Quality wise both stills and video footage are top class. Absolutely no complaints there. The Wi-Fi link also worked perfectly. I ended up walking a longer distance than I intended because I really wanted to give the combination a good workout. Consequently I was pretty tired at the end of my trip, carrying the tripod, no matter how light was pretty wearing. I used to do it all the time shooting film, but I'm seriously out of practice. Plus my back muscles are certainly not what they were. So quality wise, it was very successful. The iPad was also fine for power consumption. I kept it running for a couple of hours non-stop and there was 62% left at the end.
The problem is what I suspected it would be. Seeing the iPad clearly in sunlight. Most times I had to turn my back to the sun to provide some shadow so I could see it. In the video above there is a shot of a blue boat entering a lock. I was facing away from what I was shooting during all of that so that I could see what was going on. It is a problem. I was constantly looking for shade. I even wore a cap to offer some way of getting the sun off the screen, which often just looked like a huge mirror. I really can't understand why these screens have to be this way. Is it beyond the ability of these companies to design a screen that works outdoors?
The whole setup is so useful that even with this it was still incredibly useful. It could, however, be so much better if the screen on the iPad wasn't so reflective.
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