows 7 Prof. client machine running iTunes 9.1…

    Here we go:

    Step A: Opening iTunes and Setting Photo Sync Up
    Fire up the iTunes – Make sure that your iPad device is selected (see A1), and that you are switched to the Photos section (see A2) – finally – make sure you check “Sync Photos” Radio Button (see A3)…

    Open Itunes and Select Photos Folder

    Step B: Selecting Photo Folders to Sync
    You will be on the same screen – double-check that B1 is checked and move onto B2 – here you will chose folder that contains pics you want to move onto the device. Finally, for the purpose of this exercise – let’s chose “Selected Folders” as in B3 (I try to avoid “All Folders” as my photos folder has a large number of photos that would occupy pretty much all free memory space I have on my iPad)

    Select folders to be synced in iTunes

    Step C: Navigate to Photo Folder
    This should be a straight forward step that you have probably completed many times before – navigate to the folder that contains photos that you want copied onto your device – the path to your folder will be something similar to C1 (emphasis on ’similar’ – but not “the same”). Once done, click C2 (“Select Folder”) as shown on the screenshot.

    Check, Check… Select what you need in iTunes...

    Step D: Excluding Folders from Sync (SYNCING)
    In this step you will be able to exclude photo folders that you don’t want to see on your iPad – Verify that D1 and D2 are correct and then move to D3 where you will select what is being moved onto the iPad.


    Select albums you need

    Step E: Open Photo App
    Quick and easy – find a Photo app on your iPad (it’s likely it’ll not be at the same spot as shown here)

    iPad Photo App is opened

    Step F: Opening Albums View
    Once the Photo App is opened – hit the ALBUMS button (see F1):

    Switching to iPad Photo Albums View=

    Step G: Open Album
    Once in “Albums” view of the iPhoto App – you will be able to see all albums that have been synced – the albums should contain the photos you would like to see. For the puprose of this exercise I’ll hit G1 (album with Bird Photos):

    Let's select an album with photos you would like to review

    Step H: The End
    Voilà! All the photo from “Birds” folder are here – let the slide-show begin…
    Review photo content of an albums in iPad Photo

  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)

    Yes this is for video too.

    That is what I am trying to tell you, import them as you would import photos.


    Not as a movie.


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