Saturday, September 05, 2009

Flip - Part II

Maybe I'm the last person on earth to know this, but Perian is necessary to import directly into iMovie from the Flip (or at least the UltraHD).

New Flip UltraHD - Problems Already?

Just bought a new Flip UltraHD at Costco and I'm already having issues. The FlipShare software wanted to update the camera, but I received repeated errors:

Error code: 27, 2
An error occurred while interacting with your camcorder. Please make sure your camcorder is connected to your computer.
Error removing file '/Volumes/FLIPVIDEO/System/VIEWER/mem_size.txt'.
Thread info: Upgrade camcorder software : {7e00ce54-bccf-41cc-a2ed-2f0342e16b38}

Bah! Google to the rescue! I found that the problem was due to locked files on the device and that you could reset the flags on the files, enabling the software update to work. So I ran the following from the terminal:

find /Volumes/FLIPVIDEO -flags +uchg -print0 | xargs -0 chflags nouchg

I then restarted FlipShare and the software installed just fine. Thanks to TDD for the tip!