Dead Club House

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mystery of the Flip

I've been filming the Y-Art interviews with three Flip video cameras.  They're easy to manipulate and interviewees are not intimidated by their slight handheld case but they suffer from a paucity of consistency.  One new one is driven by double A batteries; one by triple A.  Supposed to hold an hour of video, after I emptied my HD Flip of its first interviews its status read:  18 minutes left.  And during the next interview it flashed low battery and shut down, not saving the video shot up to that point.  The older Flip imports AVI files to my PC at home but won't at the Mac in lab.  My newer HD Flip only imported audio files on my home PC so I can only access those at the lab. 
I need a flow chart.


  1. This is one of the reasons I moved to writing side of film. I find that technology often fails or frustrates me. And I hate working with others. These are tough things to realize in your final semester of film school. . . and a short five years later I entered this writing program. So hopefully your vido project goes better than that.

  2. It is interesting and aggravating how technology is driving the evolution of our projects.
    Clearly, I need a Mac at home.
    Cool that you were in film school.