How Do I Take a Video From My Yi Camera?

Are you wondering how to take a video from your Yi camera? Well, you’re in luck because it’s actually quite simple. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to get your footage onto your computer or mobile device.

Step 1: Connect Your Camera

The first thing you need to do is connect your Yi camera to your computer or mobile device. You can do this either via USB cable or Wi-Fi.

If you’re using a USB cable, make sure it’s securely connected to both your camera and computer. If you’re using Wi-Fi, ensure that both devices are connected to the same network.

Step 2: Access Your Footage

Once your camera is connected, you can access your footage in a few different ways. One option is to use the Yi app on your mobile device.

Simply open the app and select the camera icon at the bottom of the screen. From there, select the video tab and choose the video you want to download.

If you’re using a computer, you can access your footage by navigating to the Yi Camera folder on your desktop or in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac). You should see folders labeled “photo” and “video.” Open the video folder and select the file(s) you want to download.

Step 3: Download Your Video

To download your video, simply right-click on it and select “Save As” (Windows) or “Download” (Mac). Choose where you want to save it on your computer or mobile device and click “Save.” The file will begin downloading immediately.

Tip: Transferring Large Files

If you’re transferring large files, such as high-resolution videos, it may take some time for them to download. To speed up the process, consider compressing them before transferring. There are many free online tools available that can help you do this quickly and easily.


And there you have it! Taking a video from your Yi camera is a breeze.

Just remember to connect your camera, access your footage, and download the file(s) you want. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to enjoy your videos in no time.