Transfer video from iPhone to Macbook

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vjaaan, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    Since video is not transferred through Photo Stream, I need to manually copy all my videos from my iPhone 4S to my MacBook Pro (to them copy to my external HD for storage), but in Finder I cannot find my iPhone listed when connect via USB.

    I don't want it all uploaded to iPhoto because it is too hard to find the original files on the computer to move them.

    How can I get these videos copied where I want them?

    Thanks for any help.


    When I go into iTunes, it just shows all my music stuff. It does not show a list of my photos or videos on my iPhone. I'm not seeing a way to use iTunes to transfer those videos to my computer, to a folder of my choice.

  2. macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    iPhoto is actually the easiest way. Once you import them onto iPhoto right click the video in your library and click "View original file" (or maybe it says "View in Finder") You can then move it to your external hard drive.
  3. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    That's not how the phone functions, it won't show up in finder and you can't transfer off of the device when connected through iTunes. Luckily, there's a super simple, built in functionality!

    Connect the phone to your MBP. Open "Image Capture" (located in Applications, or just spotlight search for it) When you ope in, you will see your phone as the device, and will list all photos/videos on there. Simply select what you want to transfer and where you want to transfer it to and hit export. Done and Done.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    Image Capture!! Of course! Now I remember doing that in the past.

    Thank you so much!
  5. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    No prob, happy to help.
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2011
    there are some very good third party solutions...or of course dropbox would work as well...
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver, BC

    Plug in phone, go to DCIM folder, drag to where you want to save. Done.

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