Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Flip videos - advice?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    St. Albans
    Posts
    2,388
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 270 Times in 140 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Flip videos - advice?

    Anyone into the Flip video?

    I want some advice on model to go for. Of course, from a single model it now seems to have exploded with variants - and price points on Amazon from 77 - 170+.

    My need is for basic, reasonable quality vid. Length of vid. not so important - 60 mins is plenty.

    Any thoughts/experiences?

    PS Are Sony releasing a similar-ish product? Anyone tried it?
    Last edited by JiveLad; 23rd-January-2009 at 10:21 AM.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    472
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    Anyone into the Flip video?

    I want some advice on model to go for. Of course, from a single model it now seems to have exploded with variants - and price points on Amazon from 77 - 170+.

    My need is for basic, reasonable quality vid. Length of vid. not so important - 60 mins is plenty.

    Any thoughts/experiences?

    PS Are Sony releasing a similar-ish product? Anyone tried it?
    I've been involved in a project to get departments to film their own video content and upload it to YouTube. We considered the Flip, the Creative Vado and the Kodak ni6. In the end, we went with the Kodak. The video quality was better, and wider angle than the other two cameras, but the real bonus was that the Kodak can use external sd memory cards, whereas the other two can't. You can watch a comparison of all three on YouTube here:

  3. 2 'Thanks':

    bigdjiver (23rd-January-2009), JiveLad (23rd-January-2009)

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    St. Albans
    Posts
    2,388
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 270 Times in 140 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsichorea View Post
    I've been involved in a project to get departments to film their own video content and upload it to YouTube. We considered the Flip, the Creative Vado and the Kodak ni6. In the end, we went with the Kodak. The video quality was better, and wider angle than the other two cameras, but the real bonus was that the Kodak can use external sd memory cards, whereas the other two can't. You can watch a comparison of all three on YouTube here:

    It seems that the dude in the video is recommending the Creative.....because of it's wide angle and more natural skin tones/quality of picture. Did you see the You Tube before or after you bought them?

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    472
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveLad View Post
    It seems that the dude in the video is recommending the Creative.....because of it's wide angle and more natural skin tones/quality of picture. Did you see the You Tube before or after you bought them?
    I watched all three clips before deciding to go with the Kodak - the wide angle and the expandable memory was the clincher. Other than that, it was subjective, I just liked the look of the video created by the Kodak.

    The weakness of all three is that picture quality degrades in dim light, which makes it difficult to film dance events (if that's what you're planning on doing!).

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    St. Albans
    Posts
    2,388
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 270 Times in 140 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsichorea View Post
    I watched all three clips before deciding to go with the Kodak - the wide angle and the expandable memory was the clincher. Other than that, it was subjective, I just liked the look of the video created by the Kodak.

    The weakness of all three is that picture quality degrades in dim light, which makes it difficult to film dance events (if that's what you're planning on doing!).
    Not for dance events. More for the impending trip 'down under'.....wedding etc......

    I think from the quality of the YouTube clips - it seems that for dance events, some kind of specialist night vision camera might be appropriate.

  7. #6
    Forum Bombshell - Our Queen! Lory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    9,918
    Thanks
    813
    Thanked 1,241 Times in 653 Posts

    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    14

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Two questions... does anyone know what format these cameras record in and are they compatible with iMovie?

    Secondly, I was just wondering if any of them could be fitted to a tripod, I couldn't tell from the pictures i've seen of them.
    MODERATOR AT YOUR SERVICE
    "If you're going to do something tonight, that you know you'll be sorry for in the morning, plan a lie in." Lorraine

  8. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    472
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    Two questions... does anyone know what format these cameras record in and are they compatible with iMovie?

    Secondly, I was just wondering if any of them could be fitted to a tripod, I couldn't tell from the pictures i've seen of them.
    I know the Zi6 can take a tripod, and I think the other two can as well.

    The Flip works with Imovie and shoots in H.264 MP4, and I know people who have used it with iMovie.

    The new version of Windows Movie Maker will take pretty much anything you throw at it as well.

  9. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    St. Albans
    Posts
    2,388
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 270 Times in 140 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Flip videos - advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsichorea View Post
    I know the Zi6 can take a tripod, and I think the other two can as well.

    The Flip works with Imovie and shoots in H.264 MP4, and I know people who have used it with iMovie.

    The new version of Windows Movie Maker will take pretty much anything you throw at it as well.
    And I could see in Amazon that there were tripod accessories for the Flip.....

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Advice on clothing for freestyle events!
    By HoneyB in forum Beginners corner
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 30th-January-2009, 12:39 PM
  2. Advice on leading a Step Accross.
    By Phil_dB in forum Beginners corner
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 20th-November-2008, 04:09 PM
  3. Help with Videos please
    By DD+ in forum Geeks' Corner
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 18th-November-2008, 12:30 PM
  4. 101 Really Useful Websites - from the Independant
    By McJester in forum Geeks' Corner
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14th-June-2007, 01:56 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •