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iPad Camera Connection Kit iOS4.2

42352 Views 67 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2011 9:26 AM by Michael Morgan1 RSS
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Nov 27, 2010 12:41 PM (in response to Shanty51)
    Apple doesn't ever reply here. This is a user to user forum, and they monitor it only for things like adherence to the terms of use. It's not a place for official technical support. Very infrequently you will see someone from apple posting here (they have an apple logo by their name), but usually it's to request additional information for a problem they are troubleshooting or something like that. This isn't an official communications channel for apple.

    I'm afraid it sounds like you were expecting too much from folders, if I understand your post. It doesn't let you make folders for everything. The folders feature is merely a way to organize your apps on the home screens. All you can do with it, all it was designed to do, is to let you group app icons into folders for easier organization. It's not folders everywhere throughout the ipad.
    iMac C2D 2.16, iMac G5 2.1, flat panel imac 700, ibook G4 1G, Performa 6116CD, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Shanty51 Calculating status...
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    Nov 27, 2010 1:09 PM (in response to Barbara Brundage)
    Thank you, if you were referring to my post, the Folder Function is nice to me. I wish there was not a limit in apps you can put in, but making like Games1, Games2, etc, works okay for me. The Multi-tasking part I am still learning, as I cannot figure out how to have two open at a time, but it sure is nice that downloading an app does not halt if you go into another program and it stopping until you leave presently used app.

    If this Camera Kit issue is worked out in a timely manner, this unit would do the two things I cared to own it for. I am not an expert with Apple Products, but am fairly decent from 9th grade electronics (35 years ago). I am not sure this change from 100ma to 20ma will allow these too much power being used?

    Being a noob with Apple Products, I am willing to give up folders and multi-tasking for now to use the CCK. Is it possible to revert back to an old OS that worked for this feature?

    iPad, iOS 4
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 Level 7 (22,075 points)
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    Nov 27, 2010 2:08 PM (in response to Shanty51)
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  • HappyVegan Calculating status...
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    Nov 28, 2010 1:35 PM (in response to mumptastic)
    Well, what seems to work for me for importing images and video off a 4gb USB Lexar is to change the names for the files. I use the iOS4.2 on my iPad.

    I use a free app called "Rename"

    The folder system
    DCIM> 100CANON

    files are named "IMG0000","IMG0001" ..

    the setting I use in Rename app
    Remove first 50 characters
    Serialize after , serialize format "0000"
    Prefix "IMG_"

    then bulk rename!

    I hope this help the less experienced folks out there!

    iPad, iOS 4
  • bthoven Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2010 7:32 PM (in response to mumptastic)
    So any solution to fix the "Cannot use Device. The connected USB device requires too much power"?

    I'm no longer be able to use anything on the connection kit. It always display the above message.
    iPad, iPhone 3GS, iOS 4, PC Win XP/7
  • jamescrowley Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2010 2:44 AM (in response to bthoven)
    TechEye have reported on this issue here - Hoping this issue with get on Apple's radar eventually... at the moment it seems their support staff don't know anything about it!
    iOS 4
  • Ted Huddleston Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2010 9:51 AM (in response to jamescrowley)
    Sadly I am experiencing similar issues. After upgrading to 4.2.1 I am no longer able to connect my Sony DSC-V3 with the USB dongle. I get a message that the device is not supported and that the media may be damaged (it's not.) This particular camera has always worked flawlessly with the CCK under 3.2.x, and it is of course using the camera's internal battery while connected over USB so I don't think the power drop on the iPad dock connector is necessarily the culprit in this case.

    Mine is an older camera but like I said, it's always worked before, and I don't want to replace the camera as it still works fantastically well for me. Unfortunately it doesn't use an SD card so I've only been able to test with the USB dongle. I certainly would never have bought the CCK if I thought there was a chance that Apple would render it useless for my needs with an iOS update. I think I have the 3.2.2 ipsw somewhere, guess I'll see if I can figure out how to downgrade, which ***** because I was looking forward to getting an AppleTV for Christmas and using AirPlay with it. Seems like every time I get ready to throw "all in" with Apple they do something like this ... they make awesome tech but it's so frustrating!
  • Ted Huddleston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2010 10:39 AM (in response to Ted Huddleston)
    Well, I gave it one more shot with my USB-connected Sony camera before throwing in the towel, and was able to get it to work. It seems like iOS is a lot less forgiving now about what it recognizes on that dock connector. Every time I connected the camera before, under 3.2, I was able to just plug it in and the photo importer launched automagically - no fiddling with settings on the camera. Now, when I connect via USB, I have to select "PTP" on the camera menu. Apple's support page for the CCK indicates that you should use PTP, so this appears to be working as designed, but I never had to fiddle with the camera settings before - and certainly never got any errors indicating that the media was damaged. I guess it's possible that something got changed in the camera setup somewhere along the line and I'm just a crazy person, but I'm more inclined to believe that something has changed software-wise on the iPad.

    Anyway, I'm just relieved to have this functioning again. Apple, you're back in my good graces for now.
  • GStrecker Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2010 5:09 PM (in response to Gshackman)
    My Blue Yetti microphone no longer works with my iPad also. The mike worked fine through the camera connection kit prior to the iOS 4.2.1 upgrade. I have not tried any USB flash drives again yet, but I see others are having problems with this too. Many folks bought this particular $150.00 mike specifically because a number of Apple pundits tested it and said it worked. It did and worked very well until this last upgrade. Apple needs to put the settings back where they were. It is ruining the versatility of the iPad.
    iPad, iOS 4
  • sjøgren Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Dec 5, 2010 11:20 AM (in response to GStrecker)
    Hi everyone.

    It is now confirmed. It happen after the release of iPad iOS4.2 sadly.
    Its true about the change of 100mA to only 20mA now.

    Here it is:

    Among the many changes in iOS 4.2 for iPad Apple has apparently decreased the amount of power that the iPad’s USB port can
    emit from 100mA to 20mA. The good part about this is that your iPad’s battery will probably last longer but the downside is that
    Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit is crippled for many people. The Apple Camera Connection Kit includes two adapters: 1 USB
    connector and 1 SD card reader.

    The essence of the issue with the connection kit and iOS 4.2 is that connected devices that require power of more than 20mA will
    no longer work. That means that many USB keyboards (Apple’s included) will no longer work with the iPad, as well as USB flash drives.
    When the user connects a device that is not self-powered and requires more than 20mA of power from the iPad they get the following alert: “The connected USB device requires too much power.”

    This issue not only pertains to camera-related devices but also is an issue for microphones. USB microphones were compatible with the
    iPad running iOS 3.2.2 but now some of them apparently use more than 20mA of the iPad’s USB power. Although many users are unhappy
    that they cannot use many of their USB flash drives, USB keyboards, or USB microphones anymore users are even angrier that many of their
    USB cameras no longer work with the iPad.

    The iPad Camera Connection Kit’s USB adapter was built so users with USB cameras could plug their cameras in via USB on the go.
    Now they cannot anymore as most USB cameras require too much power from the iPad. This issue is unpleasant for photographers relying
    on the iPad to import and upload their photos on the fly. It is unknown whether or not this is simply a bug in iOS 4.2 but we do hope that
    it is and that Apple will fix it in an upcoming software update. To summarize, the iPad Camera Connection Kit no longer works with
    non-self powered devices.

    Sadly but true. I hope Apple will fix this in a future release because my iPad is now useless for me as a photographer

    Message was edited by: sjøgren
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  • mike(uk) Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2010 4:04 PM (in response to sjøgren)
    I agree with every word you say.
    What a waste!!!
    iPad, Other OS
  • Tony-McArthur Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2010 3:47 AM (in response to mike(uk))
    i'm also very disappointed in this most recent update. for me things are a little different, i actually won my 32G wifi ipad, a competition at work blessed me of course and i walked away with what at the time i thought was a good product but didn't really know of any use of the unit. being a amateur photographer, i looked around, found the CCK and ran it with a card reader to transfer images from my CF card to the ipad in RAW format.

    this worked fantastically, i was ecstatic about this new found functionally and thought "great, now i have a very good use for the unit." however now with the update, nothing in the CCK works and as such, if an update isn't released to adjust the power output back to 100Mah i fear i may be selling this otherwise awesome unit for something that is going to suit my needs.

    i beg the apple development team, please fix this, i love your product, i dont want to have to sell it because it doesn't cater to the uses of a consumer photographer.
    Windows 7
  • skypark220 Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2010 10:20 AM (in response to mumptastic)
    I just got my camera connedtion kit today. I was able to upload photo's and video to my ipad.
    my IOS is 4.2. the video was from my Flip mino HD and photo's from my Kodak easy share M381 via usb cable.
  • eddymex Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2010 3:51 PM (in response to mumptastic)
    I bought my Camera Connection kit (CCK) yesterday. It works fine on my ipad 3.2 (connected to my iphone via USB+ CCK adapter, Kodak Camera via USB+ CCK adapter and SD card reader CCK adapter), but in my wife's ipad 4.2 it works only with the iphone and Kodak Camera: Card reader adapter doesn't work. In some posts, people says FW 4.2.1 reduce power to the ipad connector (from 100 mA to 10 mA).
    Hope Apple will fix this in a new 4.2.x update.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.5), IPAD 3.2
  • marclw Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2010 7:55 PM (in response to mumptastic)
    As others have noted, upgrading the iPad destroyed the usefulness of the cck. I am a professional photographer. Like others here, my use of the iPad for photographic storage, review, and client reviews, and gallery presentations has been crippled.

    My Canon 1dmk3 and 5dmk2 use CF cards. The 1dmk3 also uses an sd card for backup. I prefer to rely on the CF card because of its larger form factor. I have arthritis in my hands and have problems with sd cards.

    I used to use a Sandisk 6 in 1 card reader. I can't anymore. I also teach photography, and used that reader to import students' images. I can't anymore.

    I can't even delete previously uploaded files that were not "directly" imported into the iPad!

    And, to make matters worse, Apple created a strict PC-like 8 character naming convention for the files.

    This is totally unacceptable!!!

    Using the cck's sd reader dongle also is problematic, with the sd card reader not recognizing some of my cards that were recognized previously.

    PLEASE, Apple, fix this ASAP! It is essential to the usability of the iPad! This is a central reason why I bought it in the first place, and you broke it.

    I've been using apple products since the early 1980's, starting with the Apple IIc. I stuck with you in the down times, always giving you gobs of business over the years. I preached apple to everyone.

    Crippling the cck, I believe, is the most boneheaded thing you have ever done!


    Thank you.

    Marc Weinberg
    Mac Pro 3.1 - 2x2.8 Quad Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.5)


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