iMovie to videos on the ipad

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    I've copied a video from my Flip camera to my iPad 2. How can I get that movie to appear in the videos app?
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    How did you copy the video? Did you use the camera connection kit, or iTunes or maybe transfer using a third-party app, such as GoodReader? Depending on how you accomplished the transfer, will determine where the video file ended up on your iPad.

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    I copied directly from the Flip using the connection kit.
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    OK - I will probably be corrected on this, but I don't think the iPad can play Flip video files without being first converted into a format appropriate for the iPad.

    The iPad can accept..

    1.H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

    2.MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    and I don't think the Flip stores video in these formats. As I mentioned, I will probably be corrected, but I think you either have to use a third-party app on the iPad that can accept the Flip video format or convert them on your PC first of all.

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    Not quite what I needed. The flip videos are compatible with iMovie. How do I get any movie out of iMovie to the videos app?
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    OK - sorry - mia culpa - I misunderstood the original question...:(

    I only have an iPad1, so I'm not familiar with iMovie - hopefully someone else will be along in a minute with an answer.

    Again, my apologies.

    Tim
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    Click the arrow next to the play button on the main screen. You can save it or upload from there. It goes to the photo camera roll though not the videos.

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    Got it! Thanks for you help!

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