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iPad camera connector & USB drive

630 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 7:50 PM by Skydiver119 RSS
actuarius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 6, 2012 5:53 PM

Hi

 

Trying to import photos from a USB thumbdrive to my iPad1 using my camera connector kit. 

 

Did some research and I did exactly that recommended:

 

1. Created a root folder "DCIM" in the drive and loaded my JPEG and MOV files there.

2. iPad recognised the drive and displayed all photos and videos.

3. Nothing happens after I click "Import All".  It seems to be stuck at importing the first photo.

 

The photos are all about 1MB each, which I think should not be a problem since I have imported larger ones from cameras.

 

All filesname are 8 characters exact.

 

Any idea what is the problem? 

 

Thanks a bunch!

MacBook Pro 13, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 4GB RAM
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    May 6, 2012 5:56 PM (in response to actuarius)

    Everything you said sounds like it should work. Have you tried just importing one instead of all to see if it works?

     

    Also, how many are you importing? I know when I'm importing a lot it takes a bit to get it going.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,195 points)
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    May 6, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to actuarius)

    You seem to be doing it right. When the pics & movs appear as thumbnails on the iPad screen, are you tapping the ones you want to import. Then tap Import All.

     

    As an alternative just import the pics. If that works, then import the movies. Could be a format problem with the .mov

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,195 points)
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    May 6, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to actuarius)

    Do all the thumbnails arrear on the iPad? Do you have another USB drive that you could try?

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    May 6, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to actuarius)

    Have you tried resetting the iPad? Hold down the home and sleep keys, past the red slider, until you see the silver apple and let it reboot. Maybe it got 'stuck' and can't unstick itself. resetting gives it that opportunity.

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    May 6, 2012 7:50 PM (in response to actuarius)

    Glad it worked for you. That reset is a quick and easy way to fix many a glitch on the iPad. You won't lose any data, it's just a 'control/alt/delete' for the device.

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