How to Record & Load a Flip Video to YouTube

BY ALEX TRAN

How to Record & Load a Flip Video to YouTube

A Flip Video Camera makes it easy for you to record a video and easily to load it to YouTube. This tutorial shows you exactly how to do it.

Supplies Needed:

  • Flip Video Camera
  • YouTube Account

Step 1: Record Your Video

Turn on the Flip Video by pushing down the switch on the left side of your camera.

Flip Video Youtube

You can start recording by touching the red button at the back of your camera. When you’re done recording, press the red button again.

Flip Video Youtube

Step 2: Open up the Flip Video Software on Your Computer

Your Flip Video camera will attach directly to your computer. Look at the left side of your Flip and slide the orange textured tab and the USB plug will come out.

Flip Video Youtube

Now, you can plug the USB plug into your computer.

Flip Video Youtube

Step 3: Use the Software to Load Your Video to YouTube

Once you have your Flip plugged in, the FlipShare software will open automatically. To see the videos that are on your camera, click “Camcorder” on the left side.

Flip Video Youtube

Select the video you want to upload by clicking on it and then choose “Share” -> “Online” from the bottom of the screen.

Flip Video Youtube

A screen will pop-up, asking you which service you want to share with. Click YouTube. Then click “Next”.

Flip Video Youtube

The next screen will prompt you to enter your user name and password. Once you’ve done that, click “Login”.

Flip Video Youtube

Choose your privacy settings (public or private) and ensure you agree to the Terms of Use. Click “Share” when you’re done.

Flip Video Youtube

You can see the status of your upload in the bottom left of the software screen:

Flip Video Youtube

When the video has been uploaded, you’ll see this update:

Flip Video Youtube

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