PS. Looked at the video encoding. AVCHD.
http://forum.aquafadas.eu/en/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=40819 and many other posts confirm that some convertor such as noted or HANDBRAKE would be needed. I see nothing of such power in the noted hard drive. It does stream but it would be the AVCHD.
Let's look for an AVCHD player for ipad next.
https://www.google.com/search?as_q=avchd+ipad+vlc+player as well without the VLC does not find happy folk.
Again, you may be repeating some prior disaster. Do your research.
And why not just play it on the camcorder, and then pop it on the HDD for later work?