When I tried to transfer my Flip videos onto my Macbook computer, I copied them into a folder on my desktop from the camera. (The FLIPVIDEO icon is where I went to get the video to copy it to my desktop)
Then I deleted the video from the Flip by dragging it to the trash. The I realized that I made an error and didn't use the software that came with the camera, so I dragged the videos (AVI format) back onto the camera. Then I opened the software for the Flip, made an album for the videos, and then tried to delete them. The videos wouldn't delete due to an "unexpected error" I kept trying but it still wouldn't work.
Also, after I had made the error off dragging the videos off in the beginning, my camcorder said that it had no videos stored on it. It is a 60 minute Flip, but even though I had deleted all videos, I only had 44 minutes on the camera. Now I only have 20ish minutes left, and several videos back on the Flip. I should have many more than 20 minutes left. I don't know how to fix this, all I want is a cleared camera with 60 minutes again! Please Help me. thank you
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Re: Transferring Video to Computer Major Problem
The Flip Video Camcorder is a portable, easy-to-use solution for creating and sharing high-quality home movies. Flip Video is the ideal choice for capturing everyday moments that happen anywhere, and sharing them with family and friends everywhere.
Flip video camcorder isn’t without its drawback. Although you might find the recorded mp4 video files compatible with iMovie and QuickTime on Mac, they just fail you every time when you directly import them to iPod or iPhone. Flip video converter for Mac is able to compress flip video to different file sizes with different resolution, frame rate and bit rate to be exactly compatible with iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.
Besides Youtube and Mysapce, Flip video converter for Mac provides potential Podcast production assistance to let you post up your own video to iTunes. with the software, you can rip audio either from Flip Ultral video or Fip Mino video and convert to mp3, ogg, aac audio format, you can also convert flip video to flv, asf, 3gp, mpeg-4, mov, m4v, mpg, avi, wmv for your specific project
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It has USB port, so just copy the file over while you connect it to your computer with a USB cable, make sure your computer supports USB ver2.0 or above, to get the fairly good speed of file transferring speed.
You may need to install the driver/applications that came with the camcorder to get the recorded videos and pictures copied to your pc.
you can find the introduction manual here,
using a video camera, you can capture life's important events in all
its movement, color and sound. Sony's entry into this recording arena is
with the Handycam series, which started with tape storage before
progressing to hard disk and Mini DV formats. One hallmark of this
device is the ability to quickly transfer recordings from camera to PC using the PC operating system and without the need of an external capture program.
Turn off the camcorder before connecting it to the PC using the included USB.
Turn on the camcorder and open the flip-out screen. The USB Select screen appears. Tap Computer on the screen.
Double-click the My Computer icon on your PC desktop. The My
Computer window opens to reveal the camcorder as a new storage device.
If the camcorder is not appearing as an icon, try turning it on and off
and selecting Computer on the flip-out screen once more.
Double-click the Camcorder icon to open it. A list of stored
videos appears. Click to select the video that you want to transfer.
Press the Ctrl and C keys to copy the video.
Use My Computer on your PC to browse to the folder in which
you want to store the copy. (If needed, create a new folder.)
Double-click the folder to open it.
Press the Ctrl and V keys to paste the copied video into the
folder. If needed, right-click the video and choose Rename to give the
video a more meaningful name.
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There is a tutorial for transferring video from tyhis camera to a computer on the Sony website. Unfortunately, you do not say what kind of computer (PC or Mac) or operating system you have, and you have to specify this on the website to get the right instructions.
The instructions for a Windows computer are as follows:
Movie player applications must support mpeg 2 playback to open these
files properly. Refer to the software manufacturer for additional
information and available updates.
Turn on the computer.
Make sure the camcorder is turned off.
Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical wall outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
Open the LCD screen on the camcorder.
Turn on the camcorder.
The USB SELECT screen will be displayed on the LCD; touch the HDD icon.
Open the My Computer window on the computer.
the My Computer window, double-click the icon that represents the
camcorder and then navigate through the folder structure to locate the
video you want to transfer.
Note: The camcorder will be listed in the My Computer window as an additional hard drive.
Click to select the video or image files you want to transfer.
Note: If your are using a High Definition Handycam®
Camcorder, Sony recommends copying and pasting the AVCHD folder to the
hard drive of the computer before accessing its contents.
Type CTRL+C to copy the files.
Click on the computer folder to which you want to copy the video or still image files.
Type CTRL+V to paste the file into the computer folder.
The Sony page for your camera has many links for information and downloads, including software downloads, at THIS PAGE
HERE IS WHAT FLIP VIDEO SENT FOR A FIX:
Dear Suzie, Thank you for contacting us. We will need to try to uninstall and reinstall the FlipShare program on your Macintosh computer. To do this please try the following: 1. Please open your HD and in the search field type “3ivx”. Drag all 3ivx files into your trash can, and empty it. To uninstall FlipShare on your Mac, please go to MacIntosh HD > Library > Application > Support > Flip Video > FlipShare Uninstaller 2. Reboot the computer If you are receiving the message, "Unable to update database file," when upgrading to FlipShare 5.6, there may be a corrupted file within your existing FlipShare database. Please try the following to upgrade to the current version of FlipShare and import your videos into the application. 1. Copy your entire FlipShare Data folder onto your desktop or another drive - the FlipShare Data folder can be found in "Username">Movies>Flip Share Data> - ensure that you have copied all of the contents of the FlipShare Data folder and have secured a complete back-up of this file 2. Delete the FlipShare Data folder from your "Username">Movies>Flip Share Data> 3. Uninstall FlipShare - MacIntosh HD > Library > Application Support > Pure Digital Technologies > FlipShare Uninstaller 4. Reboot your computer 5. Click on the link and follow the on-screen instructions to install FlipShare 5.6 onto your computer For Macintosh systems (including Snow Leopard):http://download.theflip.com/update.theflip.com/app/fvsw/561/update/Setup_FlipShare.dmg 6. Once FlipShare 5.6 has fully installed, launch the program 7. Go to the Help directory and choose "Recover other FlipShare files..." 8. Click Proceed and select the Videos folder of the drive where you saved your FlipShare Data folder - the FlipShare Data recovery tool will import your videos into FlipShare Should the issue persist, please do not hesitate to contact us again so we may further troubleshoot. Thank you, Flip Video Support
TRANSFERRING RECORDED IMAGES AND VIDEOS FROM YOUR VPCT700 DIGITAL CAMERA TO YOUR COMPUTER
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer 1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the PC/AV terminal of the camera. 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. 3. Turn on your camera. -The [USB] screen appears. 4. Select [PC] with the Up and Down Arrow buttons, and press the SET button. 5. From the Windows desktop, double click on “My Computer”. 6. Look for a new “Removable disk” icon. This “Removable disk” is actually the memory card in your camera. Typically, the camera will be assigned drive letter “E” or higher. 7. Double click on the removable disk and locate the DCIM folder. 8. Double click on the DCIM folder to open it to find more folders. -Your recorded images and video clips will be inside these folders. -Copy & Paste or Drag-N-Drop image and video files to a folder on your computer.
Mac users: Double-click the “untitled” or “unlabeled” disk drive icon on our desktop. iPhoto may automatically launch.
Downloading images and Video Files When the camera is turned on and connected to your computer, it is considered to be a disk drive, just like a floppy disk or CD. You can download (transfer) images by copying them from the “Removable disk” (“untitled” or “unlabeled” disk on a Macintosh) to your computer hard drive.
Windows Open the “removable disk” and subsequent folders by double clicking on them. Your images are inside these folder(s). Select the images that you want, and then choose “Copy” from the “Edit” menu. Open the destination location (folder) and choose “Paste” from the “Edit” menu. You may also drag and drop image files from the camera to a desired location.
Macintosh Open the “untitled” disk icon, and the destination location on your hard disk. Drag and drop from the camera to the desired destination.
NOTE - Memory card users may prefer to use a memory card reader (highly Recommended). - Video playback application is not included with the package. Make sure that video playback application has been installed in your computer.
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.
PS instead of 5 nines it's 6 nines.
Does the Camcorder show as a new drive in your 'My Computer' list of drives? Ie C drive D drive and possibly a weirdly named one is the one you're after. You should be able to find the videos in the folders contained on that new drive. Trouble finding it? Open mycomputer with it unplugged, then plug in camera like you're going to download stills, and watch for a new drive to appear. You will have to look through out the folders until you find the videos :o) Hope this helps you,