Will iPad pro support a USB to C file transfer with Sony recorder?
I tried this on my iPad Air. I connected a Sony digital voice recorder using the lightning to USB camera connection. Got an error message telling me there wasn’t enough power to support the device. Ok. The Sony allows use of SD card so I used the SD card reader for iPad to see what would happen. The card reader was evidently intended for photos, and I had no way of accessing the files on the SD card. So thwarted again.
Why? If I can connect by Sony voice recorder to the iPad and get it to recognize the mp3 files, I can then upload the files to a voice transcription service, which I need for work. Why not use iPad recording function? As good as the microphones are on the iPad, they aren’t good enough. (I have an external Shure MV88 mic and that makes a big difference, but it’s difficult using the iPad as a handheld recording device for stand-up interviews.)
The iPad Air has been good enough for my needs. But I’m wondering if I really need the Pro. My question concerns the iPad Pro and its C-port. Does that make a difference at all? If I use a USB to C connector will it recognize/support the Sony recorder? And will this platform recognize mp3 files from an external device? Or is that something that is coming with the iOS upgrade later this year …
Part of the goal here is to use the iPad as a laptop replacement. Easier to travel with and I use the pen for handwriting.