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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Shang-Chi Director Directed From His iPhone

I enjoyed reading this brief ScreenRant story, so I thought I’d share it here. It describes how Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, was forced to direct an important scene via his iPhone while in the hospital for the birth of his child! Sadly, it doesn’t divulge the details of that unusual workflow, but it’s an excellent reminder that we’re all toting the world’s most versatile piece of filmmaking gear in our pockets and purses!


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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!!!!!!!!

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