Cable Needed to Connect an Apple iPad to a Document Camera

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If you're trying to connect your Apple iPad to a document camera, you're going to need to use a very specific cable to get the job done. Learn about the cable you'll need to connect an Apple iPad to a document camera with help from an expert in the world of Apple retail in this free video clip.

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Hey, I'm Skylar. In my line of work, I talk with a lot of teachers and teachers work with things like Smart Board and document cameras, pretty everyday now. So, they're always asking, "How do I connect my iPad to a document camera?" And there's really no easy way to do it. iPad just isn't designed, it doesn't have the drivers to connect to another camera. But, there's a really cool solution that couple of them have brought to me and I want to share with you. Apple TV is awesome device that Apple makes for $99 and it has a feature called airplay that allows you to mirror what's on your iPad on a television or a projector or any display that can connect with htmi to the Apple TV. And that makes it possible to use the camera that's built into an iPad, actually as a document camera because it records 1080p high-definition video and you can send it straight from here to there wirelessly. So then, the question becomes, "Well, how do I set it up as like a document camera?" And one solution to that that I've seen is the HoverBar which is a product made by Twelve South; I know it's sold in Apple stores, but you could order it from pretty much any re-seller. And what this does is hook onto the edge of a table or to a cabinet, whatever and allow you to move it around on this flexible bar. So, you could really easily set it up horizontally above a surface, put your documents in below and then wirelessly send them to your Smart Board or to a television or projector that's hooked up to your Apple TV. That's a really cheap option, both devices together would be less than 200 bucks. Thanks for watching, I'm Skylar.


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