I had my first opportunity today to play with a “Flip” brand flash video recorder. (Specifically, the Flip Ultra.) Wow! I was very impressed. Light, small, easy to use, and battery operated. Without installing any software the AVI video files could be played on my Mac laptop in QuickTime Player. To import a video into iMovie HD 6, however, I had to install the additional QuickTime video codec which came on the camera’s flash drive. No cable was required, like my Olympus WS-110 audio recorder the Flip Video plugs directly into a USB port. I was very impressed and hope we can create a “phase 2” workshop for our Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital storytelling project that involves the use Flip video cameras.
Here is a picture I snapped with my iPhone of the Flip camera on it’s small, cute but functional mini-tripod. (This is my first iPhone mobile blogged post here, btw. I edited the post to add links– mobile blogging is great, but I don’t think it’s possible to link text easily within a post, at least with the iPhone WordPress app.)
Addition: Although this was my first opportunity to personally use a Flip Video camera, I have been using a different Flash-based camcorder (the discontinued Sony GC-1) for a couple months now. See my posts “The cutest 5 year old dancer you’ve ever seen,” Searching for the ideal StoryChaser camera, “Transformative power of flash-based video cameras,” “Railroads and virtual connections,” “72 Years of Free Barbeque,” and “Storychasing the 2008 XIT Rodeo and Ranch” for more on the value and potential of Flash-based video recorders/cameras.
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