12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2013 11:40 PM by will317 Branched to a new discussion.
JonnyClark Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I've just got my new iPhone 4 (upgraded from iPhone 2G) and it's superb!

I recorded my first video today but for the life of me I can't seem to get it to sync into iTunes. Everything else works fine.

I'm quite sure I'm missing something blindingly obvious here but does anyone have any pointers?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Time Capsule, Apple TV, iPhone 4.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (94,085 points)
    Page 122 of the manual:

    "Uploading Photos and Videos to Your Computer
    You can upload the photos and videos you take with Camera to photo applications on
    your computer, such as iPhoto on a Mac.
    Upload photos and videos to your computer: Connect iPhone to your computer.

    Â Mac: Select the photos and videos you want and click the Import or Download
    button in iPhoto or other supported photo application on your computer.

    Â PC: Follow the instructions that came with your photo application.
    If you delete the photos and videos from iPhone when you upload them to your
    computer, they’re removed from the Camera Roll album. You can use the iTunes
    Photos settings pane to sync photos and videos (videos can be sync with Macs only)
    to the Photos application on iPhone. See “iPhone Settings Panes in iTunes” on page 55."

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,385 points)
    If you use iPhoto on your Mac for importing photos and videos from a digital camera and for photo storage and management on your Mac, you can use iPhoto for this. When your iPhone includes photos and/or video in the Camera Roll, it is also detected as a digital camera when connected to your Mac.

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

    iTunes does not handle the import of photos and/or video from a digital camera including from your iPhone's Camera Roll.
  • JonnyClark Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I knew it was something simple!
    I haven't used iPhoto for ages so it's not in my usual workflow.
    Thanks folks.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,385 points)
    You're welcome.
  • wcapellan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How do I get the videos uploaded to iPhoto synced back to my iPhone Without having them exported to iTunes because that seems an unnecessary duplication of videos and process?
  • Felker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Connect your iPhone 4 to your computer, iTunes will start to sync the phone. Check the settings on the "Photos" tab on your device to make sure your settings include the correct albums or events that include the videos you want included, and Apply the settings. When the sync is complete, you probably won't see the videos in the correct albums/events.

    Leave the phone connected. Quit iTunes. Re-start iTunes. The sync should begin automatically with the last settings you applied, and when the sync is complete, the videos should appear in the correct albums/events on your iPhone, without having to import to iTunes, change the format, or anything else.

    It worked for us on two different MacBooks (different OS's) and our iPhone 4's. Hope it works for you!
  • Ileen Cuccaro Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
    This is why I love the discussions, finally got an i phone, waited all this time to come to Verizon, and could not figure out how to get the video on to my Mac. I do not have i-photo set up to sync images, I use image capture because I process in Raw on Capture. Bingo opened Image capture and whooppee there were the videos, thanks for the help even though I did not ask the original question
  • Sanliyasen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can try to try iStonsoft iPhone to Mac Transfer,This is a professional tool to Sync video from iPhone to iTunes,you only need a few steps to transfer your video from iPhone to iTunes,this is a guide:

    1.download and install the iStonsoft iPhone to Mac Transfer software to your Mac.and run it on your Mac computer. Then connect iPhone to Mac with USB cable

    2.choose video and click it. Select the video you want to transfer from iPhone to iTunes

    Step3) Click the "Export" icon to start transferring video from iPhone to iTunes


    Hope it can help you!


    Merry Christmas!


    3 Methods to Transfer video from iPhone to Mac

  • hufan875 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why not ask for the third party tool to sync the video from iPhone 4 to iTunes.

    iStonsoft iPhone to Mac Transfer is an easy to help you backup/ transfer all your files on your iPhone directly.

  • deckerty686 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Merry Christmas,have a good holiday.It is not hard to transfer iPhone movies to computer, as I know Coolmuster iPhone iPad iPod to computer can help you transfer your iPhone movies to your computer,just google it and have a try.


  • Gelwymenta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can use some tools to help you, i know one named iPubsoft iPad iPhone iPod to Computer Transfer, you can use it! Firstly, you should connect your iPhone to your computer, then choose the movies you want to transfer among the items displayed, finally, you can click "Export" to get them to your computer! Now you have finished the steps of transfering iPhone movies to PC, and you can sync them to your iTunes!

  • will317 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try Amacsoft iPhone to Mac transfer, we can it to move iPhone movies to Mac in 3 simple steps, read how to sync iPhone to iTunes on Mac to know more.