Get Movies off your iPhone WITHOUT iTunes or iPhoto

By LaanLabs

512_Image_CaptureGetting movies off your iPhone can be a bit of a trick and iTunes and iPhoto can make the process even more want-to-bang-your-head-in-frustration fun. But luckily there is help. For you mac users there is a simple little app called “Image Capture” that does the trick (windows users click here). For you iTimelapse users out there make sure you have exported your rendered video to the “Camera Roll” in the Share tab first.

So to grab a video (or photo):

  1. Connect your iPhone – when iTunes and/or iPhoto start just go ahead and close them.
  2. Launch “Image Capture (Applications >Image Capture)
  3. Choose “Download  Some…” (otherwise you will get all your photos as well)
  4. Find the movie you are looking for and highlight it with a click. Sorting by date or size can help if you have a ton of media.
  5. Click Download.

Yeah – we have our movie in like a few seconds and we didn’t have to sync our life or remove apps or cause any other undo apple life-management tasks that we like to avoid (who wants to be that organized anyway)

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November 22nd, 2009

[...] keine Probleme. Eine weitere Methode mit dem Programm „Digitale Bilder“ wird auf der iTimelapse-Website [...]

November 30th, 2009

I’m running into a snag attempting to export a higher-rez version of my timelapse to Camera Roll. I keep getting an error that my video is too short or too big to export to Camera Roll. Is there any way to export the higher-rez versions? What resolution is acceptable to Camera Roll? I want to export multiple timelapse videos to edit them together. Thanks for any help!

Sanford Lewis
December 6th, 2009

My attempt at following these directions is not working. The video is exported to the camera roll, but it is not showing up in image capture alongside the other photographs and videos that do show up. Also, how does one export some of the photos and not all of them, but still save all the photos to turn to a time lapse video?

Sanford Lewis
December 6th, 2009

Further effort yielded an effective transfer. But when I try to open the video in QuickTime it just comes up as a green haze of pixelated picture and does not appear viewable as it is on the iPhone itself.

December 6th, 2009

some version of quicktime are not playing the codec correctly — if you use VLC it will play correctly. we are working on correcting this codec issue for next update

May 13th, 2010

What is the point of > 640×480 resolution if you can’t get them off the phone via facebook/youtube/camera roll? I have some very nice videos I want to transfer from my 3G but they are over 10MB at 800×600. But I don’t want to down-scale them to 640×480. How do I get these videos onto my PC?

June 26th, 2010

Love the time lapses but my final product could be much slicker if I could export high-res to my computer either over network or cable. Editing multiple time lapses together, adding titles & adding my own bands music would be awesome!

July 8th, 2010

Watch the point of getting good lookin high res timelapses if you can’t export them?

Tried to camera roll – error (see before)
tried vimeo – did it but i can’t see anything new in my videos. (I have a vimeo Plus account).


July 14th, 2010

How to get videos on my mac/pc that are bigger than 640×480?The camera-roll-export always states that i have to re-render it smaller, but i wanted the good image quality… Please respond!

kind regards,
Mark (3GS 32GB, iOS 4, latest Version of iTimelapse)

July 14th, 2010

How can you export hi res versions to Mac? Error message sending hi res to camera roll, error uploading to YouTube. Seems like a popular question here.

July 15th, 2010

Why dont you answer??! This fucking app advertises high resolution timelapse videos but you cant transfer them to your desktop, and even if hundreds of users write about there is ABSOLUTELY NO FEEDBACK from you.

Btw, the app freezes often, you have to restart the iphone before if you want to be sure nothing hangs up when shooting a new project…

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September 6th, 2010

the app freezes often, you have to restart the iphone before if you want to be sure nothing hangs up when shooting a new project

patrick v
September 11th, 2010

OK, this is cool. I go searching for how to get movies off my iPhone and find out that my computer genius cousins are the people I should have asked to begin with!

Sean J
September 16th, 2010

Yeah this app is HORRIBLE no way to get my photos, I tried to make the movie and that would take weeks to process. THANKS itimelapse for helping me loose a few days of what could have been great photos!

This APP is CRAP

November 21st, 2010

Any news on that?
Still no possibilty to export Hi-Res content.
Mail -> too large
Internal Album -> too large
Vimeo -> Error on uploading
Youtube -> Only 480p

It is a really nice app, but this is annoying …

February 9th, 2011

These assholes have all the time in the world to produce new app’s and collect new money but they do not have time to update their app’s. Everyone who is having trouble with this app PLEASE file a complaint onApp Store/itunes. When you go to purchase this app at the very bottom there is reviews and a link to “Report a problem”. It is very quick and easy. If we get enough complaints we can get these guys shut down. They are not going to update the app. If you look at the website and reviews its nothing but people complaining. People have been asking for an update for almost 2 years. I would not waste your time asking for the update. Just report the app as fraud to itunes. People like this should not get rich off people like us. But we are the only ones who can stop it.

February 9th, 2011

The app has worked great for me on an iphone 4 interfacing with a MAC. I usually capture at 800×600. The videos save to my camera roll and come right over to the MAC on device capture. They upload to Facebook with no problem. I have read all of the negative complaints and appreciate the frustration when an app does not work, but so far this is a great app for me. I have several time-lapse apps on the phone and this is the one I keep using the most.

February 21st, 2011

The Video Itime laps makes does not work. you have to go to details > edit frames > Export frames . Then launch Image Capture and upload all of the frames. Then put them together in Imovie.

October 23rd, 2011

HELP! I just downloaded and used this APP for the first time. It’s playing it back at a speed that is too fast :-) My Time Lapse “movie” is fairly short, so I’d like to slow it down a bit. Is it possible ?
ALSO I can’t get it onto my computer?
Jane H

June 5th, 2012

This saved my project! So glad I sound this link!

July 12th, 2012

Worked perfectly. This was so slick! Thanks for the tip!!

Tarot visa
August 1st, 2012

Perfecto comment. Thanks.

January 11th, 2013

You just get Wireless Transfer App to help you. There’s no need for iTunes or any other extra software.

May 6th, 2013

Thanks so much for appearing in the 1st pg of results when I search “how to get ***king movie off **c*ing iphone”. That’s how annoying it all really is! This worked for me, and quick too.

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