Getting 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):
- Connect your iPhone – when iTunes and/or iPhoto start just go ahead and close them.
- Launch “Image Capture (Applications >Image Capture)
- Choose “Download Some…” (otherwise you will get all your photos as well)
- 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.
- 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)