Besides transferring videos from PC to iPad for play on the go, sometimes, we might need to transfer videos from iPad to PC, either for backup or editing with professional software, like iMovie. However, iTunes only lets us transfer videos from PC to iPad, not from iPad to PC. In this case, to transfer video from iPad to computer, we should turn to other apps. Here I'd like to recommend you Wondershare TunesGo Retro. It empowers you to copy video from iPad to computer within short time.
Both Windows and Mac versions of TunesGo Retro will help you to transfer videos from iPad to computer. The following guide will set the Windows version of TunesGo Retro as an example, and show you how to transfer movies from iPad to computer. If you are a Mac user, you just need to duplicate the process on the Mac version. Check it out.
Step 1 Start TunesGo and Connect iPad
Download and install TunesGo Retro on your computer, then start it. Then connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the program will automatically detect it. The program will display the iPad info in its main interface.
Step 2 Transfer Video from iPad to Computer
Choose Media category in the left sidebar, and check the Movies tab in the top middle of the software interface. Then all your iPad movies will show up. Select the movies you want to transfer to PC and click the Export to button. You should choose a target folder on your computer to save the movies, and then click the Save button to let TunesGo Retro start transferring movies from iPad to computer.
Note: TunesGo Retro is fully compatible with all generations of iPad.
When the transfer finishes, you are able to get the movies in your target folder. The program is also helpful for transferring other media files between iOS devices and computer, including photos, music, playlist, etc.
The interesting part of iTunes is that it provides a function that allows you to transfer purchased files from iOS devices to iTunes library. The application will help you to transfer movies back to iTunes Library easily, and the following guide will show you how to do that.
Step 1 Disable Auto Sync of iTunes
If you don't want to lose files in your iPad, you should shut down the auto sync function of iTunes. You need to start iTunes, and click Edit > Preferences > Devices, then check Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically.
Step 2 Transfer Purchases from iPad to iTunes
Click File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from iPad at the upper left corner of iTunes. Then iTunes will transfer all the purchased items from iPad to iTunes library.
Step 3 Locate Transferred Videos on Your Computer
Different operating system will save the transferred files in different location. For Windows 7 users, you can find your transferred movies in C: > Users > username > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media. For Mac users, you can find the movies in Go > Home > Music > iTunes.
Conclusion: With the help of these two methods, you can transfer videos from iPad to computer easily. TunesGo is a better option for the task as it provides a more convenient and direct way to transfer the files. If you are interested in this program, just free download it to have a try.