Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Using Unsupported Devices on an iPad

More and more clients seem to be carrying around iPads now and they like stuff on them that they can look at. Here's a quickie tip from MacOSXHints for getting stuff onto the iPad with the Camera Connection Kit.

Basically just make a folder at root of the device named "DCIM" and put things in there.

The full tip is here and some limitations are here.

Personally I can't stand how the iPad (and iPods I guess) create an ENORMOUS "iPod Photo Cache" folder  when you sync things to the devices (that are sometimes larger than the original files!) but that's another post/rant.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Video Editing on iPad

From tonight's D8 talk with Steve Jobs:

"7:12PM Walt: So you made iWork for the iPad. Do you see things that the iPad can't do?

Steve: Well, you can imagine all sorts of things for the iPad. Video editing, content creation...

Walt: Does it require a faster processor?

Steve: Well time has a way of working these things out."

Link here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


A while ago I mentioned VideoSpec which is an app that will tell you all sorts of interesting things about video files. I used it to compare some video I made for an old tv station's equipment to some that they had that worked for their system and find out what was different.

Well VideoSpec is still great but it hasn't been updated since November 23rd 2009.

A friend tipped me off to MediaInfo which is very similar to VideoSpec only it's newer and also FREE.

You can check it out here.