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Flip Video For Dummies

Joe Hutsko, Drew Davidson

ISBN: 978-0-470-95286-3 September 2010 240 Pages


The full-color guide to shooting great video with the Flip Video camera

The inexpensive Flip Video camera is currently one of the hottest must-have gadgets. It's portable and connects easily to any computer to transfer video you shoot onto your PC or Mac. Although the Flip Video camera comes with a quick-start guide, it lacks a how-to manual, and this full-color book fills that void! Packed with full-color screen shots throughout, Flip Video For Dummies shows you how to shoot the best possible footage in a variety of situations. You'll learn how to transfer video to your computer and then edit it and share your Flip Video movies.

  • Walks you through the basics of using a Flip Video camera and connecting it to your Mac or PC
  • Explains how to shoot footage indoors, outdoors, and even underwater
  • Covers editing video footage using FlipShare, Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie
  • Shows you how to share Flip Video movies or upload them to YouTube, Facebook, and other sites

You'll flip out when you discover just how easy a Flip Video camera can be when you have this book by your side!


Part I: Getting to Know Your Flip.

Chapter 1: Touring Flip Models and Features.

Chapter 2: Adjusting Flip Settings.

Chapter 3: Maintaining, Upgrading, and Troubleshooting Your Flip.

Part II: Putting Your Flip to Work.

Chapter 4: Recording and Viewing Videos.

Chapter 5: Transferring Video to Your Computer.

Part III: Creating and Sharing Movies with FlipShare.

Chapter 6: Getting Familiar with FlipShare.

Chapter 7: Creating Movies, Snapshots, and Photo Slideshows.

Chapter 8: Creating Video E-Mails, Greeting Cards, and DVDs.

Chapter 9: Uploading Your Creations to the Web.

Part IV: Editing and Sharing Movies with Mac and Windows Programs.

Chapter 10: Making Movies with iMovie.

Chapter 11: Making Movies with Windows Live Movie Maker.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12: Ten Super Shooting Tips.

Chapter 13: Ten Excellent Editing Tips.