Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Apple’s iPad has had a lot of bad press not least from me when they decided to set Europe back by a month but that’s water under the bridge, this is one mega cool device and I have found three uses already for use in the video world.

The first is using an APP called “Air Display” this is a bit tricky to setup at first but once you read the instructions and open the APP when instructed it installs without a hitch. This APP allows you to have a second or in my case a third display and best of all a fully interactive display.

Take Final Ct Pro 7 the biggest bug bear is the audio mixer, even with a second screen there is no where to put it, enter “Air Display” I have had this working on a Mac Pro, iMac and MacBook Pro all intel it wont work on pre intel machines.

This not only allows you to display a second/third screen but you can adjust the faders in real time…how cool is that. I have a further two video examples but that’s for another blog.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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