Mac: How Do You Transfer HD Video From iPhone to Computer?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by uraniumwilly, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. uraniumwilly macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    PhotoToMac is good, but it's not at full HD. What do people use to transfer at full HD?
  2. uraniumwilly thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    Thanks you.

    It took a newbie to stoop so low so as to give me an answer. :cool:

    I looked on these forums, did searches, did google searches and they all pointed me to 3rd party apps. I really did not know that iphoto would transfer HD video.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    If you're not going to use iPhoto to store the video then use the application called 'Image Capture.' (Comes with your Mac.)

    It will just let you drag the video to any folder you want.

    If you're gonna use iPhoto to keep your videos, then great. Use that. But if you just import it in there and then drag it out and erase it from iPhoto you can save a step by using Image Capture.
  4. uraniumwilly thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    Suhweet. I really should get and RTFM.
  5. jlynn628 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    large videos

    I have tried both Iphoto and Image capture. They are only transferring videos that are less than 10 seconds. I have 29 gigs of videos on my phone I NEED off. I can't do anything on my phone and really don't want to lose them. So I have been uploading hd to youtube and then downloading to my computer but that takes about 20-30 minutes per 5 minute video and some are almost 15 min. There has to be a way to be able to move them directly from the phone to the computer.

    I have an Iphone 4 (4.2.1) and a mac book pro running snow leopard.

    Thanks for any help you can give. I think I am even ready to spend up to $50 on software if I have to if I know for sure it does what I want it to quickly and easily.
  6. raven77 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2008
    I know this doesnt help you but FYI, I'm on Windows 7 and my iPhone 4 shows up as a drive when I plug it in. I just drag and drop the videos from the folder to my desktop. I just a pulled a 20 minute video off that was over a Gig with no problems.
    stupid, crappy Macs! lol
  7. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    What happens when you try to import via image capture videos which are more than 10 secs? I use Image capture and it works flawlessly with me. So it might help if we know what's going on?
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    No it may not help the OP but it did me. Thanks
  9. Galarina macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2009

    The latest version of PhotoToMac (released yesterday) now transfers HD video without compression. This means resolution as well as quality are identical to the original file on the iPhone.

    PhotoToMac in the App Store
  10. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    I download HD vids over 10 seconds in iphoto all the time :confused:

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