How do I get video OFF my iPhone 4 into iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by animefx, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. animefx macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    I've recorded video but it only let's me send it to YouTube (which compresses the heck out of it) send it by email, which compresses the heck out AND DOWN RES the video of it until it's now longer 720p, or MMS it.

    I want iTunes to pull the video off my iPhone when it syncs? Why the heck does it not do that? How in the world do I get my video on to the computer?

  2. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    If you have mac ImageCapture works just fine. On windows I think the phone should show up as a camera in my computer.
  3. illicium macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    I got iPhoto to pull the video off. Then I guess drag and drop into iTunes?? Not sure.
  4. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    I would think so. Then make sure that the movie section is set to sync on your iPhone settings when you plug it into itunes.
  5. scterrell macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2003
    If you got as far as seeing your movie as a pic in iPhoto, you're halfway there. Now open iMovie and click on 'iPhoto Videos' in the event library. There are your movies! From there, you can edit and export to all the formats supported by Quicktime.
  6. wolf183, Dec 26, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2011

    wolf183 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2008
    Image Capture

    Image camera does not work if you have large vides. I pulled our christmas video off the phone that was 3.7GB. It is all messed up and the default was on image capture that deleted the video from my phone. The fact that Apple has not added this feature to iTunes is really kind of sad.
  7. AppleDude900 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2011
    It is easy to be done on a Mac using the built in Mac software Image Capture

    If you are using windows then connect it to the PC and then the iPhone should appear in your iTunes library and it should also appear in your My computer section as a Camera

    If you are running iOS 5 you could configure iCloud and then wirelessly sync your videos and pictures to iCloud and then access them from anywhere via the iCloud website at
    -> Option 3 is only valid for the first 5 GB
  8. SmartApps macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2012
    Use FTP

    Download Cyberduck. Other FTP software will be similar.

    Go into the wifi settings on your phone.
    click on your network.
    write down the IP address

    Open Cyberduck
    click on the open connection button
    In the dropdown menu go to SFTP (SSH File transfer protocol)
    In the server field enter your IP address
    Port is 22
    Username is "root"
    there is no password

    Once connected you'll see "Library" and "Media"
    Above that you'll see /private/var/root
    click that dropdown menu and navigate to the hard drive symbol that has "/" next to it.
    You'll now see 18 folders.

    Navigate to var/mobile/media/DCIM
    Here are all your images and video

    You can set a bookmark to this location so you're always just a click away.
  9. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    This is how i get my images/video I shot with my iPhone.

    Mac: Image Capture
    Just drag to Desktop

    Windows: Go to My Computer and the iPhone will show up as a camera.
    Drag and drop as well.

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