How Do I Download Video From My Canon Camera?

If you are a Canon camera user, you might be wondering how to download videos from your camera onto your computer. Thankfully, the process is quick and easy. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps on how to download videos from your Canon camera.

Step 1: Connect Your Camera to Your Computer

The first step is to connect your Canon camera to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure that your camera is turned off before connecting it to your computer. Once the USB cable is connected, turn on your camera.

Step 2: Select the Videos You Want to Download

Next, open the folder on your computer where you want to save the videos. Then, on your camera’s LCD screen, navigate to the video files that you want to download and select them.


  • You can select multiple video files at once by holding down the Ctrl key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) while clicking on each file.
  • If you don’t see the videos that you want to download, make sure that they are saved on your camera’s memory card and not in its internal memory.

Step 3: Copy and Paste Video Files onto Your Computer

Once you have selected the video files that you want to download, right-click on one of them and select “Copy.” Then, go back to the folder where you want to save the videos on your computer. Right-click in that folder and select “Paste.”


  • You can also drag and drop the selected video files from your camera onto the destination folder on your computer.
  • Make sure that there is enough space in the destination folder for all of the videos that you want to download.

Step 4: Wait for the Videos to Download

The download process may take a few minutes, depending on the size of the video files and the speed of your computer. During this time, make sure that you do not disconnect your camera from your computer or turn off your camera.


  • If you are having trouble downloading videos from your Canon camera, try restarting both your camera and your computer and repeating the steps above.


Downloading videos from your Canon camera is a simple process that can be done in just a few easy steps. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can quickly transfer all of your videos onto your computer for editing or sharing with friends and family.