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Making a DVD from a Flip Ultra HD

by joepicchu / July 5, 2009 4:52 AM PDT

Hello,

I am a complete novice with digital camcorders.

Just bought a Flip Ultra HD to take to Africa with me.

It holds two hours of video.

The Flip Ultra HD does not have a removable memory option. When the camera is full, I need to find a way to download and save the video using some sort of external device.

One idea would be to download the video to a computer and then burn a DVD.

Is this a good way to save the files?

Is there a better way?

Any suggestions?

Thanks very much for any help you can give me

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Let's do the math?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2009 5:39 AM PDT

That device has 8GB memory in it. So that's 2 DVDs to hold a full device. This is just straight across file copying so you have to decide if that's good enough for you.

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Doing the math.
by joepicchu / July 5, 2009 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Let's do the math?

Hello and thanks for your response.

Here is what I think may cause problems:

The Flip Ultra HD camcorder appears to only be able to copy files to a computer before you make your DVDs.

The Flip Ultra HD has a built in USB connector that plugs directly into a computer.

Since I will not be using my own computer while traveling, I will need to connect the camcorder to different computer.

I just tested this process on a friend's computer.

When I connect the camcorder, I am required to load camcorder software onto the computer before I can start the copying process.

I am guessing that the computer owner will not want me to load new programs onto his/her computer.

Perhaps I am worrying about nothing, but I would like to know if anyone else has dealt with this issue.

Thanks very much for any help!

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How about taking a netbook along?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2009 6:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Doing the math.
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Portable Storage
by cmslc / July 15, 2009 1:29 AM PDT

I'm facing the same situation with an upcoming trip. Has anyone found a way to copy from the Flip HD to an external hard drive? It would be so much easier to carry just the camera and a small drive. (I won't be bringing a laptop.)

My idea had been to offload the video at internet cafes along the way, but I agree that they won't allow for software to be installed.

Thanks for your help.

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What drvie can do this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2009 2:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Portable Storage

Haven't found one yet. There are now netbooks under 199 so that looks to be the fix.

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