Exporting pictures and video

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hefty, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. hefty macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    Hey everybody,

    Can someone please explain to me how I can take the photo's and video's off my camera and send them directly to my external hard drive rather than the internal hard drive?

    I did do a search, but I just can't seem to find a simple solution.

  2. hefty thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    155 views and not a single response....hummmm

    Must be a common issue. ;)
  3. comatory macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2012
    You expect an answer with such a vague question?

    1. Connect camera to your Mac, it should mount in Finder. Copy the photos/videos from the camera (SD card or whatever) to your external drive.

    2. If you use iPhoto for importing images and video, you must move the whole iPhoto library to the external drive. It is not possible to have one iPhoto library on two places (unless you want to use two libraries on different locations). Look here

    3. If you are using Premiere/iMovie/Final Cut to import video, you must configure the location of new files in capture dialogs. Every application has specific settings for this that you will find in help file/manual of that application.

    But seriously, you can just use Finder to copy files around, that's the application's purpose.

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