To understand the miniaturization of video equipment you have to go back to the first moon landing in July 1969. Just in case the lunar module didn't perform as expected the astronauts set up a video camera and trained it on their spaceship. The usual count down proceeded and then suddenly the thing was gone. Lunar gravity being one sixth of that of earth and the module being so light it was on screen about a half a second. Later versions had motorized tracking devices to follow it as it ascended to meet up in lunar orbit with the command capsule. Now the point of this commentary is that until Apollo XI most people thought of television cameras as 800 pound gorillas, put on carts on studio floors where they would be moved about by a helper as the cameraman focused in on a subject. The space race produced smaller camera and set in motion a new race for the smallest camera of them all. I can't say for sure if the Mino is the winner of that forty year race, but it definitely finished in the money. I keep it in my pants pocket (try that with a studio camera) and use it whenever something interesting happens. The video quality is excellent and the microphone is surprisingly sensitive. It is a great You-tube accessory. It's 60 minute storage capacity is more than adequate. While it lacks most bells and whistles it really doesn't need them.
It's been a roller-coaster news day. I was delighted to hear that Glenn Beck has been canceled, though they apparently denied the requests for him to be shot too, but dismayed to hear that Cisco is canceling the Flip video. My parents will finally have no choice but to recognize that their cell phones have cameras that do exactly the same thing.
This camera is something else. It is no bigger than the average cell phone and is very light weight. It comes with a sleek velvet material case to protect it when you transport it to film your movie. The screen on the back is a little smaller than I expected but I manged to deal with it because the quality is unlike any other video camera i have used. You are able to hit the power button and less than three seconds you are ready to film. I … more
1. Appearance: Yay: Sleek, smooth, shiny glossy black finish; trim and slim Nay: Fingerprints!!! 2. Weight: Yay: Only 3.3 ounces 3. Responsiveness: Yay: The buttons are touch sensitive, and they light up. It's a lot easier to start and stop filming, view and delete videos than the earlier model. 4. Specs: Yay: 60 minutes … more
The Flip Video Camcorder is a nice piece of electronics. For many people this may be the only camcorder that they will ever need. However, while this version is pretty good - I would recommend considering the newer models (see video review). Pros- - Handy little camera - easy to carry around - Decent movie quality - while it is not great it is certainly good enough for YouTube - Included software is pretty intuitive - … more
The Flip Camera is what it is: a lightweight, easy to carry, easy to use video camera that does what it's supposed to do for not a lot of money. It comes complete with a usb plug so it can be connected directly to a computer for easy uploading (no hunting for a cord), and it works with both a pc and a mac (I've used both). It's so easy to use that I've let my students at school use it to cover events and then upload them independently of me, and they never have an issue with how to operate it. In … more
I try lawsuits for a living. The law has been very good to me in the sense that I am able to do what I love for people who need my help. I take pride in what I do, and understand that my profession … more
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