The BEST Accessories for YOUR iPad Pro 2020! Video Editing Addition!

by birtanpublished on October 4, 2020

The ipad pro can be a fantastic video editing machine and we talk about it a lot here on the channel but some of you have asked what are the best accessories like what can you do what can you buy to make this an even better experience let's find out yeah and while we're finding out i'd like to thank today's sponsor squarespace what's up everyone i'm the everday dad and if i can figure it out you can figure it out we've got a lot of stuff to get through today so let's we got to get going so the ipad pro it's

Wonderful it's you've seen me talk about it i'm always blown away by how well it works for video editing and honestly you don't really need anything you don't need a single thing to turn this into an awesome awesome and more powerful than most like actual computers video editing platform by itself i mean obviously it's a tablet it's designed to be used with your hands so all of this stuff is just gravy it's all gravy you don't actually need any of it so first off and this one's probably going to be contentious but i build my ipad everything about my ipad

Is built around the ipad magic keyboard now we're not going to spend too long talking about this i have several videos just gushing over how much i like this keyboard but this thing actually it really changes what the ipad is capable of it doesn't necessarily turn it into a laptop i don't want my ipad to be a laptop i have laptops to be laptops but this changes this into a whole other like kind of work computer thing that doesn't exist anywhere else it's

Expensive but it gives you fantastic touch functionality without having to touch it the keyboard typing experience is great but what that means for video editing is you now no longer have to touch the screen you can do all normal like keyboard shortcuts that you would normally do if you were using say a premiere pro a davinci resolve a final cut pro x it lets you treat this more like a traditional video editing machine fantastic device but there's other keyboards out there

If you really want them here's a few options that you can get here's the smart folio keyboard also from apple that i used up until the magic keyboard came out the smart keyboard has the extra edition of you can get this thing from editor keys now they sent this to me you've seen me talk about this previously it's just a little overlay that you can put on the uh the keyboard if you're using lumafusion so you don't have to memorize all the key presses the ipad's not my daily driver for video editing so it's easy to

Forget all of the shortcuts so it's nice that with this keyboard you can get little shortcuts to remind you but it i'm not a gigantic fan of it because it doesn't stay on like that great but it's better than nothing another keyboard option you could do is the logitech folio one you've seen us talk about this before too i'm not as big of a fan of this keyboard it adds an awful lot of bulk but it does add protection it has a great great keyboard experience and this will also give you the trackpad if you're trying to edit with a trackpad

Okay so much stuff so how are we gonna do this okay let's start off with how we would interact with the computer itself and first off i always recommend a keyboard and a mouse now that the ipad pro works with bluetooth mice and keyboard it's the first thing that you should buy if you want to use this for more than just content consumption keyboard and a mouse highly recommended but while you could get any like there's so many cheaper

Ipad keyboards you could get you don't have to buy the apple magic keyboard for what like 150 200 bucks i don't remember how much this cost this actually has to go back because it's part of my business lease for the imac pro that's going back in a couple of days but you don't have to get a keyboard that's this expensive they're like 10 15 keyboards that work just as well without costing an arm and a leg what i will say though is i would continue if you're going to

Use a mouse with the ipad especially for video editing you got to use the magic mouse now normally i use an mx master 3 as like my mouse i use it for final cut i use it for davinci resolve i use it for my computer stuff and normally i recommend that as an accessory if you need a mouse but for the ipad because the gestures are different on the ipad and the ipad's not exactly set up to use like more traditional mouse functionality you get all of the gestures of like the trackpad

On the magic mouse so the magic mouse wall maybe it's not the most popular mouse if you're using a macbook or an imac i really like it but for an ipad i think this is probably the best mouse you're gonna get like period like at any cost i think this is the best mouse you're gonna get especially for video editing you can scrub everything just from the mouse itself super super useful how many times are we gonna say super today leave me a comment below for how many

Times i say super i'm gonna try not to okay next up you're gonna have to because of the way the ipad works right there's no sd card there's no hdmi out you're gonna have to figure out a way to get your footage into the ipad and if you want an external monitor you're going to need something so here are a whole bunch of options on how to get these things done you will need some kind of a dongle now make sure this is not thunderbolt 3 so you cannot use a thunderbolt 3 dock like with your

Macbook with the ipad so you have to get usbc you don't have to get a very expensive here's the one from foul weddi that we've talked about in previous videos that has sd card usba and hdmi and this was in a budget video so it's not very expensive to get the functionality you need but if you do want to spend a little more maybe get a little bit more reliable stuff you can get the apple branded things like here's the apple branded sd card reader here's the apple branded

Hdmi which has hdmi usba and usbc for power so you could power while pushing out to a couple other devices from the ipad this is the one that i actually use if i'm going to be making these videos for you just because some of the problems with off brand dongles they work perfectly fine but they can get hot when using it like we'll talk about in a second and it just makes me a little concerned i prefer having the apple stuff but it's very it's like 60 bucks to do basic functionality

Stuff and then more money to get the sd card reader not the maybe not the best investment and then this one i got from i believe it was best buy this one's kind of cool because it does have sd card but it also has ethernet while having pass-through power hdmi and then usba with this usb-a being a charging one if you want to charge it that way dongles though you will have to if you want to use this and not just use the ipad itself you will have to use

A dongle unfortunately dongle life and then for workflow because you need a dongle let's talk about some external storage options because you could get up to a one terabyte solid state drive built into an ipad i don't necessarily recommend that so you could use something like this is a samsung t7 and this is just a standard lacie drive so the samsung t7 is a solid state drive that small fast portable will hold your footage but you can't edit directly off of it yet i think we'll be getting that kind

Of functionality but we don't have it yet so the workflow would be importing via sd card rendering your files and then backing up on the ssd or if you have another computer put the files on the ssd then transfer them to the ipad it's wonky yes but for the power you get you might actually be saving time if you spend like 30 40 minutes waiting for video to render on a more traditional computer i really like the t7 i also like the t5 i can't show it to you right now

Because we're using it to record the footage on the main camera but the t7 is faster smaller and it's not that much more expensive than the t5 highly recommend and then if you're just looking for something for basic storage like you're using this as your only computer and you need a place to archive your files you can use a normal spinning drive like this lacie it just is a spinning drive this is four terabytes it costs like a hundred bucks i have way too many of these that back up all of my uh archival

Footage and i need to get a better solution for that but this will also work with your ipad to be a storage option man i feel like i'm talking a million miles a minute because we've still got so much stuff to get through okay you're editing what makes editing better not being distracted by what's around you so i recommend the air pods because it is apple i am an apple fan this is my what fourth pair of airpods i just keep buying them i don't know why i love airpods but these are very great

Because they natively pair with the ipad i do use the airpod pros you could use the standard airpods if you're trying to save some money i like the noise cancellation on these it just works so much better it cancels out like the thing that stops me from being able to video edit is when i get distracted by a whole bunch of stuff i don't like being distracted we need to do this airpods they're great you can use other headphones but remember there's no headphone jack on this ipad

So if you're using the usbc for like hdmi stuff you're gonna need bluetooth headphones these are the best i'm sorry everybody else we talked about dongles a little bit let's talk about power options so if you're going to be out and about one of the nice things about the ipad is it doesn't need nearly as much power as say a macbook pro 16 the macbook pro 16 needs a lot of power games 95 watts of power that's a lot so you can use with the ipad you can use standard like external batteries here's a 15 000

Milliamp hour battery that i use from ravpower here's also just like a little fast charger from anker that i also use and then that's all the power stuff oh cables you'll need cables to charge stuff with the power stuff and then i've started using these on the macbook but i wanted to add these here if you just have like a quick accessory or a quick thing that you want to add or even if you do have a usba keyboard or mouse that you want to use with your ipad or you want to charge via usba here's

Just some little like usbc to usba adapter dongles because one of the things that i'm starting to like is dongles are great and they give you a lot of functionality but i don't always want to break that thing out because sometimes just having a dongle hang off my ipad that is not exactly what i want for every situation when i just need a usba or something like that so you can get these little things look at that look at how much easier

That is more simple clean minimalist we got to be min it's 20 20. it's all about the minimalism maybe we can title that now that we're using this we can title the video something minimalism that's how you win it youtube i'm not i'm not going to do that but yes power very important almost i promise guys we're almost done if you're going to like physically interact with the keyboard and you're more on the design side you can get the apple pencil i never use this i use this when i'm trying to demonstrate stuff

On youtube videos like this but since getting the magic keyboard where i don't actually have to touch the screen if i'm doing work this only gets brought out for these videos but it is i mean it's a neat piece of technology i like how accurate it is when i do want to draw or write stuff but if you're a designer get one of these if you're not probably skip it and this one's going to sound weird because it's an iphone and you're going to be like why are you trying to tell me an iphone is a good accessory for an ipad well because the ecosystem works so

Well if you are doing video editing and something saves me all the time is i just need a quick shot oh crap we're doing this video i need i'm trying to explain something to you all but i don't have the clip you can easily break out the iphone do whatever film whatever you're gonna film in 4k with great stabilization lots of options this is the se2 which i'm a huge fan of you can then air drop it onto your ipad and then you're good to go it's little things like that that make this like an extension of the

Ipad and that's why i consider this to be a fantastic accessory even though it's a fantastic main thing on its own that's like gear gear inception when a main gear can be an accessory for another main gear okay we're gonna need some coffee after this so you're video editing right you want to do some voice over on that video work how do you do it well well you could use the iphone to record then air drop it over or you could use some other accessories that we're going to talk about and this is

This is overkill you don't necessarily need it but if you want the best quality you can get period we'll talk about this so i'm a big fan of zoom recorders they don't sponsor the channel i just buy all this stuff because they're fantastic this is the zoom f6 which is what i would consider to be like an actual professional level video recorder this records in what's called 32-bit float if you're not an audio person it's basically unbreakable audio files like you could record super

Quiet bring it all the way back up and save it you could record way too loud bring it all the way down and save it this thing basically is magic when it comes to audio and you can plug this into the ipad and record everything through this straight into the ipad for your voice over work for your video production it's awesome and for that you could use a whole bunch of microphones i've got the rode videomic pro plus that i've used before here's the deity d3 pro

You could use any of these microphones plug it in to the zoom then have it record right into the ipad via the usbc crazy crazy stuff but if you don't want to spend the money on the f6 because it is expensive you could use something like the h1 the h4 or even the h6 the h line are much cheaper this one's going to be a little more fiddly to work with because it does do line out but again there's no headphone jack so you'd have to use like a trrs adapter to work it around it

Will be a little more fiddly or you could record the micro sd card and then use one of these dongles to import it that way and that would if you're going to try to save some money using a zoom h1 which is a fantastic fantastic recorder and can do it roughly the same way that you could on here unless you needed phantom power or xlr ports but this is way cheaper way easier to use and you get little dials and you can just use it as a sweet microphone by itself and you should get some bags or some way to keep all this stuff together i mean

Look at all this junk look at all this junk you got to have some way to organize it there's lots of bags i'll overlay a bag that i really like on here just to make sure that you can keep it all together so the last thing is going to be an external monitor that you could use with these dongles we kind of talked about it before i don't have one here because it's really big and heavy and i didn't want to drag it from the office over here imagine that there's a monitor in my hand just get a monitor it'll make it a lot easier to use this

When you don't have to stare at the tiny screen whether it's a 12.9 or an 11 inch unless you're traveling and you can't have an external monitor so these are all the accessories dang so much stuff like i'm gonna have to put all of it i just made a huge mess on my desk that i'm gonna have to clean up but what are some of your favorite accessories for the ipad pro for video editing leave me a comment down below i would love to see what you guys come up with thanks to today's sponsor squarespace you can

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