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    Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    Inventors, we need your ingenuity to come up with an adapter that connects the lightning port of the new iPads/iphones and firewire. Imagine if we could tether our medium format digital backs to retina iPads and use flex color /capture on the ipad. The new ipads come with quite a bit of horse power and the app could be the barebone versions of these softwares. I am tired of carrying my laptops into the field!

    I bet people are willing to pay hundreds for a solution like this

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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    Well, i realize that there's a solution currently available for DSLRs, called cameramator. It cannot be that hard to adopt it for medium format backs!

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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    especially if it comes with an assistant to hold the iPad.
    Actually I think I need a sherpa more.
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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    especially if it comes with an assistant to hold the iPad.
    Actually I think I need a sherpa more.
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    I have found Sherpas can hold a laptop good enough so you kill two birds with one stone. When hiring an assistant girth trumps iq every time.

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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    All that's really needed is for the USB 3 port to work, and then get the Surface Pro when it's released later this month.

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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    Quote Originally Posted by gerald.d View Post
    All that's really needed is for the USB 3 port to work, and then get the Surface Pro when it's released later this month.
    but what about older backs without usb3?

    unfortunately my hassy back is powered by the firewire connection in the field on my rm3di. so i would need some y-adapter to plug two cables in the socket of the back. one for power and one for data, cause the ipad can't power it.

    i would be willing to pay quite a lot to use an ipad for instant image control
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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    Surface Pro will do the job. Run lightroom or phocus on it and connect via USB3

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    Re: Invention needed: firewire tether adapter and app for IPAD!

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Inventors, we need your ingenuity to come up with an adapter that connects the lightning port of the new iPads/iphones and firewire. Imagine if we could tether our medium format digital backs to retina iPads and use flex color /capture on the ipad. The new ipads come with quite a bit of horse power and the app could be the barebone versions of these softwares. I am tired of carrying my laptops into the field!

    I bet people are willing to pay hundreds for a solution like this
    My IQ180 seems to have an iPhone screen built in to it already:)

    For iPad on location...

    IQ180---FW800--->Mac Book Pro (Capture One)---WiFi (Verizon MyFi Device)--->iPad (Capture Pilot)-->client:)

    All can be run off battery power.

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