How to get iPhoto for iPad to submit audition

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Barbara Stafford said: Oct 5, 2014
Barbara Stafford
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Plano, TX
59 posts

I have an iPad air that I recorded my video audition on? I looked up iPhoto in the App Store and I am not certain which one to buy, or if any of them will actually work for submitting the video audition. I see a bunch of apps labeled as “iPhoto editor” and an “iPhoto pro” but nothing that is simply called “iPhoto”. Does anyone know if the “iPhoto pro” app is what I need?

Mengwei said: Oct 5, 2014
Mengwei Shen
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Jersey City, NJ
120 posts

I recorded my video audition on an iPad (Mini) using the native Camera app—no separate app required unless you are looking for more features—and imported it using iPhoto software on a MacBook. There are also other transfer methods:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4083

Barbara Stafford said: Oct 6, 2014
Barbara Stafford
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Plano, TX
59 posts

Thank you for the link. I was able to transfer the video from ipad to my windows. It is transferred as a .mov file. Unfortunately, the internet claims there is no iphoto available for windows. So, I guess I will have to burn a dvd and send it in. The trouble is that windowsDVD maker will only record my video sideways and I don’t know if that will automatically disqualify me or not. I also downloaded a DVDVideoSoft Free Studio, but that won’t even recognize the file and pull it in to do the job. Very irritating process . But, if anyone has any suggestions for how to send it in, via ipad or windows, and by burning to dvd or by online process please let me know.

Mengwei said: Oct 6, 2014
Mengwei Shen
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Jersey City, NJ
120 posts

iPhoto is only for Mac but you don’t need it for Windows anyway. If you already got the .mov file on your Windows computer and you can view it and it’s within the size limit, you should be able to attach that to your online application. I also accidentally recorded sideways and it was accepted.

Robin said: Oct 7, 2014
 Piano
Marietta, GA
2 posts

An easy way: You can send the video directly to youtube if you have an account.
Publish it as UNLISTED—that means that it can only be viewed by those who have the Link. It is not viewable by the public.
Send the LINK to SAA for the audition. This is very easy to do and we do this all the time to submit video applications for our Suzuki Piano Graduation Program in Atlanta.

Mengwei said: Oct 7, 2014
Mengwei Shen
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello
Jersey City, NJ
120 posts

By the way, YouTube can detect if you recorded sideways and automatically rotate it for you!

Barbara Stafford said: Oct 7, 2014
Barbara Stafford
Suzuki Association Member
Violin
Plano, TX
59 posts

Oh that would be great, I already know how to do an unlisted youtube link. But I did not realize that SSA would accept it for an audition. Thank you both for the options you each came up with!

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