How to Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

You may found that the available space of your iPad is decreasing suddenly after recording many videos. So you have to transfer videos from iPad to Mac to make some space for the further use. And you may also want to edit videos you shot by iPad on iMac more easily. Also, some users want to transfer movies from iPad to Mac. How to deal with these?

For the videos you recorded by iPad, you can take advantage of Photo app on Mac to transfer video from iPad to Mac. But for transferring these videos such as movies, TV shows, Music Videos, FonePaw iOS Transfer program is needed since you cannot transfer those you downloaded/purchased videos from iPad to Mac with Photos on Mac or iTunes.

With FonePaw iOS Transfer, you can transfer iPad videos, including Movies/TV Shows downloaded/purchased from iTunes and Camera Shot recorded by build-in camera of iPad to Mac easily.

Free download the trial version of FonePaw iOS Transfer and have a try.

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Part 1: Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with FonePaw iOS Transfer
Part 2: Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with iPhoto

Part 1: Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with FonePaw iOS Transfer

1. Connect iPad with your Mac

In order to transfer videos from iPad to Mac, you need to first download, install and run FonePaw iOS Transfer on your Mac. It supports perfectly the latest Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7. Then, connect iPad to the Mac.

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2. Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac

With FonePaw iOS Transfer, you can transfer "Camera Roll" videos from iPad to Mac. Just click "Photos" in the left sidebar. Then select "Videos". Choose the videos you want to transfer to Mac and click "Export to" > "Export to Mac".

Transfer iPad Videos to Mac

3. Transfer movies from iPad to Mac

Find "Media" on the left column of the program. Click it. You'll find all media files display on the right panel. Click "Movie" to bring out the movie management windows. Choose the movies you want and click "Export to" > "Export to Mac" to transfer movie to Mac.

You can follow the same way to transfer TV Shows, Music Videos, iTunes U etc. to Mac.
Transfer Movies from iPad to Mac

Part 2: Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with iPhoto

1. Connect iPad to Mac and run iPhoto

Connect your iPad to Mac and run iPhoto. It will show the pictures and camera shot from you iPad in the interface.

2. Select recorded videos to import into iPhoto

Find your iPad in the left panel under "Devices". Click "Import Photos" button to import all videos or click "Import Selected" button to import one or more videos.

Import iPad Videos into iPhoto

3. Transfer videos from iPad to Mac

Switch to the "Last Import" tab to display the video(s) we've imported.

Besides videos, FonePaw iOS Transfer supports transferring photos, music, contacts, SMS, books from iPad to Mac. Why not download this program and have a try now?

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