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I’m Flippin’ Out!

(A review of my new Flip)

I received a gift certificate from my Brother and sister-in-law for Christmas. This made it possible to purchase my Flip. And OHMYGOD, the thing is wonderful.

It’s super light – almost to the point where you might think it’s cheap, except that it’s anything but.

It fits right in a coat pocket for easy access, and is only slightly bigger than my cell phone.

The biggest button is the one you press to record video and then stop the recording. You can zoom (a little).

You can play back the video or delete it.

The thing is called a Flip because the USB connection arm flips out to connect it to your computer – no cords to lose!!

When you plug it in for the first time, it automatically loads the software that it comes with. Then, each time you plug it in after, it recognizes that you’ve connected and automatically pulls up the software.

Here’s where things get easy as well. FlipShare is super, super easy! You indicate the videos you want to save to your computer, or to a “Flip Channel” – where you can share the video with friends and family, or to a place online (Facebook and YouTube are just a drag-n-drop away!). You can edit the video by snipping it from the front or back, and you can string a few videos together. You can create a greeting card or – my favorite part – grab a snapshot from anywhere in the video!

The screen is a bit small, so it takes some getting used to the distance you need to be away from your subject. It’s just slightly different than a regular camera, but easy to get used to with some use. My only complaint is that it doesn’t zoom much at all. But … since I know that, I won’t try to shoot video of things that are far away 🙂

Some samples for your viewing pleasure.

(49 seconds)

And a snapshot from that video

Maggie After Singing

(27 seconds)

And a snapshot from that video

Burke After singing

(39 seconds)

And a snapshot from that video

Hello?

I did not receive this Flip from an outside source to review.
I purchased it on my own with my hard-earned Christmas gift card 😉

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8 Responses

  1. I LOVE MY FLIP TOO!

  2. Super cute, and the video quality is great! What an awesome toy!

  3. Super quality! Love to see the kids just being kids.

  4. We LOVE our Flip video camera! (My husband got one after making a viral Flip video for Circuit City pre-bankruptcy. The Flip is a happy memory! 😉 )

    Enjoy the fun!

  5. Congratulations on getting the Flip! I love mine too! Since my camera broke, all my blog pics are coming from my Flip.

  6. Looks like such a cool toy!

  7. My daughter had the best time watching the video’s of Maggie singing (that you posted to FB). She kept saying, “Again, again!” and even as I was putting her to bed she was still talking about “Maggie singing.” :o)

    Looks like a great new toy. Have fun!

  8. OMGOSH! I want one so bad! I actually had it on my kaboodle as one of my most wanted items for Christmas (and then Russ & i decided a dishwasher was more important. BLECH!)

    LOVED the videos, but esp Maggie! FABULOUS!!!

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