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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 πŸ™‚

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


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 πŸ˜‰

Thursday Theater: Kid Photographer

Burke has really enjoyed the digital camera Aunt Sharon and Uncle Jason gave him for Christmas. (Okay, it was really given to Marjorie, but Burke has pretty much taken it over).
Here’s his latest video adventures.
(1 minute 10 seconds plus OneTrueMedia wrapper)
Warning: Motion sickness MIGHT ensue.

Thursday Theater – 30 Second Rule

Goddess hosts Thursday Theater. Wanna join in? Go add your name to the list!

This week’s challenge is to tell your video story within 30 seconds. Oh, and apparently you’re a cheater if you don’t edit the video and just take one that’s under 30 πŸ˜‰

So…apparently, OneTrueMedia puts watermarks all around your video if you don’t want to pay…I swear, the video itself is only 30 seconds…the crap around it added about 15 more though!

Fishful Thinking: Video

This (very short) video is a GREAT reminder for how we can raise happy, optimistic children. I know you know it all already, but I enjoyed it, and it made me smile. So now I’m sharing it with you πŸ™‚

I really wanted to embed it, but for some reason, WordPress isn’t letting me, so here’s the link:
Fishful Thinking Video

I’ll keep trying…

Full Disclosure: I’m a Fishful Thinking Ambassador.. .if you click the link, I will receive incentive points. However…I would NEVER sign up for something like this if I didn’t believe in it. And I would participate (and pass the information along) even if I didn’t get the points πŸ™‚

Thursday Theater – OMG

Goddess hosts Thursday Theater. Wanna join in? Go add your name to the list!

This week’s theme is OMG: Anything that made you say, β€œOMG, I have to get this on video.”  Whether unbearable cuteness, ungodly messes, a clever new trick, or something that just screams β€œdocument me!”

Yep. I got that. We pulled out some things from the dress-up box on Monday… and even Logan wanted in on the fun.

(16 seconds)
Burke and Maggie – Pirate Dancers



(14 seconds)
Burke (and Daddy) sing the “Logan and Burke” song…while Logan (dressed in a tutu he refused to let me take off of him) beatboxes in the background.


And just so you get the whole picture, here are a few still shots.

Pirate Maggie

Pirate Maggie

Pirate Burke

Pirate Burke

Easter Logan

Easter Logan


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