How do I transfer video shot on iPod Touch to my MBP?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PaperQueen, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. PaperQueen macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2007
    Just this side of insanity (Minneapolis)
    Yes, I feel like an idiot for not being able to figure this out...I mean, hey, it’s not like I’ve been using Macs for 25 years or anything (which I have).....:eek:

    How, exactly, does one move video shot on an iPod Touch 4gen over to their MBP? Tried the email thing (no go, it doesn’t ever arrive in any inbox tested)...tried uploading it to MobileMe (but there’s no way to download it to my MBP from there either, apparently) doesn’t appear anywhere I can see in iTunes....

    ...but the video (several of them, actually) remains right there on my iPod Touch.

    Help please...? Thanks!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Ever heard of iPhoto?

    You have to export to iTunes from iPhoto though.
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Plug it into your computer and iphoto will open.
  4. Windows macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2010
    OR, you can send it to yourself by mail.
    If I remember correctly the iPod gives you the option to directly publish and send it by email once your done filming.
    There IS a length limit to the video though, it can't be too long.
    Plus when you send it by email it automatically gets compressed. ;)
  5. THE dAY macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
    SFV California
    If iPhoto doesn't open automatically then open iPhoto while your Touch is plugged into your MBP.

    iPhoto will then let you pick which photos/videos you want to import to your MBP.

    No need to have iTunes open.
    Emailing them will make them lose quality significantly.

    Importing through iPhoto will give you full 720p quality.

    Once videos are in iPhoto you can drag them to your desktop and delete them from iPhoto if you like.
  6. LbSigman macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    There's also Image Capture which I've done and seems to be the easiest without having to open iPhoto.
  7. LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    He already said he couldn't do that in the post.
  8. Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    I heard some software just like iPod transfer can output the media from iPod, but haven't heard there is mac version. Maybe you can search it with internet.

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