Posts Tagged ‘flip video’

27th October
2009
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I see that Amazon is having a clearance sale on Standard-Def (not HD) Flip Mino Camcorders. This is a great opportunity for gifts. Eventhough these camera¬† are not HD, they shoot great video and are perfect for videos on YouTube, etc. Recently, with all the hype on the Apple iPod Nano and it’s video capabilities, I wrote a post showing Flip Mino SD’s quality was still much better over the Apple iPod Nano. Please check out that post!

Amazon’s standard-definition Flip Mino camcorders are going fast, you’ll need to act quick, since the supplies are limited. Normally, these cameras are listing at $184.99, but are selling around $99.99 (46% off) and I believe all the camera are shipping for with FREE super saver shipping. I think these could be great Christmas or birthday gift! Please click here to view the various Flip Video camera models offered in this clearance sale.

Flip Mino (Standard Definition) shoots 60 minutes of video and records to internal 2 GB on-board flash memory. It has 2x digital zoom. Comes with USB swing arm for easy charging and access to computers. Certain models come with plug-in AC adapter (so please verify that). The adapter is not necessary, but is nice. Normally the Flip cameras recharge over the USB, but the adapter makes it nice is a computer is not immediately available.

1st October
2009
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So I’ve been seeing the commercials of the new Apple iPod Nano and the ability for it to shoot video. It seems with this super surge of “shoot and share” mini-camcorders, it’s only a matter of time before phones and mp3 players are stepping up to the plate.¬† Based on the commercials it seems that the Nano is really looking like a true contender.

Today on Twitter, I thought I’d post this question and @FlipInFocus provided me with a great side by side comparison between the Apple iPod Nano and the Flip Video Mino (SD). This comparison is using the SD version since the Nano does not shoot in HD. I was quite suprised by the results:

The cameras discussed in this review are the following:

3rd September
2009
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Here we have the ever popular Flip Mino Series camcorder but this bundle deal includes a AC Adapter to charge your Mino. The AC Adapater is basically a powered USB port for your camera which is great if you’re not going to have a laptop available or desktop computer to recharge your camcorder.

Normally, this bundle costs $184.99, but it’s currently running at $129.99, which is a 30% savings. A good deal!

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Total Customer Reviews: (2)
Seller: Amazon
Mino combines remarkable video quality and pocket-sized design so you can tell your stories wherever you go. You've never had this much fun with video. The charger that comes with this camera is extremely convenient and useful. A must have!
30th August
2009
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flipcontestWin a Flip Ultra HD Camcorder and a trip to the 15th Annual Gen Art Film Festival in NYC courtesy of Amazon! Amazon has put on a great content where the winner could walk away with a FREE Flip Ultra HD Camcorder and a trip to NYC.

The content ends on 9/6, and all you need to do is watch and rate films from your Amazon Ad Contest. Your ratings or votes will help determine the winner of the contest’s audience price and enter your in the Amazon Ad Sweepstakes.

On 9/21 they will announce a winner of the Your Amazon Ad Contest Jury and each will receive a $10,000 Amazon.com Gift Card and a screening of their ad at the 15th Annual Gen Art Film Festival in New York City.

They will also announce on 9/21 fifty randomly selected customers who rated a finalist film will win a Flip Video Ultra HD camera.

You can learn more about the contest by click this link and visiting Amazon’s “Your Amazon Ad Contest & Sweepstakes“. Good luck!

29th August
2009
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A few days ago, I posted the differences between the Flip Video Mino and Ultra HD camcorders and a visitor to the site was very interested in these cameras so he could do some video blogging of musical instruments and gear. He mentioned this to a few of his friends, and couple recommended the Sony Webbie (and I’m presuming it was the MHS-PM1 since it’s somewhat similar to the Flip Video), so I thought I would post about this particular camcorder.

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Total Customer Reviews: (19)
Seller: Amazon
Record HD MP4 video and 5MP images then easily upload them directly to the Web with the SonyWebbie HD camera. The ultra-compact Webbie HD camera also features a unique lens system that can swivel up to 270 degrees, allowing for easy self-shooting if you like to post videos of yourself on your blog.

I found this interesting video where a guy compares the Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 against his Panasonic SDR-S7 camera and by doing so exposes some of it’s features and limitations, that I could see being applied against the Flip Video series.

Number one he mentions the rotating lense on the Sony Webbie, which makes it very nice to film yourself while being able to view the screen. You cannot do this with the Flip Video models (unfortunately). He also exposes the ‘noise’ related to grip on the Webbie, which I can see becoming a issue depending on the application.

Here is the video:

27th August
2009
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If you have a Flip Video camera, you might be intereseted in the New FlipShare software that is now available. Below is the description at Amazon. Visit Amazon.com to get full details on the new FlipShare Software.

Flip Video has released a new version of their innovative FlipShare software to allow for new features and capabilities. This update is available online for current Flip camcorder owners.

This new update will enhance your current preloaded software. The new FlipShare will still allow you to save, organize, and edit videos with ease; enjoy your videos on any PC or Mac; e-mail videos and video greeting cards; upload videos instantly to video-sharing sites; capture snapshot images from videos; create custom movies with your own music; and order DVDs and have them shipped anywhere in the world. The new FlipShare software improves on many of these features, as well as introducing new capabilities for your Flip camcorder.

Additionally, they’ve also announced new FlipShare Updates which include:

The FlipShare app for the iPhone
Create Flip Channels
Enhanced Freeze-Frame Tool

25th August
2009
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Currently there are two versions of the popular Flip HD cameras on the market. Those are the Flip Video Ultra HD and the Flip Video Mino HD. There are the SD models as well, but for this comparison, we will only be talking about the HD (Hi Definition) models.

The Flip Mino HD is a slimmer version compared the Ultra. It is thinner, smaller and weighs less than the Ultra. These definitely have it’s advantages, and the primary one being very easy to transport. The Mino is a little larger than a cell phone, so sporting one in your pocket is a snap. Charging the Mino is restricted via USB charger from laptop or desktop computer. There are no chords to worry about. This can be a great, but also a hindrance if you’re looking to charge your camera and you’re not close to a USB device.

The Flip Ultra being larger has it’s advantages has some advantages. As mentioned above, the Mino is restricted to USB charge only. The Ultra has double A rechargeable battery pack, and if the rechargeable batteries are drained, you can insert standard alkaline batteries in it’s place.

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Having a larger chassis allows it to have a larger memory capacity as well. The Flip Mino holds 60 minutes or 4GBs of storage, while the Ultra doubles that with 120 minutes at 8GBs of drive memory. The physical cover materials are different as well. The Ultra has a matte finish that resists fingerprints and the Mino has a glossy plastic finish that can get pretty smudged up.

The Ultra also has a built on HDMI out so you can plug directly to your HD capable TV without a problem. The camera does NOT come with the cable though.

The video quality is basically the same between the two. They both record 720p video at h.264 compression and both cameras do not have image stabilization capability. The Ultra does have additional processing video refinement and uses a newer built-in software giving the video quality edge the Ultra.

The interesting aspect, is the Ultra is actually cheaper than the Mino. So you have to ask yourself if portability is a issue or image quality? If portability is a issue you might want to go with the Mino, while the video capability is close, the Ultra has the edge in the category.

Below is a great video showing the different aspects of both models.

Flip Video Ultra HD vs. Flip Video Mino HD