In this video, recorded during the recent workshop in which Arts and Sciences faculty reported to Dean Olin about their work with iPads, Dr. Cipria describes how she used the iPad 1 with digital video cameras to help students improve their Spanish vowel pronunciation. Here is a link to her blog post.
Here are some guidelines to follow if you are interested in connecting a camera to your iPad:
1. You will need to purchase an iPad camera connection kit (no matter what type of camera you are using)
2. Make sure that the camera you’d like to use is compatible with the iPad (look on the camera maker’s website)
3. You may need to purchase a USB hub that has an external power supply. You will know whether a hub is required if when you plug the camera into the iPad using the connector you receive a message on your iPad that says insufficient power for the connected device.
For anyone interested in connecting a pocket video camera (e.g., Flip camera) to your iPad, you will most likely need a USB hub.
As a side note, anyone who is interested in photo or video editing apps should look at the apps FlipShare and ReelDirector. ReelDirector is one of the few video processing apps that will download to the 1st Gen iPad. Most of the the video apps require an integrated camera, such as you’d find in an iPhone.