I sat down to edit some video earlier this evening using iMovie, and realized that I accidentally set the date of our Flip Mino HD to 2008 when I configured it back in January. Thus, all the videos that I’ve shot recently had the wrong creation date.
This isn’t a huge deal, though the incorrect creation date causes the clips to show up under the wrong year in iMovie ’09. The good news is that it’s fairly easy to modify file creation dates on a Mac. Once I had the file dates all straightened out, it was time to fix the date setting on the camera.
(Update: iMovie is still filing my clips under the wrong year. It must look at something other than the creation and/or modification dates.)
If you own a Mino, then you know that it has a very streamlined interface. So streamlined, in fact, that I had no idea how to access the settings. Never having been one to read the manual, I played around with it a bit until I discovered that the instructions for accessing the settings are on the screen when you turn it on…
Simply press the red “record” button while the Mino is powering on and you’ll pull up the camera settings. Here you can not only change the date and time, but you can also do things like silencing the beeps when you press a button, etc.