Get video off the iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Stormybot, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Stormybot macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Tried searching but did not find a similar topic. I want to get some video I took of the fireworks at Disneyland off of my iPhone and onto my Mac. Anyone know how? I did not see any options for the iPhone videos you take in iTunes and the only two options on the iPhone are Email (which compresses the video) and YouTube. I would just like to get it uncompressed onto my Desktop or something. Any ideas?
  2. sleeks macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2009
  3. spartanrob macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2008
    On my PC it just appears as a drive under 'My Computer' and I can pull pics and videos off.
  4. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
  5. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    I use image capture. Drops the file wherever you want it on your HD.
  6. Greenhoe macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2008
    Just use iPhoto.

    You can import videos just like you would with any photo. Once the videos are in iPhoto you can then drag them out onto your desktop or anywhere you want them
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I went to the Apple tutorials about the iPhone and although they had info on how to take videos, they had none about how to put that video onto your computer.

    Do you have a Mobile Me account? I note on my phone that you can send the video there, and from there you should be able to download it to your Mac.
  8. plaut macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    The phone shoots 640x480 but the video is downsized to 480x360 when emailed. Don't know if the same is true for MobileMe or YouTube uploads, but I suspect so. I have a solution under Linux for mounting the iPhone and accessing the full-sized video (iFuse) but a solution under WinXP would also be helpful (I run XP via VMware and the iPhone doesn't show up as a separate drive). Some people have had success with Picasa 3.
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    iPhoto doesn't compress the video.

    I don't know of a solution in Vista, but Apple says to use whatever software you use for your photos.

    Btw, if you want them back in your phone after you've deleted them, drag them into iTunes and they show up in the movies/videos tab. They won't sync like photos do.
  10. Stormybot thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2004
    Thanks all! I did not even think of iPhoto. Silly me. I got the videos off.
  11. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
  12. klane macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York, NY
    I like the image capture route for that same reason. And it just seems a little bit more snappy.
  13. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  14. ericinboston macrumors 68000

    Jan 13, 2008
    Windows user

    I am a Windows XP user...I can't seem to figure out how to get my iPhone vids off the phone and onto my PC.

    If I try to email my 1:39 video, iPhone cries that it is too large!!! 1 minute 39 seconds?! Sheeeeeeez!!!!

    I have iTunes 9.0 and I see no option to get my videos onto my PC. No, I do not have MobileMe.

    Any other ideas?


    EDIT: Found the solution....simply go to Windows Explorer and explore the can take up to 30 seconds for the vids and pictures to show up in the screen. Then simply drag and drop the files onto your computer.

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