MIC Gadget’s CompactFlash Card Reader for iPad Photographers

Looking for a way to broaden your photographic horizons with your DSLR camera? Some of our readers have asked us about options to get pictures and videos onto the first-generation iPad and iPad 2 for quick viewing and editing.

We’ve written about several options to help you transfer photos between your iPad and your DSLR camera, as well as options for previewing and editing your images. Another option is MIC Gadget’s new CompactFlash (CF) adapter, which gives iPad and iPad 2 owners additional card format support.

MIC Gadget has released a CF adapter that lets photographers load photos and videos to the first-generation iPad and the iPad 2. The CF Card adapter comes with a “2-in-1” compact flash card and USB port. It is compatible with higher-end DSLRs and some older compact cameras. In addition, the reader will support modern UDMA-capable cards.

According to MIC Gadget, the adapter supports photo and video importing, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. However, the iPad built-in video player cannot playback the video encode from the 5D Mark II, which will require you to download third-party applications to play the video from that camera.

The following are the iPad video formats supported by MIC Gadget’s new accessory.

  • 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, 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.

The CF Card adapter is available now directly from MIC Gadget’s website. It will set you back $30.

[Photo Images Credit: MIC Gadget]

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    Then what after they are on the iPad ? You should try the Shows4Pros app that let’s you arrange photos in slideshows, add from multiple albums, edit order, delete individual photos in show, add music, and save the shows for future playback. http://rc3.cc/s4p