How Do I Transfer Video From My Nikon Camera to My Computer?

If you own a Nikon camera and want to transfer video footage to your computer, you might be wondering where to start. Luckily, the process is straightforward and can be easily accomplished with a few simple steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring video from your Nikon camera to your computer.

Step 1: Connect Your Camera to Your Computer

The first step in transferring video from your Nikon camera is connecting it to your computer. To do this, you need a USB cable that came with your camera.

Find the USB port on your camera and connect one end of the cable into it. Then connect the other end of the cable into a USB port on your computer.


Make sure that both devices are turned on before connecting them.

Step 2: Choose Transfer Mode

Once you have connected your Nikon camera to your computer, it’s time to choose the transfer mode. Most Nikon cameras come with two transfer modes: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) and PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol). If you want to transfer video files, make sure that you select MTP mode.


If you are not sure which mode is right for transferring videos, refer to your camera’s manual or check with Nikon’s customer support.

Step 3: Open File Explorer

After selecting MTP mode, open File Explorer on your Windows computer. If you’re using a Mac, open Finder instead. The File Explorer or Finder window should display all available devices connected to your computer.


If you don’t see your Nikon camera listed in File Explorer or Finder window, make sure that it’s turned on and in MTP mode.

Step 4: Locate Video Files

To transfer any video files from your Nikon camera, you need to locate them in the File Explorer or Finder window. Navigate to your Nikon camera’s storage and look for the folder that contains video files.


Video files usually have .MOV or .MP4 extensions.

Step 5: Copy Video Files

Once you have located the folder containing video files, select the video files that you want to transfer and copy them. You can do this by right-clicking on the file and selecting “Copy” or by using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+C” (Windows) or “Cmd+C” (Mac).


If you want to transfer all video files, press “Ctrl+A” (Windows) or “Cmd+A” (Mac) to select all the files in the folder.

Step 6: Paste Video Files

After copying the video files, navigate to a destination folder on your computer where you want to save them. Then paste the copied video files into that folder. You can do this by right-clicking in the destination folder and selecting “Paste” or by using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+V” (Windows) or “Cmd+V” (Mac).


If you want to create a new folder for your transferred videos, right-click in the destination folder, select “New Folder,” and name it accordingly.


Transferring video from your Nikon camera to your computer is an easy process. By following these simple steps, you can transfer any video file from your Nikon camera without any hassle.

Remember to keep both devices turned on while connecting them through a USB cable and select MTP mode for transferring videos. With these tips in mind, you will be able to transfer all of your videos with ease!