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How do I get HD video off the iPhone  4 and onto computer (Win or mac)?

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Pier Rodelon Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 13, 2010 7:27 PM
I shot some video with iPhone. Looks v nice on iPhone. Soon as I e-mail it to myself to get on computer looks like it was shot with a $1.95 drugstore video cam.

I'm sure there's some easy way to get the HD video off the iPhone 4 onto my computer where I can edit and write it to DVD, but I missed class that day.

Can somebody help me out?

iMac 24" Alum 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4G RAM, 640G, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Fusion, Parallels, Bootcamp, Win 7
  • chadadada Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I wouldn't know for sure since I don't own one yet, but couldn't you just plug it into your computer and drag-and-drop from your phone's disk files to your computer, or copy/paste?

    I may be wrong, but this makes sense.
    Dell Studio XPS 16, Windows 7, iPhone 3GS 32 GB (soon to be iPhone 4 32GB) iPod Classic 160GB
  • Radeon123 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    On Windows, to get Videos and photos off the phone, just plug it in, go to "My Computer", you should see the iPhone there.

    Go in there and just copy the items you want.

    No idea how the Mac does it as I don't use Macs.
    Self Built, Windows 7
  • anilsudhakaran Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
    Use iPhoto or Image Capture on a Mac.
    iMac i5, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,165 points)
    If you use iPhoto for photo storage and management on your Mac and for importing photos and video from a digital camera, you can use iPhoto to import photos and videos from your iPhone's Camera Roll.

    If you don't use iPhoto, you can use the Image Capture application located in your Applications folder.

    When your iPhone includes photos and/or video in the Camera Roll, it is also detected as a digital camera when connected to your computer.
     MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.4),  iPod w/Video 30GB,  iPhone 4 32GB
  • SmartApps Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.


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