iPhone Not Syncing Videos To iPhoto: Photostream Issue?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by JPM42, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. JPM42 macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    So I shot some video for the first time in a while on my iPhone 4 and when I plugged in to my Macbook, iPhoto opened, but nothing popped up, nor did my iPhone get recognized. I understand that Photostream eliminates the need to manually sync any pictures, but, since it only supports photos, I'm unsure why I'm unable to manually sync videos. Is there something Photostream is doing that's causing iPhoto not to show anything (photos or videos) that I want to import?

  2. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    i don't think that icloud supports video, only pics. Your pics should be showing up. If not then check your icloud setting.
  3. dwmac macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    I'm having the same issue. Photos are syncing just fine with Photostream, but I am also taking video on my iPhone, and I would like to import those videos into iPhoto (by plugging the phone into my Mac with USB). However, the iPhone no longer shows up in iPhoto, which seems to be orphaning my iPhone videos on my phone.
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Something is strange here. I use iCloud and my 4S shows up fine under iPhoto under DEVICES when connected via USB. I'm able to import videos shot from the phone. With that said, I'm still on iOS5.0 not having done the 5.0.1 update so that could perhaps be a difference.
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    This isn't an full solution, but you can use the program 'Image Capture' on your Mac to drag videos from your phone to your desktop. Then you can drag them to iPhoto from there.

    That sucks because it's an extra step, but it will get the job done.

    Hopefully someone else will find you a solution within iPhoto, but until then, just use Image Capture.
  6. Nitescan macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2011
    Use iMovie

    It seems like Apple is trying to keep videos separate from iPhoto now because it really doesn't make sense to import those into iPhoto anyway. I always had to drag mine out and save them elsewhere since you can't email or do much with them in iPhoto anyway.

    Therefore, with your iPhone plugged in, open iMovie and import your videos there. Then you can do what you want with them whether it's editing, sharing, or just exporting them out to a file or other external storage.
  7. bov macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    i have iPhoto '08. Do you have to have the latest version to use Photostream?
  8. okwhatev macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2005
    I noticed this too, it's a change they made in iPhoto where for some reason if you have your iPhone plugged into your computer and then open iPhoto afterwards, your iPhone doesn't show up. However if you have iPhoto already open and then plug in your iPhone, your phone will show up. That's our Apple! ;)
  9. okwhatev macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2005
    C'mon, seriously? Did you really have to ask this question?
    (the answer is yes by the way)

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