Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bombay of the Day: The Flip

If you're like me and frustrated by the difficulty in doing something so seemingly simple as sending a quick video to youtube, or your daughters first recital to Grandma's email, then the Flip is the answer to your prayers! I love this little gadget so much that I have bought several for friends and family, we use it for fun videos at Powder Blue Productions and I made sure to give one away to the recent winners of our So You Think You Can Turbo contest winners and we recently bough all of our top 5 Star Presenters their own Flip cameras too!

Prices range depending on the version that you buy from $55 - $210

Way cool is the size! It's as small as a cell phone. Super easy to keep in your purse for quick unexpected moments that might otherwise go unrecorded! Easy to review and delete on the 2 inch display screen!

The more expensive price range is for HD quality video, which I must say is really quite fab! However, if you don't need really amazing HD quality then the non HD version takes up far less hard drive space, thus making editing a breeze! I also found that the HD version crashed my computer more often. Again... probably a giga-something issue, but I don't have the patience to figure it out! Back to the non HD version for my personal stuff. We use the HD version for work!

I'm not too techy..(shocker) I just know that it works like a charm. It gets its name from the USB plug that "flips" up upon pressing a button. Great idea! All I have to do is point, shoot, flip then plug it into the USB port and bam! Then I have the choice to edit it or directly upload to! Nice! No converting! No cords to lose! It's dummy proof! A must if you have precious childhood memories to capture, need to record yourself teaching, have an idea for a video blog, want to share video tips, or just about any other (hopefully legal) activity you can imagine!

Technical Details from their site!
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
Features one-touch recording and digital zoom
Flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your computer to launch built-in FlipShare software
FlipShare software lets you save and organize your videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies, email your videos, and upload them

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Trainer T.s Fitness said...

I almost got this but got the KodakZi. Everyone I know has this one and loves it!

aileen said...

I'm going to check it out at costco today! I've had my eye on these cameras and now I know I have to get one! :)

don't know if this counts as self improvement but I read Jillian Michaels 'Master Your Metabolism' and it changed my life! As soon as I started eating more organic and no processed foods, the lbs just came off. Also, I'm doing chalean extreme so it's a perfect combination. have a great day!! :)

Susan said...

Here's an AWESOME motivational self-help book by Dr. Judith Beck, a cognitive psychotherapist: "The Beck Diet Solution: Train Yourself to Think Like a Thin Person". It's a six-week working plan that is not just about what food you put into your mouth or how many minutes you exercise. It's about getting your mind straight and understanding the triggers you have and how you can go about reversing those sabotaging ways. This, in addition to my eating plan, ChaLEAN Extreme and my elliptical are going to be the keys to losing my muffintop and saddlebags and being healthy when I decide to get pregnant in the upcoming year.