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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ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TO COMPUTER If your photos and videos are stored on the memory card, then removethe memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader.Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of yourworking computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device oran external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card andcopy the photos to your computer.Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. Youcan copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off yourmemory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing anyprograms.
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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Using a card reader is not a solution. It's a work-around. IT dos not solve the fact that many canon cameras have this problem with large files.
It is useless that you cannot copy it without using a card reader. Everybody should be able to transfer their files from camera to any computer anywhere, without having to bring anything but the usb cable.
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
when u connect ur camera with ur computer.with in few seconds a new window of ur memory card in camera open. it have two folders in one folder have pics and in other have videos now simply do in the same way as u do to copy pics.best of luck.