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    Questions for those using the iPad as a dailies viewer! Are you just loading some 720p proxies into itunes, then making a playlist pertinent to the shooting day so then anyone who grabs an iPad just goes to that playlist? Or is there some other app out there that allows people to bypass iTunes and get the downres proxies onto the iPad directly? Or has anyone tried just streaming the dailies over h264 so nothing gets loaded onto the iPads?
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    This will be a lot easier once ipads have the iOS 4.2 with AirPlay, then you can just load a playlist in itunes and stream it to the ipad.
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    Questions for those using the iPad as a dailies viewer! Are you just loading some 720p proxies into itunes, then making a playlist pertinent to the shooting day so then anyone who grabs an iPad just goes to that playlist? Or is there some other app out there that allows people to bypass iTunes and get the downres proxies onto the iPad directly? Or has anyone tried just streaming the dailies over h264 so nothing gets loaded onto the iPads?
    Most folks are using Air Video - http://www.inmethod.com/air-video/in...D5A382E62EABCF

    You get free server software for PC or Mac - you have to buy the iPhone or iPad clients. I know a few folks who simply rent the iPad as part of the kit.

    You create a local network, password protected - and stream the files that way.

    Basically you set the watch folder to the folder you render your H264s to - very simple and works great.

    I'm involved with a real-time, hardware based solution for this task - and hope to announce details soon - but Air Video works great.
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    okay, so this works if you are physically on set (clients, producers, director on lunch, etc). But what about to take an iPad back to the hotel to watch the day's footage? Then you're away from the server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Nelson View Post
    okay, so this works if you are physically on set (clients, producers, director on lunch, etc). But what about to take an iPad back to the hotel to watch the day's footage? Then you're away from the server.
    Should be possible as long as the server is online:

    http://www.inmethod.com/air-video/remote-access.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Larsson View Post
    Should be possible as long as the server is online:

    http://www.inmethod.com/air-video/remote-access.html
    That's one method. Another method is keeping a closed network at the hotel that also contains the media. It can be FTP's during the shoot - or a drive is just plugged in at the hotel. Another method is to actually load the quicktime clips onto the iPad prior to wrap - but some studios, etc. do not want the media to be local - only streamed.
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    Air Video works great here.
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    A few different ways to set this sort of thing up, but Air Video makes it pretty simple and is definitely the most popular. I think once iOS 4.2 arrives for the iPad in November, Apple's own AirPlay will make this stupid-simple and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L. Pederson View Post
    That's one method. Another method is keeping a closed network at the hotel that also contains the media. It can be FTP's during the shoot - or a drive is just plugged in at the hotel. Another method is to actually load the quicktime clips onto the iPad prior to wrap - but some studios, etc. do not want the media to be local - only streamed.
    And some will not permit streaming of any sort, in which case the iPads are preloaded with that particular days dailies and used as a self-contained viewing device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Stevenson View Post
    This will be a lot easier once ipads have the iOS 4.2 with AirPlay, then you can just load a playlist in itunes and stream it to the ipad.
    I may be mistaken, but wasn't airplay described as working frn iPad/iPhone/iPod to appletv? I can't recall them ever mentoning iTunes to iPad.
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