FlipShare-The Easiest Way to Create and Share Videos

FlipShare-The Easiest Way to Create and Share Videos

Flip CameraIf you have a need to capture brief video clips fast and conveniently, the line of Flip Video cameras will serve you well.  Capture an impromptu Customer testimonial.  Shoot a video of you warehouse team going the extra mile for a customer order.  Film a favorite speaker presentation.

You can do all this with a device that is half the size of your iPhone or Blackbery and do it in HD format with sound.  The problem is that I hadn’t been able to include this tool in the series because it wasn’t a Webtool.  It is a piece of hardware.  But I figured out how to do it when Flip announced there new online service to store all those videos-FlipShare.

FlipShare.com is the easiest way to privately share Flip videos with family and friends.

Requirements to access Flip Channel
  • Firefox 2 or greater
  • Safari 3 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6 or greater
  • A monitor with least 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Javascript to be enabled

All you do is push the record button on your Flipcam, record your video,flip open the built-in USB connector and follow the simple instructions on the screen.  Your video(s) areFlip Logo uploaded without any challenges into your Flipshare account.  First time visiting will require you to create a login ID and password.  Once you have completed the upload process, your videos are ready for viewing or sharing.  Any of the Flip models work well, but I recommend the Mino HD version, providing the smallest size camera and High Definition recording capability.

Within Flipshare, you can watch your videos, email them to your friends or clients, and share them on Facebook, each with one simple click.  There is also an iPhone app that will let you view all your videos on your iPhone.

Simple – Fast – Effective.  You’ve got to get one of these and take advantage of the video capabilities of Flipshare and Flip videp cameras.

If  you would like to buy the camera recommended in the post, here is the link to Amazon: Flip MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Black) (affiliate link)

Of course, the videos you capture can also be uploaded to Vimeo, YouTube or other online services you might be using.  If you haven’t added video to your sales effort, I encourage you to give it a try.  I think you will enjoy it.  When you complete your first masterpiece, email me so I can view your work.  Enjoy and have some fun.

ken ritchie - 12 years ago

I took my pc to Office Depot because of a virus I had contacted. Now after getting it back , when I click on my Flipshare icon nothing comes up except a warning that an error has happened and I need to reboot or contact customer support. I have been saving videos since the flipcam was invented years ago and have hundreds of videos that I cant find now. Any suggestions?

    Miles Austin - 12 years ago

    Ken, With the disclaimer that I am not affiliated in any way with Flip or Cisco, let me at least give you some ideas. Do you have the latest download from the Flip software: Here is the link: http://support.theflip.com/en-us/flipshare

    Next, search your hard drive using the Search function any *mp4 format files on your hard disk and/or your backup location. You have been doing backups right? This is another terrific demonstration why everyone that uses a computer for more than casual browsing should invest a few dollars and have a Dropbox online storage account. Your video files would still all be accessible and safe from the challenges of your local PC virus or crash.

    If that has not given you your files back, the last suggestion I have is to check your Flipshare.com account if you set one up. Many Flip users didn’t bother, but if you did upload your video files with this service, you should be in luck.

    IF you can find your files, get them off your hard drive as soon as possible to another storage form like Dropbox or even an external USB hard drive.

    Your question made me think of the many, many users that own some version of a Flip product and how the announcement by Cisco that they are shutting down the product line. Might be worth each of us thinking of getting our videos backed up, and downloaded from the Flipshare.com site as soon as you can.

    Let us know how it turns out Ken.

amy - 12 years ago

I have flip vidoe camera. I can no longer upload vidoes automatically i have to manually do it. The techincal support people told me that the program was upgraded and my computer is no longer compatible with the program. Im not sure why this is. I can manually upload the files and look at them on the flipshare program i have already installed. If you can help please let me know.

    Miles Austin - 12 years ago

    Amy, sounds like a phone call might be helpful if I will be able to help. Best thing to do is go to Fillthefunnel.com main page and click on the red “Questions” tab on the left side of the screen. Fill out the form there, and include your phone number and the time zone you are in and I will do my best to get you working.

Miles Austin - 13 years ago

Floyd, I have finally completed the transition to Windows 7. I migrated a laptop that had Windows XP and a desktop that had Vista Home Premium running. Since that time, I have been using Flipshare with both systems and have not had any problem. The only challenge I have experienced is that I am an avid user of Google’s CHROME browser, and Flipshare will NOT work with Chrome.

Judging from the search queries in my analytics program on the blog, you are not the only one that has experienced the problem though. I have about a dozen searches each week with FlipShare and Windows 7 in the query.

If you have resolved your challenge, or found a fix, please share it with the rest of our readers.

Floyd Ehrich - 13 years ago

I have been un able to download flipshare since I put on windows 7. Do you have any sugestions.

    Miles Austin - 13 years ago

    Floyd, I will be upgrading my first system to Windows 7 sometime this week. I will let you know if I run into the same challenge. I have checked with others that are using Flipshare on Win 7 without problems. If you discover something in the interim, please let us all know here.

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