FiLMiC Pro: How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC


FiLMiC Pro - How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC

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How do you transfer FiLMiC Pro videos

Want to know a secret? I used to hate it when I had to transfer video from iPhone to PC. From a Windows 10 user perspective, it feels like Apple has made this way too complicated, especially if you didn’t use the iPhone’s native camera app.

Apple’s camera app saves video clips to the camera roll, which makes sense. But more sophisticated video camera apps, like FiLMiC Pro and Mavis, don’t automatically save to the camera roll or photos.

In this article, I will explain how to…

  1. Transfer your FiLMiC Pro video clips from iPhone to PC using iTunes
  2. Move video clips from iPhone to PC without iTunes
  3. Transfer video from iPhone to iPad using Airdrop
  4. Delete your FiLMiC Pro clips using iTunes
  5. Delete videos from FiLMiC Pro, from within the FiLMiC Pro library

Where does FiLMiC Pro store videos

FiLMiC Pro normally saves your video clips to its own media library, called the FiLMiC Library. Although you can go into the FiLMiC Pro settings to enable saving to the camera roll. However, this is not recommended, as I’ll explain later.  

Don’t let this put you off. The benefits FiLMiC Pro offers completely out-weight not having access to your clips through the camera roll.

The answer to, how do I get the videos off my iPhone, is to connect your iPhone to a PC with the lightning to USB cable and then use File Sharing in iTunes.

Although it complicates the procedure, it does protect your video clips and their meaningful file names (especially if you enabled the Content Management System or CMS).

Saving to your camera roll will result in the file names becoming a random mix of characters.

1: Transfer video from iPhone to PC with iTunes

Step One: Connect your iPhone

Use the lightning/USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. You should hear the three-note Windows sound that indicates a USB device has been connected.

Windows Explorer will probably also open, showing your iPhone’s Internal Storage. This is your normal camera roll and does not contain your FiLMiC Pro video clips.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Transfer video from iphone to pc - iTunes
Open iTunes on your PC

Step Two: Launch iTunes

Once iTunes has opened you will see an icon representing your iPhone along the top bar. Click the iPhone icon to reveal your iPhone’s summary. Now click on File Sharing.

Step Three: Select FiLMiC Pro

In the list of Apps click on the red and white FiLMiC Pro icon to reveal the clips in the document window.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Transfer video from Filmic pro

The video clips in the FiLMiC library will appear in the column of FiLMiC Pro Documents.

If you recorded without enabling CMS, the clips will have been given file names with a structure that is the date and time of when the video clip was created (MMDDYYYY_HHMMSS.MOV).

EXAMPLE: A clip recorded on the 17th Feb 2019 at 8.44pm would be 02172019_204434.MOV.

If CMS is enabled the file name structure would be PRODUCTION NAME_SCENE #_TAKE #.MOV. The TAKE number incrementing by one with each new take.

EXAMPLE: The first take of the first scene of a production called “iTunes” would be iTunes_1_1.MOV.

Both of these can be helpful in identifying what each clip is. If the clips had been saved to the camera roll the file name would be something like AONZ5347.MOV.

Step Four: Select the video clips to transfer

Now highlight the files you wish to copy. To select several clips, click on the first then Shift+click on the last of several files you wish to copy to your PC.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Select the video clips in the FiLMiC Pro Documents list

Now click on Save… and navigate to where you want to save your video clips. Then click Done.

If you check the progress bar at the top of the iTunes’ interface, you’ll see the files being copied over to the destination on the computer.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Select the video clips in the FiLMiC Pro Documents list - You can see the files being copied in the progress bar

Once the transfer is complete, navigate to the folder on your PC where you saved the video clips and check that they are indeed there.

Getting your FiLMiC Pro clips off your iPhone is a bit more involved than dealing with videos shot with the iPhone’s native camera app, but benefits outweigh the extra trouble.

2: Transfer video from iPhone to PC without iTunes

In order to transfer video from iPhone to the computer without iTunes, your clips will need to be in your iPhone’s camera roll.

As mentioned above, your video clips are not saved to your camera roll by default since it is not considered best practice.

However, they can be saved to the camera roll either by enabling Save To Camera Roll under Device in the FiLMiC Pro settings. Or, you can copy your clips from the FiLMiC Pro Library.

Copy clips to Camera Roll (Photos)

1. Open the FiLMiC Library.

2. Tap on the multi-clip icon button.

3. Select each of the clips you would like to save to the Camera Roll by tapping on then (the edge of the clip turns green)

4. Tap the Camera Roll icon button.

5. The selected clips will be copied to the Photos app.

6. The transfer is complete once the selected clips have turned back to red.

Once your clips are in the camera roll connect your iPhone to your computer with your lightning to USB cable.

You should hear the three-note Windows sound that indicates a USB device has been connected. Windows Explorer will also open, showing your iPhone’s Internal Storage.

Double-click on Internal Storage to reveal your iPhone’s DCIM folder. You will find your camera roll files within the DCIM folder. Unfortunately, your FiLMiC Pro clips will not be in that folder unless you specifically sent them there.

3: Transfer video from iPhone to iPad

Most people will transfer their FiLMiC Pro video clips to their PC in order to edit them in software like Premiere Pro or Final Cut. However, there are now a number of very capable video editing apps available on iOS.

Personally, I have used and like iMovie, Adobe Rush and Luma Touch. However, editing videos on an iPhone can be a little fiddly. I prefer to shot on my iPhone but edit on my iPad. The extra screen area makes the experience a whole lot easier.

There’s obviously a problem here. The video clips are on your iPhone but you need them on your iPad. The easiest solution to this problem is to transfer video from iPhone to iPad using AirDrop.

Step One: Copy your FiLMiC Pro video clips to your camera roll.

Step Two: On your iPad swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Make sure AirDrop is enabled and set to Everyone. Now do the same on your iPhone so that both of your devices have AirDrop enabled.

FiLMiC Pro: How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Enable AirDrop

Step Three: On your iPhone, locate the video clip you wish to transfer in your camera roll. Now tap the clip’s share icon, that’s the square with the upward pointing arrow.

FiLMiC Pro - How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Video from iphone

Step Four: With the clip, or clips, selected tap Next in the top right corner.

FiLMiC Pro - How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - More video from iphone

Step Five. With your two devices close together, your iPad will appear in share screen on your iPhone. Tap it and the video clip will be shared using AirDrop. You can monitor the progress of the transfer, both on your iPhone and on your iPad.

FiLMiC Pro - How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - transfer video

Once your video clip has transferred to your iPad you can open it in your favorite video editing app.

If instead of sharing your video clips from iPhone to iPad you want to transfer video from iPhone to iPhone, follow the five steps, substituting your second iPhone for the iPad.

Source: Apple

How do I delete videos from FiLMiC Pro

When you are sure all your clips have been copied to your PC you can delete them off your iPhone.

4: Deleting clips with iTunes

Within iTunes, look at the FiLMiC Pro Documents list and find your video clips. Now highlight the video clips you wish to delete. DO NOT highlight any of the other files or folders.

Once the FiLMic Pro clips have been highlighted in blue, hit delete on your keyboard. Your video clips will now be discarded from your iPhone.

5: Deleting clips within the FiLMiC Pro library

You can delete your video clips within the FiLMiC Pro library on your iPhone. You can delete clips individually or you can select multiple clips and delete them together.

Deleting individual video clips

Open Filmic Pro and tap on the triangle play icon to open the FiLMiC Pro library. You will be able to see all your clips.

To delete individual clips, swipe the clip to the left until a red box with Delete at its center appears.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Delete clips in Filmic library STEP 1

Tap the red delete box and FiLMiC Pro will ask you to confirm the deletion. Tap to confirm and delete the clip.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Confirm delete in filmic library STEP 2

Deleting multiple video clips

To delete multiple clips, tap the small gray box with a checkmark. You’ll notice your library clips shrink a little and a red bar appears to the left of each clip.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Delete multiple clips in Filmic library STEP 3

Tap the clips you want to delete and the red bar changes to green.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Filmic library multiple clip delete STEP 4

When you have selected all the clips you wish to delete, tap the trash can in the bottom right of the window. You will be asked to confirm the deletion. If you want to go ahead tap delete to send the clips to trash.

FiLMiC Pro How To Transfer Video From iPhone To PC - Confirm multiple clip delete STEP 5

Finally, tap the checkmark again and the red column beside each clip disappears.

Why you should choose FiLMiC Pro

I really like FiLMiC Pro as my mobile camera app and I think you will like it too.

Read why I have chosen FiLMiC Pro as my iPhone’s camera app by clicking here.


How to transfer videos from iPhone to computer FAQ

What is the easiest way to transfer videos from iPhone to computer?

When you connect your iPhone and PC and AutoPlay automatically open. In the AutoPlay window, select ‘Import pictures and videos’. In the Import Settings, choose or create a folder where you want your videos to be saved. Finally, choose the videos.

How do I transfer MOV files from iPhone to computer?

To transfer mov vide files from your iPhone to a computer do the following…

1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using the Lightning to USB cable.
2. Launch iTunes.
3. Click the iPhone icon on the top bar of iTunes to reveal your iPhone’s summary.
4. Click on File Sharing.
5. In the list of Apps click on your video app, for example the FiLMiC Pro icon, to reveal the clips in the document window.
6. Select the files you wish to copy to your PC.
7. Click Save… and navigate to where you want to save your video clips. Then click Done.
8. Check the progress bar at the top of the iTunes’ interface, to see the files being copied to computer.
9. When the transfer is complete, navigate to the destination folder on your PC to check the files are there.

How do I edit filmic pro footage?

Simple top’n’tail edits can be performed in the Filmic Pro library.

1. Tap on the clip you wish to edit.
2. In the sidebar menu tap on the scissor icon so the clip timeline appears.
3. Use the beginning and end handles to trim the start and end of the clip. As you drag the handles an interval timer appear above the timeline showing the new start or end time.
4. When you are happy with the new start and end point tap the Check Mark to save the trimmed video as a new clip to the Filmic Pro library.

It is also possible to do simple color grading, including adjusting the Tint, Saturation, White Balance, Contrast, and Exposure.

Can filmic Pro take photos?

No, Filmic Pro cannot take photographs. It is a professional grade video camera app for both iOS and Android. However, Filmic has released a photo app called Filmic Firstlight – Photo App. It is a free download but included in-app purchases.

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