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How to edit video on the iPad. Step 1: get Video on the iPad

There’s no doubt that we’ll be editing video on the iPad in the very near future. Nexvio’s ReelDirector has already brought video editing to the iPhone, so it’s just a matter of time before the iPad gets the royal treatment. But, unlike the iPhone, the iPad has no built-in camera.  So, we’re going to need some other way of importing our footage.

Introducing some other way.

Apple is now taking pre-orders for the iPad Camera Connection Kit.  For 29 bucks, you’ll get an SD Card reader, along with a USB Camera connector.  While this kit is mostly touted as a means of importing photos, it will also import your camera’s video files.  So, if you’ve a video camera, or still camera that shoots video, and it has a USB connection, or shoots to SD Memory Cards, there’s a very good chance that this connection kit will allow you to import your video files directly into the iPad.  There may be some issues with compatible codecs, but we’ll know for sure soon enough.

Saturday can’t come soon enough.


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O.P.N. for APRIL 11th, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Other People’s News. Here are a few of the more interesting info-nuggets I’ve recently spotted around the web-o-sphere:

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Apple Highlights Filmmaking Apps

The iOS App Store’s “Today Tab” just got a lot more interesting! Apple has highlighted a small collection of high-quality apps for


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4 Responses

  1. Reminds me on one thing i recognized after seeing the new look of iMovie that was/is hated by so many. This one would work perfect as a Touch app. If the screen is big enough. Which is the case on the iPad. Maybe only with some kind of proxy files that will need to be rendered for full Rez output.

    But none the less the kind of weird layout would be perfect for iMovie Touch…

  2. I’d love to see some sort of feature or story on somebody doing a guerilla production with an ipad (or iphones) d-slr cams shooting to sd, and everything from storyboard to rough cut. what a ridiculously empowered and mobile world for creatives…

  3. I can’t wait in tell it comes out hopefully I will be able to find some kind of way to edit and upload my videos to YouTube!!!!!!!!