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By the time I got to the location I was limited on time so only had about 20 minutes of flight before it got a bit too dark. After carrying out all the necessary checks, I got into the air and captured some footage.
This adapter is perfect for the job because it has a built-in microSD card reader. I could connect a microSD card reader direct to the iPad Pro's USB-C port, but this adapter gives me maximum flexibility. I have 512GB of space on the iPad Pro, so storage isn't an issue, but if it was I'd connect an external SSD to one of the USB-A ports to boost the storage.
It's not perfect in terms of speed, but it works, and I did this on my previous iPad Pro quite a bit.
This app is simply awesome, giving me powerful editing tools right at my fingertips when I'm on the iPad. This is the absolute best video editing app I've found for the iPad, and is perfect for sorting through, editing, and outputting drone footage without needing a laptop or desktop system.
It gives me access to professional tools -- even the ability to take the shake out of video -- but with the convenience and ease of use of an app.
I added a bit of music from the amazing Artlist.io library and uploaded the final video to YouTube -- all from the iPad Pro!
I'm very pleased with the results. The big screen on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro gives plenty of screen real estate for editing, but it's a lot smaller and more convenient to take into the outdoors than my MacBook Pro is.
So yes, the new M2 iPad Pro is is a great platform for drone videographers who want an alternative to a laptop.