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How to Transfer iPhone Video Clips into iMovie on Your iPad if iCloud Doesn’t Do That

Letter from iPadinTouch User:

I have taken a number of videos on my iPhone 5S. I notice, however, that the videos do not automatically upload in the photo stream through iCloud. How do I transfer the videos from the iPhone to the iPad, if this does not automatically happen through iCloud?


Answer from iPadinTouch Team:

Just get a new iPad Air and want to transfer movie from iPhone 5S to the new one? Yes, the camera on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and even those before it, is better for shooting videos with than the iPad. Sadly, there’s no simple import option to pull your iPhone movies into iMovie on your iPad, that larger display is where it’s at for editing your own movies.

Apple iTunes gives a general solution for syncing iTunes library with iPad  but probably you still need a third party tool to transfer movie from iPhone to iPad. As long as you keep using iTunes, you’ll find it is impossible to get movie transferred among multiple devices. At this moment, you can simply find a versatile iTunes Alternative for iPhone/iPad/iPod management. We recommand you third-party iPad transfer because of its flexibility.

How to transfer iPhone video clips into iMovie on your iPad?

The iTransfer Platinum for Mac from Imtoo and iPad Magic Platinum for Windows from Xilisoft are the top-rated programs. Thanks to supporting multiple devices at once, they will move movie from iPhone to iPad mini with one single click. Take iTransfer Platinum for example, it supports all iPad/iPhone/iPod devices, and can transfer various file on iOS devices, like music, movie, Pictures, TV Shows, Podcast, iTunes U, eBooks, Camera Roll, Ringtone, SMS, Contacts, Voice memos and Camera shot, Even better, the program not only supports files transfer between iOS devices, but also support backup iOS files to Mac/iTunes and transfer local files(including video and DVDs) to iOS devices.

Step 1. Download iTransfer Platinum for Mac and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Connect iPad and another device to your computer.

Step 3. In the left directory tree, select the target device file list that you want to import files into. And then click “Copy to Device” drop-down button, choose “Add File(s) to List…” option, select the files you want to add in the dialog box that appears, and load them to your another device. Okay, done.

Once you’ve done the leg work and transferred the video clips you want to craft into your own home movies, the rest is easy.

Once you’ve created a new project, head up to the top corner of the window. Here it’s pretty straight forward as to where you’ll find your content, be it video clips or even photos. Since iMovie basically displays your camera roll and albums, you just need to tap on the clip you want, and hit the downwards pointing arrow to add it to the project you’re working on. So, that’s the basics on how to import video clips shot on your iPhone into iMovie on your iPad. It’s that so simple.