[100% Working]4 Best Ways for Video Backup on PC and Mac

How many gigabytes of videos do you record with your phone, camera, camcorder, or DV during your trip to FIFA World Cup in Russia? I know you may have 256 GB of space on your iPhone, but I still strongly recommend you a video backup as I know there must be splendid moments during the World Cup, and I fully understand how heart-breaking it would be if we lose them.

And today I’m gonna show your four 100% working ways to backup videos you recorded with your iPhone or iPad, Galaxy S9/S9 Plus as well as many other iOS or Android devices, cameras, etc. You can do a video backup directly to the cloud on your phone, but for the other three, I suggest you backup them first to computers before we continue. OK, let’s go.

Transfer and Backup iOS/Android/Camera Videos to PC/Mac[Recommend]

We are always able to back up our video recordings during FIFA World Cup from iPhone/iPad to PC or Mac with iTunes, how I just don’t like iTunes and I think many hate it as well. Also, for Android users who record their World Cup videos and want to backup on Mac, you will find nothing happens if you connect your Android phone/tablets to the Mac. Anyway, I’d like to recommend the best alternative that is able to transfer your videos and recordings from iOS and Android to PC and Mac. Please simply follow the two buttons to download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone.

Wondershare Dr.Fone [check to see the Dr.Fone Transfer review] is a collection of tools by Wondershare that is able to recover, transfer, backup your iOS/Android. If you just need to transfer, no worry, you don’t have to pay for the other function. And below is the detailed guide on how to transfer and backup videos recorded from iPhone X, iPad, Galaxy S9, or other iOS and Android devices to your computer.

Step 1. Download Transfer

Although Dr.Fone is an all-in-one solution, it only installs Recover as the default function to reduce file size. You can freely download each function module for your needs.

As is shown in the above screenshot, move your mouse over Transfer and hit the Download button. There is no need to restart the app.

Step 2. Connect iOS/Android

Connect your iOS or Android device to your computer. For Android on Windows, please wait the driver is fully installed. Click Transfer, and Wondershare will automatically connect your device. For iOS, make sure you trust your computer. And, for the first time connecting, it may take longer. 

Please note Wondershare will install an app called MobileoConnector on your Android device. And, if you want to transfer photos to Camera Roll on iPhone, iPad, and iPod, you will be requested to install dr.fone App. For details, you can visit my review here. But for video backup from iOS/Android/Camera to PC and Mac, there is no such worry. 

Step 3. Video Backup

You are able to transfer all your videos and photos to the computer for Backup. To backup videos, go for Videos tab. Choose the videos you want to backup and drag and drop to the program for transferring. 

Video Backup to YouTube

As the largest video sharing site, YouTube is a reliable place to go for video backup and after that, you are able to watch your videos anywhere you go! You can set the backup to the public so anyone can see or set it to private so only you can see or share it with specific people. 

And what you will do is create Gmail account in order to back up any videos you have. Simply click the button below:

Or the Upload icon in the screenshot:

Then you can drag your videos as requested. Edit the title, give it a description and set who can see it:

Tips on Video Backup to YouTube

Before you backup Russia World Cup recording videos to YouTube, verify your account to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. 

According to Google, you cannot upload any video to YouTube as you want. If you are getting an error message like “invalid file format,” you are uploading something YouTube does not support. For example, if you want to backup videos you recorded with your Sony camcorder that is in AVCHD, make sure you convert AVCHD to the following formats:

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • .MP4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .MPEG-PS
  • .FLV
  • 3GPP
  • WebM
  • DNxHR
  • ProRes
  • CineForm
  • HEVC (h265)

Also, Google recommends streamable file formats like H.264. So, if your videos are in other video formats that Google does not support, like AVCHD, it is recommended to convert them to MP4 H.264. And I’d like to recommend Wondershare UniConverter for converting AVCHD/M2TS/MTS to MP4. Thus, you may not able to keep your original videos. If you care about this, don’t do it. 

Note: Wondershare UniConverter is originally called Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. 

Backup Videos to Cloud

I always believe the cloud is one of our future, and there is a lot of cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. I even have a guide on backing Bluray DVD to the cloud. When it comes to video backups, we can also upload videos to cloud storage. Like YouTube, you can get access to your backups anywhere, but you don’t have to convert them first as cloud storage support all kinds of video uploading. However, please note it does not mean it plays all kinds of videos directly online. It depends on what kind of videos the cloud support. As far as I know, MP4 H.264 is the most compatible one for all cloud storage. 

To backup video, I’d like to recommend pCloud because it offers LIFETIME storage up to 2 TB while others charge you monthly/yearly.

You can follow this link to sign up and get up to 20 GB free storage.

It is easy to backup videos to pCloud Drive, whether they are in MP4 or AVCHD. pCloud Drive works as a virtual hard drive/USB drive. You can simply drag your video to it and it will upload automatically.

plcoud drive

Backup and Burn Videos to DVD/Bluray

I think I am traditional as I have a lot of DVD collections and a lot of Bluray discs. I rip, backup, and copy DVDs and Bluray so I know how to backup videos to Bluray or DVD. DVD and Bluray discs seem cumbersome, but they can be kept much longer than hard drives. 

And, I’d like to recommend Wondershare UniConverter and Leawo Blu-ray or DVD Creator and DVDFab for you to backup and burn videos to DVD or Blu-ray. They are all available for both PC and Mac, but please note Leawo Blu-ray Creator and DVDFab can burn videos to BOTH Blu-ray and DVD, while Wondershare UniConverter and Leawo DVD Creator only burn videos to DVDs for backup. 

burn youtube to dvd template

All the programs are available here:

Now, there comes the question:

Among the four ways, which do you prefer? And what is your way to backup videos?

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