7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2015 8:02 PM by Pr.Wilson777
chad e4 Level 1 Level 1

Using iMovie application on iMac, I imported a number of video clips from my iPHone.  I never saw an option to delete (or not delete) the clips on the iPhone so they are still there.  I would like to delete them once tdhey have been imported.  How?  Can I set a preference in iMovie that will offer to delete clips?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), free transition Snow Leopard to Lio
Reply by roaminggnome on Aug 1, 2011 8:35 PM Helpful
iPhone User Guide (For iOS 4.2 and 4.3 Software)

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  • chad e4 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for linking me to the iPhone User Guide for ios4.

    On page 103 I was able to read the following about deleting videos from the iPhone:

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    Deleting Videos from iPhone

     

    You can delete videos from iPhone to save space.
    Delete a video: In the videos list, swipe left or right over the video, then tap Delete.

     

    Deleting a video from iPhone (other than a rented movie or TV show) doesn’t deletethe video from your iTunes library. It may reappear on iPhone if the video in iTunes isstill set to sync.

     

    Important: If you delete a rented movie or TV show from iPhone, it’s deletedpermanently and cannot be transferred back to your computer.

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    It (the quote above) explains how to delete the videos one by one. To refine my question, which is not actually answered by the above, is "how do I tell iMovie (or other software as appropriate)  to delete the clips/videos from my iphone after they have been imported to the Mac WITHOUT HAVING TO INDIVIDUALLY DELETE EACH ONE BY GOING TO THEM ON THE IPHONE.  I am not trying to save space.  Rather, I am trying to get rid of the original footage on my iPhone so that I will not come back to it a year or so later, having forgotten that I already made a movie from it.

     

    Message was edited by: chad e4

  • ebf1978 Level 1 Level 1

    Hello,

    I had the some question and found the solution documented in the following article that involes the "image capture" program to be the most useful:

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-gadgeteer/deleting-all-photos-and-videos-from-y our-iphone/4212

     

    I have now set this as the default app to launch when connecting the iphone to my laptop.  From here I can then decide whether to import to iphoto, a folder or wait and import to imovie and then come back to image capture to delete. 

     

     

    I hope this helps!

  • amin_hc Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks buddy it helped.... tied finding the answer on my own but couldn't... thanks a ton

  • D_macman Level 1 Level 1

    I tried the method os setting it to "Manually manage music and videos" but it tells me that I must "Erase and Sync" my phone. I dont want to lose all my phone info. I accidentally synced it on my work computer, then had to "unsync on all computers" to get it to allow me to sync on my home computer.

     

    I tried several attempts to do this (turn off the phone, quit Itunes, turn on the phone), etc.

     

    So far nothing works.

     

    I would appreciate any suggestions.

     

    Thanks

    Don

  • cmcculloh Level 1 Level 1

    Image Capture no longer offers this option :/

  • Pr.Wilson777 Level 1 Level 1

    All the videos should be in your camera too. Once you deleted on the camera, they will be automatically deleted on the imovie app.