Turning On and Off
When you’re holding the camera facing away from you, on the right
hand side at the top there is a small grey switch that you can
flick down. Just flick the switch and don’t be surprised when it
bounces back. You simply repeat this action to turn the camera
When recording a video, aim the lens at your subject and press the
big red button in the centre. The camera will start to record. To
be sure that you’re recording, the timer should appear in the top
left hand corner of the view screen. You can zoom in and out using
the plus and minus buttons. To stop recording all you need to do is
press the red button again.
To play back the video you just recorded, press the play button to
the left of the red button. But if you’ve taken more than one
video, to select the clip you want to watch, press the little
arrows to the right and left of the red button. This will show each
clip you’ve taken. Just stop at the one you want and press
To delete any excess clips, all you need to do is press the
trashcan button on the right hand side of the red button. The
latest clip will come up. If that’s the clip you want to delete
then press the trashcan again. If it’s not, press the arrow buttons
you used before, to find the clip you want. Once that clip is on
the screen, press the trashcan again to delete it.
To upload your clips to a computer, look for a silver switch on the
left hand side of the camera. You pull this all the way down, and a
USB connector should pop out. When the USB connector is out, plug
it into any USB port on your computer (for the less tech savvy,
this means there’s a slot on the side or back of your computer
where you can connect the camera. The correct slot will have a
little diagram depicting a three forked cable. This might take you
a while but no fear, you will find it!)
Connecting to T.V.
To connect the flip camera to your T.V. you will need one RCG cable
which has white, red and yellow cable connectors on one end, and a
single black one on the other.
Plug the black end into the socket underneath the USB connecter
that says T.V.
On your T.V. there should be a flap at the front that comes down to
reveal coloured sockets. With older T.V. sets there are only two
sockets so if that’s the case, plug the red one into the audio
socket (it will actually say audio next to it.)
If it’s a normal T.V. just plug the coloured ends into their
The flip cameras run on AA batteries. When they run out you’re
going to have to change them. At the bottom of the camera
underneath there’s a little lock and unlock sign on either side of
Flick the switch to the unlock side and this will allow you to
slide the front of the camera off (i.e. the black casing). Then
simply remove the batteries and replace them with new ones. Replace
the casing and flick the switch back to lock.
Now you know everything there is to know about flip cameras, use it
and have fun.