The Flip Video software that comes with your Flip camcorder makes editing videos in your computer a simple affair. If you need to put clips together or cut off certain parts of the recording, a few mouse clicks should let you get it done.
Things don’t remain as simple, though, once you start trying to do more creative things with your videos. Adding sounds and visual effects, for instance, is totally impossible on the bundled Flip software, so you’ll need a different solution to get it done.
For Windows users, these tasks can usually be easily accomplished with the Windows Movie Maker. However, more than a few folks have reported having problems when using it to edit Flip video recordings. Most commonly, users will try to drag the file and drop it to Movie Maker, only to get a message that it doesn’t recognize its format (often showing up as an MP3).