3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2013 1:09 PM by shytheguy123
shytheguy123 Level 1 (0 points)

Just wondering if I have to change the file types so that the iPad read them when I plug in my USB to the camera connection kit? Or do i have to put them into a folder? Or is this not possible? Thanks.


Note: I am using a third party connector

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1.1, Third Party Camera Connection Kit
  • Phil0124 Level 7 (20,889 points)

    The iPad expects any Photos and videos to reside inside a folder named DCIM.

    The files themselves must have an 8 character name plus a 3 character extension:  ie image001.jpg


    The iPad will then be able to read the photos and videos and offer to import them. It is the same for USB drives, and SD memory cards.


    You may need to use a powered USB hub between the connection kit, and the USB drive as some USB drives will produce the "Requires too much power" message if plugged in directly.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    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., my-movie.mov; 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

    http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57401068-285/secrets-of-the-ipad-camera-conn ection-kit/


     Cheers, Tom

  • shytheguy123 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot Tom! Really appreciate it it! Works like a charm!