Forum Question: Transferring mp4 files from camera to iPad

I bought an Apple camera connection kit so that i could directly load photos and video from my digital camera to my iPad while on vacation.

Photos load onto the iPad soon after I insert the SD card with the card connector into the iPad. No problem with the photos.

But the video files do not. I can import the video files into iTunes, then sync my iPad. But I was hoping that I could load the video files onto the iPad as easily and as directly as I can the photo files.

Any help appreciated.

— Jay

Comments: 3 Responses to “Transferring mp4 files from camera to iPad”

    5/21/10 @ 6:09 am

    The iPad can’t play back just any video format. It must be a supported format or you can’t play it. It will act as a transportation device in all cases, though, allowing you to transfer the video back to your computer.
    You can see the specification for which video formats are supported in the middle of this page:

    Alex D
    7/19/10 @ 11:15 am

    Im trying to find any information on what video hd cameras would work for direct transfer to ipad. I know that flip ultra doesnt work ( its just transfer the file without playback). Could anybody tell me what hd video cam will work with ipad ( for playback) pls!!!

      7/19/10 @ 1:05 pm

      I don’t think there are any. The iPad can only play back very specific formats that the iPad hardware can handle with little battery and processor drain. If you can find a camera that saves directly to QuickTime or h264/mp4, it might work. But I wouldn’t be surprised if not a single one does it just right.

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