Despite the fact that Apple products are simple and easy to use, some people still face difficulties even when doing the most basic things on them — for example, importing files from the camera to MacBook. Imagine that you have taken so many videos on your camera that it ran out of memory. You don’t want to delete the files, so what should you do? If you have Apple MacBook, the most logical way involves importing these videos there. It’s pretty easy and anyone can do it in no time at all. Let’s review 2 of such methods, each entailing 5 steps.
The Pre-Installed “Photos” App on Mac
- Use the cable to connect your camera to Mac and don’t forget to choose the right mode on your camera for importing files.
- Open the pre-installed program “Photos” on your Mac and choose your camera’s name in “Devices” section in the right sidebar.
Click the “Import to” on the pop-up menu and then choose where you want to import your videos. There are 3 places where you can do that, so just choose the one that is more convenient for you, such as:
- A new album;
- An already existing album;
- The “Photos” library, which is the easiest option.
- Select which video or photos to import, or pick all new files. After that, just click “Import”.
- Wait until the importing ends, then disconnect your device from Mac.
This is the most common way to import files from the camera to Mac, but there are other options of how to do it.
MicroSD Card of Your Device and Special SD Adapter
- Take out a MicroSD card from your camera, then insert it into SD Adapter.
- Insert the adapter into the media slot on your Mac.
- Double-click on the adapter icon in Mac File Explorer.
- Find your videos in specific folders and click on them.
- Transfer them to any folder on your Mac.
With these 2 ways, you can not only import files but also delete them and execute all possible operations you want.
If the reason why you import files from camera to computer is that your camera has run out of memory, you can buy a new SD Card, with more memory on it. In this case, you will not have to import the files as often. Moreover, you may not need to do it at all, especially if you take videos for yourself. They can simply be stored directly in the memory of the camera if its size allows it.