The formal way to sync media to your iPad is through iPhoto. The following SNAPGUIDE offers a better solution..
You will need a SD Card Reader with USB like this one by Kodak. You will also need a SD Card and an Apple Camera Connection Kit.
For this demo, I'm importing a video from my computer to the SD card. Insert the SD Card into the USB Card Reader. Wait for your computer to read the device.
Open the Card Reader and create a new folder. Add the label DCIM, which stands for (Digital Camera Images).
Open the folder labeled DCIM and drag your video file inside the folder. The file must have 8 digits. Example: 123_4567. In this case, the underscore is counted as a digit.
Remove the SD card from the SD Card Reader and insert the card into the iPad Connector.
Insert the connector into the iPad. Wait a few seconds and the video file will appear. Select the file and click import. Note: Files should be m4v or mp4 files. .mov files will not play on the iPad.
That's it. I hope this tip was helpful. The camera kit also comes with USB adapter when importing photos directly from your camera. You can also check me out at www.myapplepodcast.com