How do I import my footage onto a computer?

How you import your clips from Filmic Pro to your computer will depend on whether you use a Windows or MacOS computer.

Mac: Finder

The easiest way to import footage from Filmic Pro to your Mac computer (using MacOS Catalina or above) is using a wired adapter to your computer via the Finder. Follow these steps to import your footage via the Finder:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac via a wired adapter as appropriate for your device/computer (Lightning, USB-C, etc.).
  2. Open a Finder window.
  3. In the sidebar on the left side of the Finder, click the name of your device.
  4. Click Apps.
  5. Click Filmic Pro.
  6. Drag and drop files from Filmic Pro to a new location on your hard drive.

Should you need additional help with this process, please refer to Apple's Help document here:

The Finder is our recommendation for the quickest, easiest way to transfer your footage. The following options are legacy recommendations for your convenience should one of them be easier for your workflow:

Mac: Importing using AirDrop

AirDrop offers a convenient wireless solution for batch transferring one or more videos stored in your Filmic Library to a Mac computer. It is useful if you do not have a lightning cable however does result in slower transfer times when compared with using a wired connection with the Finder.

Importing using Cloud Storage (Dropbox, Google Drive, Box etc.)

Exporting your clips to cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive etc.) is a useful way of syncing your videos to a computer. Filmic Pro supports export directly to most cloud storage solutions provided you have the relevant app installed, however it is limited to sharing one clip at a time due to restrictions put in place by Apple's sharing framework.

Importing using an iOS compatible external storage solution (iXpand, iKlips, Leef iBridge etc)

Exporting directly to a compatible smartphone storage solution can offer a convenient way of transferring and backing up footage captured in the field — especially if you need to free up space on your device. This can then be connected directly to a computer via USB and imported.

Windows: iTunes File Sharing

Currently, the quickest way to import the videos stored in your Filmic Library onto your Windows computer is using  iTunes File Sharing. The above video tutorial displays an older version of iTunes File Sharing but the process is very similar on modern versions.

Please note: in October 2022 Apple announced that they will be replacing iTunes for Windows with three different apps; when those replacements are available the new app Apple Devices will be the best option to transfer your footage and we will update this article with new information when that app is officially released. It is currently available as an unfinished preview—we do not recommend using it at this time: