Best way to manage your iPhone Videos?

thomamon

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Any suggestions on the best way to manage your iPhone videos? Everytime I open iPhoto it syncs and I winding up having all the photos in there twice. (from syncing and iCloud).

So curious if anyone has another suggestion on how they do it?
 

eyoungren

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Any suggestions on the best way to manage your iPhone videos? Everytime I open iPhoto it syncs and I winding up having all the photos in there twice. (from syncing and iCloud).

So curious if anyone has another suggestion on how they do it?
Can you clarify what you are asking? Your first question is about videos, but then you bring iPhoto into the topic and proceed to ask about photos.

Any suggestions on the best way to manage your iPhone videos?
Everytime I open iPhoto it syncs and I winding up having all the photos in there twice.
I know the iPhone stores video taken by the camera in the camera app, but again, I'm not sure if you are asking about photos or videos.
 

Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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There is no good or "right" way to deal with iPhone videos.

This is a big problem Apple needs to address.

I currently suggest keeping them in iPhoto along with the photos from the same month, but as you've seen, iCloud makes this a pain in the ass. You can either stop using Photostream (and just import photos and videos together with USB) or you can hunt and peck and carefully import the videos from your phone without picking the photos during import.

Neither solution is ideal.

And then add to that the fact that Apple apparently wants you to store "Home Movies" in iTunes (since that's the only way to sync them BACK to the iPhone should you want to do that), but gives you no direct, easy method to get them in there.

All of this adds up to one big mystery: Just what DOES Apple expect you to do with home movies?
 

thomamon

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Nov 24, 2008
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There is no good or "right" way to deal with iPhone videos.

This is a big problem Apple needs to address.

I currently suggest keeping them in iPhoto along with the photos from the same month, but as you've seen, iCloud makes this a pain in the ass. You can either stop using Photostream (and just import photos and videos together with USB) or you can hunt and peck and carefully import the videos from your phone without picking the photos during import.

Neither solution is ideal.

And then add to that the fact that Apple apparently wants you to store "Home Movies" in iTunes (since that's the only way to sync them BACK to the iPhone should you want to do that), but gives you no direct, easy method to get them in there.

All of this adds up to one big mystery: Just what DOES Apple expect you to do with home movies?
OK, I feel better now that I know its not just me!

The whole situation really is a retarded setup.