I don't know what happened; I used to have no problem with taking short videos on the camera. Now when I do, the video ends up so fuzzy when I load it onto the computer. The other difference I am noticing is that when I review the video on the screen, it is much smaller than the full screen ... it has a blank border around the video. That never happened before. I am hoping that one of my daughters changed a setting that I can change back but I can't figure it out. I have some cute videos of my grandson crawling and they are basically useless now!! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
Good Day, your resolution was changed to 160, thats why it has blank borders during playback, return to 640 fine or standard resolution by pressing the garbage/pail button while in video clip mode, move cursor up to 640, its up to you fine or standard, fine mode is more detailed and will eat up more memory space. hope this will help, thanks
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Try resetting the camera by removing thebattery for 15 mins. Then install the fully charged battery in the camera andgo to the menu and set the Date and Time.If this does not work then this camera needs to be sent away forrepairs. Just like a motor vehicle, some repairs to your camera require atechnical specialist to fix your problem.
So you have decided that you want to get into editing video but don't know where to start. Here is a quick and short guide to getting started on your home video editing studio. The first thing that you have to decide is what is your budget because equipment can get very pricey very quickly.
Start by determining what you really need right now and what you can do without until you get more serious about your video editing. The priority levels generally go camera, computer, lighting, microphones and editing software.
The camera in my opinion is the most important piece of equipment that you are going to invest in. Simply because if you don't have a camera you will not have any video to work with, depending on what you plan to do with the camera you don't have to go with the highest end camera to get good shots. I do recommend getting a handy-cam because not all DSLR camera's have the ability to focus while shooting video.
Having a computer is up there with the camera because while you can shoot a whole video without editing it, that is the difficult way to shoot video. When it comes to getting a editing program you shouldn't have to, most computers in stores today come with at least a basic editing program. This is why getting the editing software shouldn't be your biggest priority.
With just the camera and computer you can get by but if you want to start getting a little more complicated you can get lighting equipment to take things to the next level. I have seen amateur photographers shooting on a budget using Styrofoam boards to reflect light as a poor man's lighting equipment. Lighting plays a big role in creating mood in a scene but if you are shooting in full lights or during the day you can really get by without it.
Microphones can be argued to be more important than lighting because if there isn't good sound then the film will not be very good. For starting out the built in microphone on your camera should do a decent job, but if you want to have a more professional sounding film then you should look into getting an external microphone. Things get a little complicated when it comes to microphones because there are many different kinds that are used for different purposes.
Finally we have the software for editing video. These programs range from iMovie or Windows Movie maker all the way to Adobe Premeire Pro or Final Cut Pro. When I first started getting into video I was using mostly Windows Movie maker and it was surprisingly a decent program for simple edits. When you want to start getting into more complicated things I recommend doing a search and asking around for recommendations for programs people like before investing time and money in learning a program that you aren't going to enjoy using.
All together just getting started with video editing it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. A $300 camera and a $1000 laptop will be more than enough to get your video editing hobby up and running in no time!
I don't know how long you had this problem nor when it started. I don't know that it is a poblem, and I don't know if it can be fixed. Too many variables: the camera, the USB plugs, the USB cable, the software, the possible interference, and so on.
Have you tried to upload the pictures and videos using a card reader?
If you do long videos with your camera this will happen automaticaly so the camera can handle the video files. I don't believe thier is a way to fix this but you can use Windows movie maker to recombine the videos into one file. If your camera does more than 640x480 video you may need
to use WinFF to convert the video or a more powerful video editor like Adobe Priemier or Sony Vegas.
1) Have you transferred the videos off your flip, and on to your computers hard drive?
USB ports have greatly increased in speed in the last few years but they can still have trouble playing "live" video directly from the camera.
Solution: Plug in your flip. Drag the files to your "desktop" or "my documents" or any other place you like to store them. Play the files from there.
2)Does the video playback ok on your flip? Or on a different computer?
If so the solution is simple, but expensive. Your computer does not have enough processing power/ memory to play back the video. Full uncompressed video is a very large file and most computers older than 2 years have trouble rendering the video frames fast enough. The HD we see on sites like youtube and even on Blu-ray have been compressed. When the files come off the camera they are not compressed and require alot of computing power.
Solution: Buy a new computer. Sorry I know it is an expensive fix. The good news you don't need anything too fancy. A laptop with a 2+ Ghz (gigahertz) processor and 3+ GB of memory, will do the trick and cost between $300-$500.
first thing to check is to make sure you put the batteries in the right way.
but the problem is usually the type of batteries used.
make sure you use the batteries suggested to use in the manual.
if you use cheaper batteries the problem does happen. if you are using high end batteries then the problem is sometimes a short in the camera and its shutting down to protect itself from further damage. you will have to take it in for repair.
hope this helps.
It must drive you crazy by the sound of it. It doesn't have to do with the setting or anything like that. If your warranty is still in effect i would take it to the place you bought it and see if they can fix that or replace it even. Cameras should not be doing stuff like that unless you drop it or something.
I Have the Same Problem. it is very Annoying I find it sometimes Helps To push down on the mode button while moving it a across. I think maybe there is a plastic catch that is worn or something. I am thinking of taking it apart and having a look to see if I can fix it.