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How do I transfer video from a hard disk camcorder to ipad

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iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 6.0.1
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,315 points)

    You can try purchasing and using the camera connection kit to import your videos into your iPad.

    Or you can get the movies onto your computer then use iTunes to sync them to your iPad.

  • Christian A. Burkert Level 2 Level 2 (260 points)

    hi there,


    1. import your movie from camcorder to your computer using iMovie
    2. use iMovie to convert camcorder movie to a movie format compatible with QuickTime
    3. import QuickTime movie to your iTunes library
    4. select Movies from the overview page for your iPad in iTunes
    5. there either click on "sync all movies" or on "sync only selected movies"
    6. (make sure your movie has a checkmark next to it)
    7. connect your iPad to iTunes and sync it with your iTunes library
    8. now your selfmade movie should be on your iPad


    Hope this helps,



  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,245 points)

    Another way. You can use a USB flash drive & the camera connection kit.


    Plug the USB flash drive into your computer & create a new folder titled DCIM. Then put your movie/photo files into the folder. The files must have a filename with exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension (i.e.,; DSCN0164.jpg).


    Now plug the flash drive into the iPad using the camera connection kit. Open the Photos app, the movie/photo files should appear & you can import. (You can not export using the camera connection kit.)


    Secrets of the iPad Camera Connection Kit ection-kit/


    Pad2, the new iPad Supported Video Formats & Movie Formats


    • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
    • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
    • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format


     Cheers, Tom


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