Importing Movies from the Flip Video to iMovie.

  • Plug in the camera
  • The Flip share video software will open
  • Your movie appears in the window.
  • You can watch the movie
  • Clicking once on the movie saves it your computer. (in the movies folder > Flipshare Data)
  • Eject the Flip Video camera.
  • Open iMovie
  • File > Import > Import Movies
  • Navigate to Student (or Teacher) > Movies > Flipsharedata
  • Choose the movie.
  • You can then edit your movie.

iMovie Tutorial

More Flip Video tips

There’s a good video on YouTube on How To Use A Flip Video Camera.
How To Us A Flip Camera is a simple guide with screenshots.
David Pogue of the New York Times has a
good review/description on using a Flip, and also has a video.
Here are some tips on how to
edit your videos after you’ve shot them.

Here are some places to get ideas and tips on using them with students:

Thirty-Nine Interesting Ways* to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom is a great online presentation from Tom Barrett.
7 Things You Should Know About Flip Camcorders is a good overview on using them in education.
Classroom 2.0 has a
good discussion on its Forum about using Flips. I believe you can access it without being a member but, if not, it’s free and easy to join.