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Multimodal Resources: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Flip

How Long can I check out the video and audio equipment?

16 Video Cameras and 15 Audio Recorders have 4 hr checkouts with 1 renewal; Grace period 15 minutes; Overdue fine 50 cents per hour to a max of $15.00; Replacement Costs $150 + processing fee $25.

3 Video Cameras have 24 hr checkouts with 1 renewal; Grace period 15 minutes; Overdue fine 50 cents per hour to a max of $15.00; Replacement Costs $150 + processing fee $25.

What format are movies saved in?

Mp4.

How do you get the files onto your computer?

There is a USB plug built into the side of the flip – you just plug it in to the side of the computer and drag & drop the files from the folder titled “100VIDEO” inside of the folder “DCIM.”  You can also open the application FlipShare from the camera and save, edit, email, and play movies straight from there.

Do I need any software installed on my computer to use the flip?

No – you can just drag and drop the video files onto your desktop.  When you plug the flip in, there is an application on the camera that you can use on your computer called “FlipShare.”  This is a basic organizer that lets you email movies, do some minor editing, etc. – similar to Iphoto.

Is there a microphone?

Yes.

How do I charge the battery?

Plugging the USB plug into your computer charges the battery.  The flip also takes AAs if the rechargeable battery does not work or if it dies.

How long can I record?

Up to two hours.

What dimensions are the movies?

They are in HD format, 1280 x 720.

Do I need a memory card?

No, the movies are saved onto the camera.

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