Flip Video Camera
North Central College

To capture video quickly, and easily transfer the files to a computer for editing, the Flip video camera is available for check out.

The Flip video camera captures full motion video and audio in MPEG4 format. It quickly connects to a computer via a built-in USB connection.

The camera can be attached to a small tripod, or simply placed on a flat surface for steady recording.

Video files can be dragged to a computer for editing in Windows Movie Maker, or, the built-in Flip Video editing software can be downloaded to the computer.


Step 1

Turn on the Flip Video Camera by pressing the power button located on the side of the camera.

Step 2

The rear display is a preview monitor, and will indicate how much record time is available on the internal hard disk.

To begin recording, press the red button. A time counter will be shown.

Step 3

To stop recording, press the red button again. The camera will go into record pause mode.

Continue recording by pressing the red button. A new video file is created each time recording is started.


To review the videos on the internal hard drive, press the play button (arrow button); the camera will go into playback mode.

Navigate through all of the videos by pressing the left and right arrow buttons surrounding the red record button.

Stop on the desired selection and press the play button (arrow button)

  Uploading Videos  
Step 1 Slide the USB button located on the side of the camera to unlock the USB connection - it will pop out.
Step 2

Plug the USB connection into a computer.

Use Windows Explorer on a PC or a new Finder window on Mac to browse the Flip Video Camera's drive.

Copy the desired video files to the computer for editing with Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie.

Hint You may also be prompted to download the free Flip Video software for editing.  
  Deleting Files  
Step a

Following the successful transfer of video files to a computer, the files can be deleted from the Flip Video Camera.

Press the play button and browse to the file you wish to delete.


Step b

Press the trash button and a menu will appear asking to delete a single file or all of the files.

Follow the on screen commands to delete one or all of the files.

    Revised 07-12
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