Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Running a presentation from an iPad to a television via HDMI, part of Delivering Keynote Presentations.
If you want to connect your iPad directly to a television, you could do that as well. Now, depending upon the connection that you're using, you might need one or potentially two adapters. What I have here is the digital AV adapter and what you're seeing there on one end is an HDMI cable and the ability to use a 30-pin cable to pass through a charge. The other end is just the 30 pin connector. Now if you're going to be using this cable with the newer machine, you might need to get one of the 30 pin to lightening adaptor connectors to make this work.
At the time of this recording Apple had not released a lightening to HDMI adaptor. Although hopefully we will see this accessory and others like it come out. Now i'm just going to go ahead and connect this to the machine. There we go and then I can take my HDMI cable and make a simple connection. Now you notice my presentation is running out to the screen, in this case the Ipad is 4X3 aspect ratio while my screen here is 16X9. So you'll have to realize that you might get some unwanted pillar boxing or letter boxing on the effect, depending upon the presentation you've loaded. But it is connected, and I can go ahead and go up to my first presentation slide, and then simply tap the full screen play.
In doing so, my presentation is sent out from the iPad, to the television screen. And notice once I'm in fullscreen mode, that pillar boxing and letter boxing caused by the 4x3 aspect ratio is gotten rid of, and it does send out a true 16x9 signal. I'm now able to actually drive the presentation right here from my iPad. I can now simply swipe the screen to advance. A quick tap will also advance the slides. Additionally, I can see my presenter notes, as I'm giving the presentation, and actually read. Another thing that's nice, if you want to call out a particular detail, is if you tap and hold, you will actually get a laser pointer. All you do is you Press and Hold.
Is it will bring up the pointer and this makes it easy to call out different details in your presentation. Now as you continue to give the presentation you can use your iPad for notes and simply Swipe to advance from one slide to the next. This makes it really easy as you're giving this presentation to jump on through. Perhaps the biggest annoyance though is this tethered tail. And, what I'm going to show you next from with the Apple TV, let's you cut this cord, and whether your presenting from the labtop or the I-pad, get you true wireless freedom.
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- Adding presenter notes and comments
- Recording timings
- Mastering Keynote keyboard shortcuts
- Using Keynote Remote
- Presenting from a laptop, from an iPad, or with AppleTV
- Creating a self-running slideshow
- Printing handouts
- Exporting slides as movies or graphics