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Can i transfer any data to a 3 gen ipod or do I need photo

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by keelby1, Jun 5, 2005.

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    Got a panasonic av-100 camcorder which uses sd cards and records in mpeg2.

    Would any 3rd or 4th gen ipod be able to work as a hard drive back up or would it have to be an ipod photo.

    What accessory would I need?

    Ive tried to trawl through varies websites but only having a dial up connection makes it incrediable hard work!
     
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    Mods -could you change title of thread to 'Can i transfer any data to a 3 gen ipod or do I need photo' -Thanks
     
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    Done
     
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    Assuming you have a PC inbetween, all you need is the USB or Firewire cable (or the double-header cable, offering both). Bear in mind though that the 3G does not charge from USB so when connecting the 3G to a USB port, you'll continue draining batteries and this'll happen at a much faster rate than playing back music (because when connected to a PC the hard disk is on all the time).


    If you're asking if it's possible to back up directly from the camera to the iPod via USB OTG, I can't answer that question definitively but in any case only the Photos offer USB OTG.
     
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    I was looking at the the Belkin Media Reader. It seems more logical to use an ipod as a back up hard drive than spend £150 on a 1gb Panasonic SD card, which would still only allow me 20mins of video footage.

    I dont actually want to view the files, just back them up on the ipods hard drive.
     
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    It might be worth looking through some of these reviews for the product on the Apple store website. Someone mentioned that it will transfer photos and movies from their canon digital camera, but I'm not sure about your particular one. They all do say that it's slow and will use up a lot of battery in the iPod (30 mins for a full 1GB card).
     
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    Cheers for the link-Looked through these and its a bit of a risky investment!
    Emailed belkin and obviously they havent replied
    Will try Apple tomorrow
     

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