I hope someone here can help, surely someone else has wanted to do this!
I want to avoid taking a laptop on trips but still be able to store and play videos.
My plan was to purchase a Sony HDR-CX290 and a Seagate GoFlex Satellite external HDD with the plan to store video on the GoFlex which can wirelessly connect with my iPad and stream videos.
However, before pulling the trigger on my purchases I noticed a small print that direct copy only works with FAT32 hard drives and the GoFlex is formatted in NTSC.
As far as I have discovered so far the only way to use external storage with an iPad is with GoFlex. I know you can get a camera kit for the iPad that will read SD cards but that will only copy photos, it would not recognize video.
I like the look of the Sony camcorder I was planning to buy but would be happy to consider another camcorder in my budget.
I'm looking for a solution that requires the minimum amount of electronic gadgets and cables when traveling.