Question about Pure Digital Flip Video Ultra Camcorder
While recording today the camera siezed up, screen went gray with image frozen...husband turned it off, back on it again, and it resumed recording. However, 20 min recording was lost and not retrievable. We deleted the remaining videos and yet the flip says only 40 (out of 60) is left. Somehow we lost 20 min of recorded video ~ is there any way to "find" that video and restore our flip to its' 60 min capacity?
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 =)
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Have you tried this? (From the Flip website Help section)
We suggest trying the following to regain your full record time.
Connect your camcorder to your computer and open your DCIM/100VIDEO folder. This folder contains the videos from your Flip Video camcorder. When your videos are manually renamed within this folder, they are no longer recognized by the Flip Video program. Please ensure that all videos in this folder are carrying their original name. For example, VID#####.AVI where ##### is any number between 00001 and 99998. Then, delete all videos you have previously saved from this folder. Your videos cannot be retrieved once they are deleted, so please make sure you have the videos you wish to keep saved into another folder before doing this.
Also make sure you have deleted any videos that reside outside of the DCIM/100VIDEO folder within your camcorder's root directory.
After you have deleted all videos, disconnect your camcorder and check on your record time. If you have still not regained your full record time, please reconnect your camcorder and empty your "trash can". Then, power your camcorder on and off 8 times.
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
For Windows users who weren't successful with the "Empty Trash" solution and don't want to re-format the Flip memory, 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 Windows standard disk check (no special tool) 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. I deleted the "FOUND.000" folder on the camcorder and now it shows the full 60 minutes record time again.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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