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Themortimers Calculating status...
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May 25, 2012 10:16 AM

Hello!

 

I have the camera connectivity kit and it's been working great when I plug my SD card in from my digital camera.

 

My issue is when I record videos on my camera. Due to the file format obviously not being compatible these do not show up in the list of photos when I plug the SD card in.

I'm not bothered about viewing them on my iPad but I'd like to upload them to my iPad to free up memory on my camera whilst I'm abroad on holiday. Then once I'm back I'll transfer them from my iPad onto my PC and view them on there.

 

Is there anyway I can do this?

 

Thanks in advance all.

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1
  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 25, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to Themortimers)

    Thanks for asking, I'm looking for the same info too. I am considering the purchase of a Nikon S8200.

     

    A salesman told me that most people buy a cheap netbook to transfer and store video while on vacation.

     

    The reason?

     

    In order to get the video off of your iPad, he said you have to go through iTunes and can't download directly to iMovie or to a desktop folder.

     

    Is this true and if so, is there a reason I should be concerned?

     

    Does it degrade the video? Is it a pain, or an uneccessary step? If it is in iTunes, do I simply export to iMovie or does the process have challenges or gremlins I wouldn't find out about until I try it?

     

    Going to Amsterdam, Prague, and Berlin this fall, don't want to screw up the pics and vids I take.

     

    Thanks

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 25, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to brwnsfan)

    I guess one solution would be to simply buy another 16gb card for $20 and forgo the camera connectivity kit ?

     

    Does it seem that people are having trouble with this? I don't see any replies from people who do this successfully.  Of course, it's only the problems you hear about!

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,340 points)
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    May 25, 2012 6:13 PM (in response to Themortimers)

    My Nikon camera makes videos with the .mov format whis will import directly to the iPad.

     

    Here's some alternatives, but they cost $.

     

    There are some wireless external hard drives that can be used with the iPad.

     

    The Kingston Wi-Drive, which costs $50 for the 16 Gigabyte, and then $30 more for every 16 gigs more. It works by you turning it on and then accessing the files on it from an app that you download on your iDevice. You can access music, movies, and other stuff. No connections or anything, it works like a WiFi connection, you connect to it from the setting on the iPad under wireless networks.

    Then there is the Seagate GoFlex, which some would recommend over the Wi-Drive. But this one costs $199 and had 500 Gigabytes of storage. It works the sameway as the Kingston: no wires, runs over its wireless connection. You can actually fit up to 300 HD movies on it.

     

    Another option:

    Expand your iPad's storage capacity with HyperDrive

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1153935/hyperdrive.html

    On the road with a camera, an iPad, and a Hyperdrive

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1160231/ipadhyperdrive.html

     

    An alternate would be to get multiple SD cards.

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 26, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)

    Makes sense, maybe I know enough now to be more specific with my questions.

     

    I assume I will still need a camera connectivity adapter to move photos and footage to the iPad.

     

    Storage shouldn't be a problem, I have a 64gb iPad and a 500gb iMac. I am concerned with the transfer mode from camera/iPad to my computer, not the other way around.

     

    The .mov format from the Nikon camera. Is this a default mode for Nikon or something I have to select on the camera? Will the .mov format import directly to the iPad and then iMovie on my computer?

     

    Will an iPad allow you to export directly to iMovie or do I go through iTunes? Is this anything I should be concerned with?

     

    Thanks

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,370 points)
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    May 26, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to Themortimers)

    The other thing to look for with the CCK is what it's named. The CCK only sees files with an 8 character, letters and numbers name. For example it'll see DSC_9934 but will not see DSC_89342

     

    If your camera isn't naming the video clips with 8 characters no matter what you do the CCK won't see it.

     

    The netbook can be an option, or the more affordable one is likely just to buy extra memory cards.

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 26, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to Skydiver119)

    Wow,

     

    Do I feel stupid.

     

    What is a CCK?

     

    I'm guessing  that I can change what the camera calls the files somehow, or do I need to do this after storing on an iPad, before transferring the files to my computer?

     

    If I transfer to an iPad, will it automatically go to Photos or will it reside elsewhere, somewhere it is visible. I understand I can't play them, just would feel better knowing they are there.

     

    Doies iMovie came as an app? Could I transfer directly from a camera to an iMovie app?

     

    Looking more and more like extra memory cards fro me, too simple. Still, I think I need to understand what to do as far as the transferring to an IPad, then to a computer. Doesn't make sense to have these capabilities and not use them due to my lack of understanding.

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 26, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to brwnsfan)

    Ok,

     

    iMovie does come as an app for $4.99. could I import directly to the app from a camera?

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,370 points)
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    May 26, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to brwnsfan)

    I'm sorry, CCK Camera Connection Kit.

     

    Changing the naming convention of the files is something you'd need to do on the camera, and you might not be able to do that.

     

    when I import video off my camera (I have a Canon) it shows up in my Photos app, but when I tap on it it plays in the video app.

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 26, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to Skydiver119)

    Do you then transfer it to a computer with iMovie? I would want to do that so I can edit and burn a DVD.

     

    This relates to my other questions about the transfer to an iMac. Any problem with it going to iTunes first, then to iMovie?

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 26, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to brwnsfan)

    It can't - when you insert the CCK with a card in it / a camera connected to it, the system-wise importer module of Photos comes up, and installing iPhoto won't change this behaviour.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 26, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to brwnsfan)

    iMovie isn't needed for transferring CCK-imported videos to your desktop later. (Of course, you CAN use iMovie to make some quick edits on your movies in the field.)

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 26, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to Menneisyys)

    Thanks.

     

    Whe transferring movies to my desktop later, is there any problem or glitches in them going to iTunes first?

     

    Does iTunes have an export command to iMovie or do I drag and drop the file?

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 26, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to brwnsfan)

    You can directly access the movie files (see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083 ); no export needed from iMovie (unless you want to export your iMovie projects to iTunes via File Sharing).

     

    Or, did you mean how you can import movies into iMovie on iOS? Only via the camera roll / synching back videos from the Photos tab in itunes.

  • brwnsfan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 27, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Menneisyys)

    All right,

     

    I'll take a sample vid on my iPad and give it a shot.

     

    Thanks

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