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Old 04-13-2015, 11:38 PM
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Default Funny thing happened when shooting my first video.

So I take my new video camera and build a mount under the wing of my trusty Hobby King Ugly Stik and take it to the field for my first attempt at airborne photography. Everything seemed to be working as described and I can't wait to get home and upload the videos to my PC. I clicked on the first video from the field and to my surprise the very nice image was upside down. Yep, I mounted the camera under the wing upside down and it videoed upside down. Duh! The good news is the camera did a very nice job of shooting the video, but I now have to remount the camera correctly. I went looking on the internet for any software that I could use to flip the video over, but all the software just flipped 90 degrees. None of them flipped 180 degrees, anyway I am encouraged to remount the camera and continue my quest for more videos.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:11 AM
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So, what ya do is flip it 90, and then flip it again. Viola! Math for the win!
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:17 AM
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try"movie maker" it spun my upside-down videos right side up it's easy to use and downloads directly to youtube...ect...ect.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:03 AM
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Well truth be know I did consider the 90-90 flip, but just wasn't sure it would work like it does with still pictures. Regarding movie maker that sounds like something I might try.
thanks guys.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:08 AM
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Pulling down windows essentials 2012 right now. It is suppose to have move maker in it, we shall see what we shall see.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:23 AM
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Oh yeah, done that many a times. Easier to flip the vid than it is to invert the computer monitor... or stand on your head!
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:43 AM
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LMAO !
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:46 PM
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Did somebody say it was easier to flip the video than stand on their head? I'm not so sure. Well I pulled down movie maker fired it up, made a video up side down and then proceeded to try and flip it. First wall I run into is the file type for the video my camera makes is .MOV (quick time movie). It seems that movie maker does not recognize this file type and never sees the file. So what do I do now, try to convert this file type to something movie maker will accept or just flip the camera over? Any help will be greatly accepted.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:51 PM
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Forget everything I said above, movie maker works just fine with the file type my camera makes I just need to input the file in the correct way. The flip function did it's job and I am now ready to start filming again. Thanks guys for your help.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:13 PM
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Cool!
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:10 PM
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Are you sure your camera is creating a .mov file?
My free copy of Movie Maker will not read mov's.
Its a Microsoft versus Apple thing!
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:55 PM
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When I did a properties on the video file it came up with .mov. See the attachment of a screen shot I took of the properties window. I used the "add movies and photos" tab just under animation and pointed it to the camera file and selected a video. I just did it again and it seems to work, when I used the "open project" tab I could not see the file and was the source of my original problem. Hope this helps.
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