Your Flip is probably the easiest-to-use camcorder in the world. Just point, shoot, and copy to your computer. A few clicks later, friends, family, and even strangers around the world can view your creations on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and other sharing Web sites. Burning your movie to a DVD so that others can watch it on TV or their computer is nearly as quick and easy as the online sharing options. So why, you might wonder, would anyone need a whole book for such an easy-to-use gadget? Let me count the ways. . . .

About Flip Video For Dummies

Options, baby, options. Sure you can shoot and upload your video in a few clicks. By editing your video and adding titles, credits, special effects, and a music soundtrack, however, you can make your movie more interesting to others. You'll see how to do that in this book. Want to capture individual snapshots from your videos and then string those pictures together to create photo slideshows? It's in here. Wondering how to upgrade your Flip's internal software (firmware) and desktop FlipShare program so you benefit from the latest and greatest features? It's in here.

And while you're mastering those things, you'll also pick up tips and tricks for capturing and editing your videos, thanks to the expert advice the filmmaker-half of the author duo's contribution to this book, which will help you get the very most from your Flip camcorder.

Here are some of the things you can do with this book:

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