Using iPads for video

The ubiquity of iPads has brought with it an accessibility to video previously unknown for the lay person. These days, with the help of plenty of small free or low-cost apps, it is easy to become highly proficient in using video towards your course content.

Here we examine a number of aspects in iPad usage and how easy it is to familiarise yourself with making your own content. We cover camera usage, editing & graphics packages, simple titling, adding sound to your projects and clips as well as how to effectively manage your video content files for local and cloud storage.


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Title: Introduction to video for iPad 2

Description: An introduction to using video for iPad 2 devices and what is covered in this short introductory series.

Related links:

Apple iPad tutorial: Part 1

Apple iPad tutorial: Part 2

Apple iPad tutorial: Part 3

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Title: Housekeeping your video files on iPad 2

Description: A quick look at best practice tips and methods for keeping your files ordered on iPad and how to sort and structure files into albums and collections, and how to use it to best effect with iPhoto and cloud-based storage.


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Title: Camera Fx apps for iPad 2

Description: Using the onboard video camera on iPad 2. Best ways to utilise some free camera applications from the Apple app store. We briefly look at a few useful ones you can use for creative effects.

Related links:

iPad 2 camera review/test

New iPad vs. iPad 2 - camera comparison

iPad 2 camera test

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Title: iMovie For iPad 2

Description:  A short run-through of how to use iMovie for iPad. Creating new projects, using libraries, transitions, sound effects, titling and laying sound tracks and then how to export/share your finished video projects.

Related links: 

iMovie for iPad 2 (Part 1)

iMovie for iPad (Part 2)

iMovie for iPad (Part 3)

iMovie for iPad 2: in depth look

iMovie for iPad - FULL app tutorial


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Title: Pinnacle Studio for iPad 2

Description: An overview of the Pinnacle Studio for iPad video editing package. A look at the interface, creating projects, using libraries, transitions, titling, storyboard vs real time video tracks, sound track laying and how to export/share your finished projects.

Related links:

How to use Pinnacle Studio for iPad 

Tutorial and tech demo: Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio iPad video editor

Pinnacle Studio for iPad (Demo)

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Title: 1stVideo for iPad 2

Description: A comprehensive look at this sophisticated editing package with many facets to it. We cover the interface, libraries, working with preview sequences, importing your footage, editing, structuring your titling, sound mix levels and finally exporting/sharing your project to the device.

Related link:

1st Video for iPad or iPhone editing tips and training


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Title: Video Fx apps for iPad 2

Description: A quick look at various, sample, free video effects packages available in the iPad marketplace, including using Extras4iMovie, Tiltshift Video and a couple of others for live recording.


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Title: Explain Everything for iPad 2

Description: A walk-through of this highly useful graphics package. We look at the interface, settings, projects, working with slides, live drawing, indicators, pointer functions, importing stills and other graphics as well as how to add text and titling. Also how to use live video recording with these functions and then how to export/share you work once you have completed your projects.

Related links:

Explain Everything website

Explain Everything iPad app tutorial

Explain Everything for iPad tutorial


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Title: Cloud storage for iPad 2

Description:  A quick look at various cloud-based storage packages available for iPad and other mobile devices. Google Drive and Microsoft's Skydrive are used as examples here.

Related links:

Google Drive tutorial 2013 - Introduction (1/4)

Google Drive 2013 tutorial

Google Drive tips and tricks

SkyDrive 2010 tutorial - Part 1

Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage 

SkyDrive iPad App

 

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