1. Dadman's Avatar
    I just got back from vacation where I took lots of really cool video on my iphone. Can anyone tell me if I can transfer the video from my phone to my Macbook to use in Imovie? If so, how?

    Thanks!
    07-10-2010 10:12 AM
  2. BrandonB's Avatar
    I am currently using an application for the Mac OSX called PhoneView by ecamm. It was a $20 investment but it has proven to be well worth the price. It allows you to access the phone directly, dragging and dropping the videos and photos to your computer with great ease. Additional features include access to notes, call logs, messages, and voicemail. Making it easy to access this data for other purposes and or use.
    07-10-2010 10:24 AM
  3. Dadman's Avatar
    I've looked at that and it seems pretty cool, but isn't there a free way to get video from Iphone to the Mac?
    07-10-2010 10:27 AM
  4. macharborguy's Avatar
    Import them via iPhoto. When I plug my iPhone into my iMac, iPhoto launches automatically and gives me the option to import all photos and videos at their original quality.
    07-10-2010 10:37 AM
  5. Dadman's Avatar
    Import them via iPhoto. When I plug my iPhone into my iMac, iPhoto launches automatically and gives me the option to import all photos and videos at their original quality.
    Ok, I know how to do that but once they are in iphoto I can't find them on my Macbook (I can't find the file to import them into Imovie).

    Can you tell me how to move them out of Iphoto?

    Thanks for everyone's help!
    07-10-2010 10:42 AM
  6. macharborguy's Avatar
    drag and drop the video from iPhoto to the desktop, after you import it to iPhoto.
    Last edited by macharborguy; 07-10-2010 at 10:53 AM.
    07-10-2010 10:50 AM
  7. Dadman's Avatar
    drag and drop the video from iPhoto to the desktop, after you import it to iPhoto.
    Well don't I feel stupid! That was simple. Thank you!
    07-10-2010 11:05 AM
  8. Brickman's Avatar
    Import them via iPhoto. When I plug my iPhone into my iMac, iPhoto launches automatically and gives me the option to import all photos and videos at their original quality.
    After you have done the above, Open iMovie => Select "New Project". A "Payne" will appear that says " Drag Media Here".

    Now YMMV on this but my iMovie has 3 Windows. Two on top, next to each other, and one larger one on bottom. There is a "tool bar" running horizontally separating the two smaller windows on top from the larger one on bottom. To the far right of that "tool bar" is a camera icon. Click that and a Menu Window of iPhoto will open up and you can find your Media. Then just drag it into the top left window.

    Again that is what I do, yours may appear differently but should be basically the same. There are also Tutorial videos on Apple.com on how to get started with iMovie.

    Goo Luck! Hope this helps some.
    07-10-2010 11:35 AM
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