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Old Jul 29, 2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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hi

so this is my problem:

I own a Canon G10. The movies i make with the G10 are directly importable to the iPad with the camera connection kit. I see them in the camera roll and (surprise) also in iMovie and i can edit them without using iTunes or any other software to get them on the iPad.

This fine! Very fine!!

But:

My G10 is almost end of life (it fell a few times and got a bit wet - ahem) so i have to buy a new camera.
Problem is: i tested this same procedure (shoot movies, stick SD in conn. kit, import, view & cut in iMovie) with at least six other models (Canon, Nikon, Panasonic) and this worked with NONE (!) of the shot movies.

After googling i learned that the G10 stores the movies in a strange format (h.264, mov and 30 fps).

So my question is: does anybody own a newer camera whose movies can be imported directly to the iPad AND edited.

Thanks a lot, i'm getting quite desperate at this.

Maybe i'll end up buying a new old G10 on eBay, but i'd prefer a newer camera with better movie quality then the G10.

Thanks.

Francis
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Old Aug 1, 2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Video formats supported: 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; 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Did any of your tested models support the above formats in their specs?
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Old Aug 1, 2011, 6:24 PM   #3
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it appears that some samsung and casio digicams shoot vids using the h.264 codec, which is what ipad and ipod work with. h.264 is not a format - it is a codec that can be found in some quicktime, mp4 and flash videos.
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Old Aug 8, 2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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thanks for your answers - i'll have a closer look into this.
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