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How to Put a Movie on an iPad Air

The iPad Air makes a great photo album or “brag book” to pass around to friends and family. Its big screen is far superior to a smartphone for showing off snapshots and home movies. Getting photos onto the device isn’t too hard. But getting your home videos from digital cameras and camcorders onto the iPad so you can share them is not nearly as easy, especially if you’re syncing the tablet to a Windows machine.  iPad Video Converter software is available to convert homemade videos to an iPad-friendly format. The videos can then be transferred onto the tablet using the iTunes program.

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Convert the Video

Step 2

Launch the conversion software on the home computer.Add the video to the list,  click the “Output Profile” drop-down menu. Select “iPad video” from the list. Choose one of the listed video qualities. For best results, click “iPad Air.”

Step 3

To convert multiple videos, hold down the “Ctrl” key and select the computer files.

Step 4

Press the “Convert” button to start the conversion. Wait for this process to finish before closing the window.

Transfer to iPad

Step 1

Launch the Apple iTunes software on the computer. Select the “Movies” section, located under “Library.”

Step 2

Click “File” and choose “Add to Library.” Select the converted video file that was created in the previous steps.

Step 3

Connect the iPad Air to the computer using the USB transfer cable. The iTunes software will automatically detect the device and synchronize the added files.