If you have an iPad 2 and you got the iMovie app in the App Store, then you might have already tried to create some great movies with it. Once you were done creating them you probably wondered how to get them off the iPad and over to your Mac or PC. The instructions are not that clear at explaining this so here is an easy way to do it.
Get An iPad 2 iMovie Project To Your PC Or Mac
iMovie on the iPad 2 is an excellent way to create and edit some really nice videos that you have shot with the iPad 2 cameras. For the most part, you would use the movie that you created right on your iPad or you could even use the Apple HDMI adapter and show your movie on your TV or via a projector.
But what if you want to move your movie project over to your PC or Mac? The file that you have on your iPad is not readable or compatible on a PC or Mac (it is actually a .iMovieMobile file) and thus won’t work. Well, there is a way but the instructions you get with iMovie are not that clear. Here’s what you can do.
What you actually want to do is an export. And when you export your iMovie it will actually save it in on the iPad in your “Camera Roll” of which you can then access by just plugging in your iPad 2 to your PC or Mac and then using Explorer or Finder since it shows up like a drive (at least it is this way on the PC.
When you are finished with your project in iMovie you will see an “export” button in the lower left corner of the screen. See the little box with an arrow?
When you press that little arrow it will ask you the size that you want to use for the export. Keep in mind that the larger the size, the bigger the file, so if space is an issue then choose the middle or lower size.
At this point, your iMovie project is exported over to your iPad’s camera roll. Just click on the Photo app and it will be in there. And you can follow this guide for copying it off your iPad. Also, keep in mind that from the Camera Roll you can send the movie directly to YouTube if you choose.
Hopefully this helps you get your iMovie projects off your iPad and onto your PC or Mac. If you still cannot do it, leave a comment below.
Originally posted 2011-05-04 13:55:55.