8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2012 12:10 PM by papalapapp
Masa-Germany Level 1 (5 points)
Hi folks,

I am wondering if the iPad / Apple Digital AV Adapter support signal input as well. I'm a videoproducer and it would be awesome if I could use the ipad as video monitor. My Sony HDV cam has HDMI-out.

I'm not a techie, I guess it's a "logical question". I know HDMI i bi-directional, but I guess iOS or the App (like iMovie) needs to support it.

curiously waiting for your feedback,

iPad 2 64GB/3G, Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8 Core. iPhone 3G, PowerMac G5, PowerBook G4, PowerMac 7500, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • lllaass Level 10 (175,932 points)
    No. The HDMI (and other video connectors) are out only. There are apps available where you can use the iPad as a monitor for a computer with input via wifi.
  • demarti Level 1 (0 points)

    But, iPad has an data input. As an example, eyeTV mobile is a TV-tuner for iPad2. If they can send TV-signal on the screen, it's posible with video signal too. Everything is posible.

  • pacno Level 1 (0 points)

    So, how could this work.... or ist it possible with the iPad 3 ?

  • imaustink Level 1 (0 points)

    This is about the best I've been able to find. http://www.lightiron.com/services/live-play

  • Payneguin Level 1 (0 points)

    You can use a Teradek Cube 250 to get HDMI wirelessly into an iPad.  Have a look at www.teradek.com and there is a free Teracentral App.  There are also HDSDI and composite versions,

  • pacno Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes,... I found that too, but it's too expensive.

    I hoped there would be a "simple" connector/adaptor/converter for this.

  • seyo156 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not yet from what I can tell, but hopefully sometime soon. I think Apple has up until now prevented any hardwired live video input to the iPad, they only allow it to be streamed in or transferred in as files via wifi or 3G. There is a USB based Camera Connector kit, but that is only for transferring files. It doesn't allow you to use the iPad as a monitor, which is what we all (we being DSLR photgraphers and videographers) really want and they haven't given us yet. We can always pray, keep our fingers crossed, write comments and blog posts and friendly emails, with the hope that it will fall on the ears of those in the positions to make it happen... I just wouldn't hold my breath. It could take a looooong time

  • papalapapp Level 1 (80 points)

    Is there any news on this? I'm looking for a solution to see the HDMI-output of my camera on the iPad.

    (Pentax K-5 since there is no software for tethered shooting)