Connecting an iPad to an N8
So you’ve shot a load of great photos and video on your Nokia N8, and you want to show them off, edit them on a big screen etc. Ideally you want to transfer them to your iPad so you can do this on the go. Well, here’s how:
To do this you’ll need a camera connection kit, and micro USB cable. There are a few gotchas to watch out for too, I’ll cover them at the end.
- Set the USB mode on your N8 to “Media Transfer Mode”
- Check the photos/video you want to transfer are visible in the gallery – sometimes this needs a reboot for some reason.
- Make sure photos on the iPad isn’t running (double click home button and kill it if needs be). Seems to be buggy sometimes.
- Connect the N8 to the iPad.
- It’ll make the USB connection (pop up on N8) and the iPad will say “not enough power for device” or similar. DO NOTHING. The N8 will disconnect, and reconnect (another pop up on N8) in a no-power needed state, and the dialog will go away on the iPad. Photos on the iPad will then auto launch.
- Import your photos/videos to your ipad.
- Edit/show off/upload at will!
A few gotchas:
- The iPad will try and preview ALL media on the N8, which might take a very long time, if e.g. you have a lot of music. The way I get round this is by storing my music on the SD card. Then prior to connecting I press the power button, “Remove F: memory” – DON’T press “ok” or remove the card. Just leave it like that, the card’s unmounted. Then connect to the iPad. The iPad will then only see media on the internal drive (just photos and videos for me, and a few app files).
- Both the N8 and iPad seem to have occasional bugs around their photo apps. Hence the requirement to kill the one on the iPad and check all the files are visible on the N8 end. The process above is reliable.
Now, anyone got a recommendation for a good iPad video editor?
Of course, it would be nice if you could do this without wires, wouldn’t it?
;-) *fires up Qt Creator*