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dornier Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

Let's start a thread to help users figure out which HD cameras are compatible or not compatible with the iPad 2 with iMovie for a truly portable and convenient video editing solution. I'm only interested in cameras that work with iMovie on the iPad 2 without ever using a desktop or laptop.

My Canon T2i HD video 720p or 1080p video is not compatible. It won't even play on the iPad, but it does import into a grey box.

As a side note, a review on slash gear of the iPad 2 claims that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 imports into iMovie via the camera connection kit. Has anyone been able to do the same with your GF2?

Thanks,

GP

iPad 2 and MacBook air, iOS 4
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    The Flip Mino HD camera works...
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    dornier wrote:
    Hi,

    Let's start a thread to help users figure out which HD cameras are compatible or not compatible with the iPad 2 with iMovie for a truly portable and convenient video editing solution. I'm only interested in cameras that work with iMovie on the iPad 2 without ever using a desktop or laptop.

    My Canon T2i HD video 720p or 1080p video is not compatible. It won't even play on the iPad, but it does import into a grey box.

    As a side note, a review on slash gear of the iPad 2 claims that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 imports into iMovie via the camera connection kit. Has anyone been able to do the same with your GF2?


    Video specs for the GF2:

    Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1920x1080 pixels, 60i (GFS: 17Mbps, FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 60p)
    1280x 720 pixels, 60p(GS: 17Mbps, SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD)
    1280x 720 pixels, 30fps (Quicktime Motion JPEG)

    The Motion JPEG should (might) import and play on the iPad. As for working in iMovie, I doubt it. The AVCHD format, not supported by the iPad.

    Thanks,

    GP
  • dlg_az Level 2 (225 points)
    Here's a list of camcorders: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3290

    And a site with helpful info: http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    diz_az... Nice links but... the links are for iMovie on the Mac.
  • dlg_az Level 2 (225 points)
    Ah, didn't realize that. Thanks for pointing it out. I've been digging myself to see what formats can be used.
  • dornier Level 1 (0 points)
    Here's the link to the slashgear review. As you read through it sounds like the Panasonic DMC-GF2 imports directly into iMovie.

    http://www.slashgear.com/ipad-2-review-09139014/
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    Ok... The iPad will play and import video from the Panasonic DMC-GF2 into iMovie. You'll have to use the Montion-JPEG setting for recording the video on the Panasonic DMC-GF2. Just one drawback, the file size for these videos will be huge.
  • dlg_az Level 2 (225 points)
    My Samsung TL220 point-and-shoot records video in MPEG-4.ACV format and it imports flawlessly into iMovie.

    My Canon G12, however, does not. While it saves in MPEG-4 AVC format, the file gets tagged as an MOV file and iMovie doesn't like it.

    Note that both video formats get imported into Apple's Photos app very well and play there. It's just iMovie that doesn't like my G12 format. Not sure why as its format is AVC.
  • dlg_az Level 2 (225 points)
    Sorry, correction ... the Samsung TL200 saves video files in .mp4 format, not ACV.
  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,365 points)
    Try changing the extension to .mp4
  • soulinmotion Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok I am a newbie techie. Like you I need a complete light and portable solution. I video people running in situ and need a nice easy screen to review and edit on iMovie. Go home import to imovie09 and then do the biz push to mobile me where people collect my little VoiceOver etc.  Sadly lumix gmc df1 is not recognised by ipad2. Am I correct?  Not a disaster as I can use the hd on ipad2 but I rang apple and the 'help' desk said yep all fine.  I am frustrated though. Any thoughts of ideas?

  • harveyfromtarrytown Level 1 (0 points)

    I just purchased the Lumix DMC LX5 and after an hour with B&H in NYC, I discovered that indeed if the camera is set to JPEG Motion and the thumb wheel to M, the output will be compatible with the iPad2 for viewing, both audio and video. I have no idea about IMovie. The quality is stated as 720p, good enough for normal viewing on the iPad or TV.

  • soulinmotion Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for that, I shall try that.  I did try recording using imovie on the ipad2, then sending to mobile me, then taking movie file through imovie on my imac. It seemed to make everyone small and fat, ie compress everyone??

    It does seem strange that imovie (ios?) on ipad2 is not entirely compatible with imovie on imac? 

    however I shall play around.

    thanks again

  • Healthiest Level 1 (5 points)

    Canon G12 movies not compatible with ipad2 iMovie. You can import and view the movies on the ipad2 but iMovie will not import them into the app. Real bummer...

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