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To regain record time we are told to re-format the flip video ult

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  • sambking Mar 12, 2009

    I have a new Flip Ultra, the one that is supposed to record 60 minutes of time. I recorded a video, downloaded it from the camera and then deleted it from the camera...and now the total record time only shows: 58:26 (58 minutes and 26 seconds.) I read one so-called trouble shooter and they said to empty the recycle bin on my computer while the camera is connected to the USB port. I did that and it did not solve the problem. Now what?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Sam

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I had the same problem so I tried the thing on the website and it didn't work so I looked it up on Youtube and someone figured out how to do it. I tried it and I got all 60 minutes back. You should try this, it probably works.
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I had the same problem. Connect your Flip to Macbook and empty the Trash. I now have whole 2 hrs of filming.

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This is how I solved the problem of lost record time after two incidents of video file corruption (Flip Mino HD connected to PC with Windows XP):

I made a disk check after which Windows had created a hidden folder named"FOUND.000" which contained a file with all the lost clusters of the corrupted videos (to see this folder you have to change your file explorer options to see all files/folders including protected system files). The file had just the size which I had been missing (about 3.5 GB). I deleted the "FOUND.000" folder and now the camcorder shows the full 60 minutes record time again.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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I had the same problem. Fixed it by using Disk Utility on the Mac to Repair Disk.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

  • Buddychops Oct 02, 2011

    I just used Disk Utility and Erase and finally, after days of trying, got back the 2 hours recording time! Only way to do it with a Mac

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Best solution is to use disk utility

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

  • jsantoro Aug 11, 2010

    Best solution for a MAC is to use disk utility and erase contents of flip. got my full 2 hours back this way

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I had the same problem with my Flip Ultra HD; after downloading all the videos and asking the camcorder to delete all videos from the camcorder's Hard Drive, I was getting a message saying "Camcorder Full" when trying to record new videos and "Camcorder Empty" when trying to delete the videos allegedly existing in the Hard Drive of the camcorder. Contacted Flip support. No help. Then, suddenly I noticed that an entire folder from "My Documents" which had a lot of data (pictures and music) MYSTERIOUSLY had been copied in my camcorder.How in the hell did that happened? It would have taken at least 5 minutes to copy it over had I done it intentionally and I am sure I would have noticed it otherwise. My guess is that the Flip Software copied it onto the camcorder's HD accidently. Needless to say that I deleted the file that was causing the problem from the camcorder's HD and got my full 2hrs. back. My Lesson: Make sure that there are no foreign files in the camcorder's HD occupaying space.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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This may sound risky, but I did this and my Camera is working perfectly again... If you don't have any videos on it you need to salvage too badly this should do the trick.

1) Plug it in (obviously)
2) Go to My Computer and right click your video camera
3) Click Format
4) I clicked restore device defaults because it sounded safe (but may not be necessary)
5) Click start and begin the reformatting

After this i went from my incorrect 27:11 min. remaining on the camera to the full 60. Still records perfectly and the software is still on it and works correctly. Hope it helps some of you out there =)

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Import flip video to iMovie and edit flip video

Why choose Mac Flip Video Converter for import flip video to iMovie?

If you recorded a few video clips with the Flip Mino or Flip Ultra, and when you tried to import the video files from flip video camcorder to into iMovie or tried to edit the flip videos, only to find out that you couldn't. Apparently, you're not alone, because you'll find there are plenty of other people with the same problem.

First:Flip video's built-in software Flipshare can combine clips or editing flip videos,but the editing function is so less for the flip users.

Second:iMovie has different versions, each version has more or less difference, the video formats they can support has its limitation, it only supports mov, dv, hdv,MPEG4, etc. But for the flip camcorder(include the Flip Ultra, the Flip Ultra HD, the Flip video Mino, and the Flip video Mino HD) just produce flip video in mp4 or avi format, avi flip video can't recognized by iMovie, so converting flip avi to the formats compatible for iMovie, you can import your flip file to iMovie without any difficulties.

With all the problems above,what can we do to import flip video to iMovie?-Introduce a best flip video to iMovie converter for mac,which can let you import your flip video to iMovie without any difficulties

Mac flip to iMovie converter is a program specially designed to make Flip Mino and Flip Ultra work well with iMovie, iTunes and QuickTime, it can convert flip video to various common formats like mpeg4, mpeg2, mov, dv that compatible with the iMovie, mov for QuickTime.

Edit flip video in iMovie - Import flip to iMovie and edit flip video iMovie.

Part one: How to import flip video to iMovieHD/ iMovie 08 /iMovie 09 with mac flip to iMovie converter.

Step 1.Free download,install and run flip to iMovie converter
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Step 2.Set an output format
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Choose 'MPEG-4' for iMovie 09, iMovie09 supports the most popular video formats like AVCHD and MPEG4, and even the new iFrame video format.
Choose 'MPEG-2' for iMovie08, iMovie08 works with many tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, HDD,or DVD media.
Choose 'DV' for iMovie HD."
Step 3.Set a destination for the converted flip video
Click the "Open" button in the main interface of Flip Video to iMovide Converter,and the choose the destination as you want.
Import flip video to iMovide with Flip Video to iMovide converter

Step 4.Step5:Start the conversion
Click "convert" button to start converting flip video to iMovie with mac flip to iMovie converter.

Part two: Edit flip video on iMovie
Now your flip videos have been converted to iMovie supported video formats. Launch your iMovie and follow the steps below to edit your flip videos:

Step 1.Trim video length
You are able to get any part of the source Flip to iMovie converter for mac by specifying the exactstart and the end time by dragging the slider bars. Thus, when you are trying to convert flip video on mac, you could casually limit the video or audio film's length according to your own will.

Step 2.Crop video
Select one video clip, click "Edit"->"Effect" and click on the Crop button to crop it.

Step 3.Adjust video
Click "Edit"->"Effect",and set the brightness,saturation,contrast as you like.You can also set special video effects including old film,grayand emboss to adjust flip video.

Tips:
1. This flip to iMovie converter mac support batch conversion to save your time and trouble, you can load many flip files at the same time, besides it can merge your separated flip files into a succesive one by click 'Merge into one flie'button.
2. Flip to iMovie converter supports instant preview both input and output video effect, it provides two priview windows for you to watch what you have modified, in addition, interesting pictures can be captured from playing video.

on Sep 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When I try to record, I am told that my Flip camcorder is full. When i try to view the videos existing on the camcorder, I am told the camcorder is empty! I can't record, and I can't view any videos.


Try this.
Connect to your PC.
Go to MY COMPUTER.
Right click on the Flip Video Drive
Select PROPERTIES from the pop up menu.
Press the DISK CLEANUP button
When the Disk Cleanup window appears press OK

Sep 27, 2009 | Flip Video MinoHD 4 GB Camcorder

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Lost storage capacity


I had the same exact problem... then someone told me the fix... you have to "empty trash" on your computer (when the camcorder is plugged into your USB) - this will "empty" the trash on your computer, but also empty on your flip too...

I guess what happens when you delete all files from the "100 Video" file is that your camcorder moves all files into its own "trash" (on the device) - so the camera "shows" that there are no videos, but in reality, they are still on the flash memory on the device..

hope this makes sense and works for you.

steve

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Here is a simple guide for you to follow and you need a Flip Converter.

Step 1.Download flip video converter for mac and run it.

Step 2.Upload the flip video you want to convert.

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Step by step on how to convert flip video (HD).mp4 to wmv for import movie maker.

Step 1.Download Flip Converter, install and running it.

Step 2.Click Add button to load Flip Video files that you want to convert
You can load many short clips at one time, batch load and batch convert features is available. You can simply load a video folder. Select WMV format in the Profile pull down list."
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Step 3.Click Start Button to start conversion
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Flip camera problem


ok Have same problem, literally just fixed in less than 5 mins ago, figued I would come back on this fourm I was searching on for a solution and post my soultion,,, Simple solution!!
Plug in flip to PC
go to my computer
right click on Flip
click Format
Click quick format
Solution!! My 60 mins was restored!!!!!
Hope it helps some one!!

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Lost time/inaccessible files on flip


This may sound risky, but I did this and my Camera is working perfectly again... If you don't have any videos on it you need to salvage too badly this should do the trick.

1) Plug it in (obviously)
2) Go to My Computer and right click your video camera
3) Click Format
4) I clicked restore device defaults because it sounded safe (but may not be necessary)
5) Click start and begin the reformatting

After this i went from my incorrect 27:11 min. remaining on the camera to the full 60. Still records perfectly and the software is still on it and works correctly. Hope it helps some of you out there =)

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Flip video camcorder is easy-to-carry which greatly facilitates video recording for people even with no technical knowledge. This kind of camcorder usually record videos in two types: standard definition video in 640×480 resolution using MPEG-4 ASP video compression and high definition video in 1280×720 resolution using H.264 video compression, AAC audio compression and the MP4 file format.

Since Flip video camcorder usually capture videos in MP4 or H.264 file format, it is sometimes impossible for users who want to make their recorded video for other means. For example, they are wondering how to put the recorded video on their favourite mobile phones.

Video file formats used by mobile phone
There are a handful of common formats used for mobile phones like 3GP (the most commonly used mobile phone format), Flash Lite (a streamlined version of Flash developed specially for mobile phones and portable devices that is designed by an FLV extension), MPEG-4 (a good video sharing format for mobile phone, and also commonly used for online video).

Convert Flip video to mobile phone accepted files
Flip video to Mobile Phone converter for Mac is perhaps the most effective method for converting Flip videos to mobile phone compatible 3GP, FLV, MPEG-4 files with best conversion speed and fast output quality. This program is suitable for all modes of Flip video camcorder including Flip Ultra, Flip Ultra HD, Flip Video Mino and Flip Video Mino HD and can also be run on the world's most advanced OS---Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Flip video to Mobile Phone converter for Mac is an easy-to-use and user-friendly Flip video converter that can convert Flip videos to almost all popular file formats like AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, MKV, VOB, MOV, FLV, ASF, SWF, DV, 3GP, RM etc so that you can put on other portable devices like iPod, iPhone, iRiver, Creative Zen, BlackBery etc, edit in various editing tools like iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adboe Premiere Pro, upload to websites etc without any difficulty. Besides, it can extract audio tracks from video files and save as MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, WAV, WMV audio files as well.

Mac Flip video to Mobile Phone converter is not only a professional Flip video player and converter, but also an excellent Flip video editing tool. Just take it for your personal Flip video editing, for example, you can cut your Flip video for a specific length for converting by Trim, adjust the right aspect ratio and resolution for your mobile phone by Crop and Settings separately, apply special effect to make your Flip video more artistic by Effect. Besides, you can also capture your favourite pictures when previewing. And more magic features can be expected from it. Just have a try.

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