How to Transfer Videos or Movies from iPad to Mac

Jul 29,2019 • Filed to: iPad Transfer • Proven solutions

When referring to watch TV shows, movies, playing games or enjoy any other types of videos, iPad always gives us the leading experience than other tablets with its high resolution and quality. iPad delivers the wonderful function for many people like saving their movies on iPad for an enjoyment on the go. In case that there is a shortage of space on your iPad or if you wish to keep your memorable videos stored on another devices for backup, you can consider to transfer videos from iPad to Mac. The following guide will show you how to get the work done easily.

Part 1. How to Transfer Videos or Movies from iPad to Mac with Image Capture

It is essential to transfer videos from iPad to Mac, either for backup, or further editing. However, you might have found iTunes can’t support you to do it. ITunes can’t operate it because it is one-way transfer software which can only transfer videos from Mac to iPad. In this case, if you really want to transfer videos from iPad to Mac effectively, you can choose to use the Mac software Image Capture instead. Below given are the steps to transfer videos from iPad to Mac using Image Capture.

Step 1. Connect iPad to Mac and Open Image Capture

Using a USB cable, connect iPad to Mac and then open Image Capture on your Mac computer. This program is pre-installed on all Mac computers.

Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with Image Capture - Start Image Capture

Step 2. Select iPad on Image Capture

Select iPad as your device on the left side of the panel and the list of all images and videos present on your iPad will now be visible on the right side of the panel.

Transfer movies from iPad to Mac with Image Capture - Select iPad

Step 3. Select the Desired Video

From the given list of videos, select the one that you wish to transfer to your Mac. Below given screen shot shows 1 selected video and then press "Import".

Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with Image Capture - Select Video

Step 4. Select the Target Folder

Select the folder on Mac where you wish to save the selected video. Below given screenshot shows "Pictures" as the selected folder.

Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with Image Capture - Select Target Folder

Step 5. Transfer Videos

Once the video is successfully transferred, a tick mark will display in at the right bottom of the thumbnail.

Transfer movies from iPad to Mac with Image Capture - Transfer Videos

With the help of Image Capture on your Mac computer, you are able to import iPad videos to your Mac computer with ease.

Part 2. How to Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with dr.fone

Besides Image Capture on Mac, third-party software can also be used to transfer movies from iPad to Mac and one of the best option to do this is dr.fone - Transfer (iOS). This software can be used to transfer playlists, videos and other data between iOS device, iTunes and PC. The key features of this software are introduced below:

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer MP3 to iPhone/iPad/iPod without iTunes

  • Transfer, manage, export/import your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc.
  • Backup your music, photos, videos, contacts, SMS, Apps etc. to computer and restore them easily.
  • Transfer music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc from one smartphone to another.
  • Transfer media files between iOS devices and iTunes.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11 and iPod.
Available on: Windows Mac
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Note: Please note that Both Windows and Mac versions of dr.fone are available for help. If you are a Windows user, you can duplicate the process. The following guide is about how to transfer videos from iPad to Mac with the Mac version.

How to Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with dr.fone

Step 1. Start dr.fone on Mac

Download and install dr.fone on your Mac. Run dr.fone and select Transfer. The program will ask you to connect your iOS device to computer with the USB cable.

how to transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with dr.fone - Start the tool

Step 2. Connect iPad with your Mac

Connect iPad to Mac using a USB cable, and the program will automatically recognize the device. Then you'll see different file categories at the top of the software window.

how to transfer Videos from iPad to Mac with dr.fone - Connect iPad with Mac

Step 3. Find Videos

Choose Videos category in the main interface, and the program will show you the sections of video files, along with the video files in the right part. You can select the section which contains the videos you want to transfer in the left sidebar.

Step 4. Click the Export Button

Now you can check the videos you want to transfer, and click the Export button in the software window, and choose Export to Mac in the drop-down menu.

how to transfer movies from iPad to Mac with dr.fone - Find Wanted Videos

Step 5. Export Videos from iPad to Mac

After choosing Export to Mac, the program will show you a pop-up dialog. Choose a target folder on your Mac computer, and click Save. Then the program will start transferring videos from iPad to Mac.

When the transfer finishes, you'll get the videos in the target folder on your Mac. The program will provide you more options to manage your iPhone, iPad or iPod. If you are interested in this software, you can free download it to have a try.

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