Flip Video Camcorder – Record Yourself!

March 19, 2009

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In the video below I will show you a cool small affordable camera that records good quality video without breaking your budget. Best of all with the software included in the Flip Video you can upload directly to youtube, aol video, or myspace. This camera retails for about $124.00. There are 2 other models of this same camera. I put below information on those 2 other models and links to everything I mention in the video
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Flip Video Specs:

  • Recording time: Up to 60 minutes
  • Internal memory: 2 GB
  • Screen size: 1.5 inches (diagonal)
  • Screen resolution: 528 x 132 pixels
  • Screen type: Transflective TFT (for bright daylight)
  • Resolution: 640 x 480
  • Sensor: 1/4-inch VGA CMOS sensor; large (5.6 µm) pixels for maximum light sensitivity
  • Low-light sensitivity: Very high sensitivity (>2.0V/lux-sec)
  • Video compression: Pure Digital Video Engine 2.0
  • Frame rate: 30 frames per second (constant)
  • Video bitrate: 4.5Mbps (average–auto adaptive algorithm)
  • Video format: Advanced Profile MPEG4 AVI
  • Auto White Balance and autoexposure: Auto-adaptive white/black balance and exposure (Next generation–improving color fidelity, exposure control, and dynamic range)
  • Lens type: Fixed focus (0.8 meters to infinity)
  • Aperture: f2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments)
  • Zoom: Smooth multi-step 2x digital
  • Interface: 8 buttons (Power, Play, Delete, Record, and 4-way navigation)
  • Time from power-up to record: Less than 3 seconds
  • Clip length: Minimum of 1 second, maximum of 60 minutes
  • Power Saver (auto shut-down): Yes
  • Delete All function: Yes
  • Play All function: Yes
  • Set date/time function: Yes
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.17 x 2.16 x 1.25 inches
  • PC connection: Built-in flip-out USB arm (up to USB 2.0 speed)
  • Speaker: Built-in speaker
  • Microphone: Built-in wide range microphone (improved sensitivity and accuracy)
  • TV out: NTSC (cable included)
  • DVD processing: Pure Digital DVD processing (nationwide retail service)
  • Supported battery types: 2 x AA batteries (1.5-volt AA alkaline, Energizer e2 Lithium, 1.2-volt NiMH rechargeable)
  • Battery life: Improved battery life: up to 2.5 hours with 2 x AA Alkaline batteries; up to 6.5 hours with 2 x AA Energizer e2 batteries; battery life may vary between batteries and use pattern
  • Tripod mount: Yes
  • Supported operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX
  • Minimum system requirements (Windows): Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz computer with at least 512MB of RAM, Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, SVGA display monitor (1024 x 768) and video card, Windows Media Player 9.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0
  • Minimum system requirements (Mac OSX): PowerPC G4 1.0 GHz, Intel Core with at least 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.3.9, SVGA display (1024 x 768) monitor and video card, QuickTime 7 or later
  • Auto start: Windows: yes; Mac OSX: no
  • Online sharing (may require download of latest version of Flip Video software): Unlimited private sharing; video greeting cards; upload to YouTube (public and private); upload to AOL Video (public and private); prepare for web publishing (any other site)
  • Video editing: Video truncation (set start/end points); compose a new Movie Mix (including 6 movie styles)
  • Snap still photo from video: Yes (VGA still photo)
  • File management: Play, Copy/Move, Delete, Rename, Archive on PC
  • Software update: Check for updates online (automatic and on demand)
  • What’s in the box: Flip Video Ultra 30-minute camcorder, carrying pouch, wrist strap, video out cable

     

     

    Links to the Camera and Accessories I mention in the video: The prices below are from when I posted this review

    The Flip Video Camcorder comes in different colors, this one is orange $119.99: http://www.amazon.com/Video-Ultra-Camcorder-Minutes-Orange/dp/B000V1MLCI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237455018&sr=8-5

    The Flip Soft bag for the Flip Video camcorder $14.99: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000VJRUM6/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

    Flip USB Cables in assorted colors (Male to Female USB Connections) $14.77: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000VJRV2K/ref=ord_cart_shr?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

    Flip Camcorder tripod $12.21: http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Tripod-Ultra-Mino-Camcorders/dp/B000VJRUKS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237453380&sr=8-1

    Flip Video Underwater Case $35.47: http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Video-Underwater-Ultra-Camcorders/dp/B0012YSSRK/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237454346&sr=8-1

     

     

    flipmino

     

    The Flip Mino Series Camcorder is a Pocket-sized camcorder; with a Flat back panel with touch-sensitive buttons; 1.5-inch color LCD screen. It records video at 640×480 with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It has 2GB on board memory and it is smaller than the camera in the video which is the Ultra Series camcorder. The Flip Mino sells for about $159.00 below is the link.

    Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 3.9 inches ; 6.4 ounces

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Video-Camcorder-Minutes-Black/dp/B0016BXRB6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237453513&sr=1-3

     

     

     

     

    fliphd

     

    The Flip Mino HD Holds 60 minutes of HD-quality video (1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second; 16:9 widescreen) on 4 GB of built-in memory

    Weighs only 3.3 ounces; Super-slim, super-sleek design, fits into your pocket or purse

    This Camcorder goes for about $210.00 below is the link.

    http://www.amazon.com/Flip-Video-MinoHD-Camcorder-Minutes/dp/B001HSOFI2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237453513&sr=1-1

  • 6 Responses to “Flip Video Camcorder – Record Yourself!”

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    2. Pine Desk · Says:

      most cheap USB Cables are not very durable and it can cause errors in data transfers too ‘

    3. Shower Screen Says:

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