iPad basics

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Landcruiser262, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Landcruiser262

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    I am about to buy a Tablet for the first time and am torn between a Samsung and an iPad. It will be used for showing people in a car what has been going well or not so well. I have some questions that to many of you will seem a bit basic.

    1. If a video is taken by a Canon Camcorder can it be transferred to the iPad and viewed immediately or does it have to download completely. This is easy on the Samsung due to the SD card transfer?

    2. I have some short videos on my iMac 10.6.8 Snow Leopard how do you download load these to the iPad, Simple please.

    3 Is there an attachment that would take an SD card and play video taken by a non Apple product in MP4 on the iPad with out difficulty?

    4 Can you take high standard video just with the iPad and replay it.

    5. Which would be the recommended iPad with a decent size screen around 9.7" using club boost from Tescoi
    under £400.

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  2. Brian 244

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    It sounds like a Samsung tablet may be best for you , since SD cards and external Camcorder figure prominently in your use case scenario.
     
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    Thanks for that and for the links to other info. At the moment iPad is the only alternative from Tesco as Samsungs are out of stock for some time. Do you have a suggestion which would be the ideal iPad if all tghe videoing was done using the iPad.
     
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    The Air 2 64gb is your best bet. It has a 8 mp rear camera and is the current 10" iPad. If it is used in the car you may want the lte version.
     
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    If you do get the iPad Air 2, you're going to have to update your iMac to the latest version of OS X and the latest version of iTunes. The iPad Air 2 won't sync with the version of iTunes that can run in Snow Leopard.
     
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    While I agree with Brian that the Samsung is probably your better choice, due to the way you want to use it, it's not impossible to do all these things with the iPad, if not exactly how you envision them now. However, you may need to buy a few extra's like the the Cammera Connection Kit and perhaps an exteranl wi-fi storage device, SD card based.

    The first are a couple of dongles that will fit in the iPad's lightning port. They let you import images and vidoes to the Photos app. One is for SD cards, and the other lets you use the USB adaptor cable that (probably) came with your camera to connect directly to that camera. Its should work with most cameras, but it would be a good idea to do a little research to make sure it works with your model.

    The SD wi-fi storage solution is a device that creates a local wi-fi network you're iPad can connect to. A dedicated app lets you access that device and play, download, import and otherwise mangle files. The exact capqbilities vary from device to device and app to app. You'd want one that uses SD cards instead of a portable drive. Research carefully.
     
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    @ Landcruiser... - agree w/ the comments above, i.e. you're now 5 OS X versions behind (current is El Capitan 11.1) and you may want to consider your upgrade options, both software and hardware - provide some specifics on your computer (model/year & RAM, at least); also, if you need to also upgrade your hardware, then a visit to the MacForums may be in order - there are plenty of threads concerning this very topic. Dave :)
     
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    @ Landcruiser... - as to the above options, check out a post of mine (#6) HERE - provides some ideas that might help you. Dave :)
     
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    Thanks for all the info, most helpful. However, why is it necessary to update from Snow Leopard to operate a new iPad. Not interested in iTunes, all I want to able to do is to transfer some video currently held on DVD and made from iDVD to the Ipad. Hopefully using and SD card and the Lightening dongle. The iPad will not be attached to the iMac very often.
     
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    You need to update from Snow Leopard to be able to download the latest version of iTunes. This is necessary because you'll have to use iTunes to transfer to videos to the iPad after converting them to an iPad compatible format. You won't be able to transfer movies and ripped DVDs to the iPad by using an SD card to transfer them from the Mac.

    Is your Mac capable of being updated to OSX El Capitan?
     

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