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How to Import .mp4 videos from iPad [iOS 9.8.5] to macOS [10.12.3] (not to iCloud)

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Import .mp4 videos from iPad [iOS 9.8.5] to macOS [10.12.3] (not to iCloud)

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201302

Installed iMovie as suggested in above link;   iMovie crashes on startup after two installation attempts.

What other method can I use to copy .mp4 videos?
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS Desk
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Usually ITunes transfers anything from your IPAD to your MAC.
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@Kyle.. thanks for the info... I sold my IPAD years ago and thought ITunes was the go to app for everything. :)
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MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/IT

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On Mac:

Window-1 = List of videos on iPad (e.g. "Norfolk to Morehead City'') - iPad USB connected to Mac.

Window-2 = New 'VideoPad Projects' folder on Mac desktop.

Click-and-Drag "Norfolk to Morehead City'' to Window-2 does not work; filename dimmed & file not moved or copied.
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Connecting iPad starts iTunes & begins syncing/copying/importing or whatever.

Going here: "https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21297?locale=en_US" does not help - there are no videos listed.

I did not mention that these are videos made from external devices and processes. *not* with any iDevice or Mac. The iPad on only a viewing device for the videos. I want to copy (remove) these video files for processing with VideoPad on my Macs. I do not recall how they were imported to iPad, and they seem to be the only copies.

>>> So, How do I get these videos to my iPad to my Mac for processing with VideoPad? <<< Seems iTunes is not the process. - drag and drop from iTunes to VideoPad does not work. CMD-I returns MPEG-4, Codec H.264 as video file type.

BTW, this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201302 article starts with...

"Import photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to transfer photos and videos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Mac or PC. We'll also show you how to make your photos available on all your devices with iCloud Photo Library."

However, when you click to ‘import to your Mac’, “videos” has conveniently more hidden from the  list of items… Hmmm..
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Small miracles... Discussing this with office mate, she said 'didn't these files come from windows?'

YES - As we have converted entirely to Macs, lucky to have no longer used WIN 10 PC in office which escaped my view.

Sure enough, there were the files.

Thanks for your help!
Kyle SantosQuality Assurance Engineer at Dassault Systemes
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Ah ha.  So, the iPad was essentially used like a USB device on a Windows machine at one time.  I've done that before.  That explains why the videos were not with all the rest of the Apple things.  Glad you were able to figure that out. :)

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