Have your say about Ap­ple is­sues

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My wife has re­cently taken a movie on her iPad. We would like to keep it as a per­ma­nent record on DVD. I have at­tempted to trans­fer it to my iMac via the Light­ning to USB ca­ble into iTunes. I have tried a backup from the iPad to iTunes into the iMac to no avail. My iMac is rather old and I am run­ning OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leop­ard) and is there­fore un­able to ac­cess iCloud. I would be grate­ful if you could help me with this… af­ter a lit­tle re­search I have found that the iPad’s pho­tos and video can be im­ported into iPhoto. For some rea­son all the in­struc­tions sug­gest you use iTunes, which for this ap­pli­ca­tion won’t work ap­par­ently. An­thony John Brookes

Alan Stone­bridge says… You can use the Im­age Cap­ture app, in­cluded with OS X, to copy a sel­f­recorded video from an iPad to a Mac. If the iPad is pro­tected with a pass­code, en­ter it and then connect it to your Mac us­ing its USB ca­ble. Open Im­age Cap­ture, se­lect the iPad in the left pane, then lo­cate the video in the right-hand side of the win­dow. You should be able to just drag it from the win­dow onto your desk­top to copy it.

Get­ting the movie onto a DVD will re­quire iDVD or, if you don’t have that, you can try Burn (free, burn-osx.source­forge.net), which is able to write DVD-Video discs and pretty easy to use (though you might want to in­ves­ti­gate the tech­ni­cal op­tions in Burn > Pref­er­ences > Video > DVD).

Click Video at the top of Burn’s win­dow, choose DVD-Video from the for­mat pop-up on the right, drag your video into the large, empty list in the mid­dle of the win­dow and click Con­vert. As part of the con­ver­sion you’ll see an op­tion to choose a DVD re­gion. The PAL op­tion is cor­rect if you want to en­sure the disc will work in the UK. The con­ver­sion process could take a while, es­pe­cially if the video is long. Oth­er­wise, when it’s fin­ished click Burn.

The Im­age Cap­ture app that comes bun­dled with OS X is the quick­est way to copy pho­tos and videos taken with an iOS de­vice to a Mac.

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