(Closed) Flip Video Cameras??

posted 11 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
Bee
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

LOVE my flip!! (a little obsessed, it’s still new 🙂 )

Post # 18
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Bumping this topic up… I was thinking about asking for this as a Christmas present to have to tape various pre-wedding festivities (showers, bachelorette), as well as the wedding itself and honeymoon.  Anyone else have feedback on how well the Flip works? Also, when it says 2 hours of recording, is this the capacity of the memory card (can fit 2 hours of footage) or the battery life (can tape for 2 hours)?  Thanks!!!

Post # 19
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7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love my Flip! I have a tripod and use it for youtube videos. The picture is very clear

Post # 20
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23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 1999

The company I work for supplies Flip Cameras as part of an edited wedding video package (http://weddings.storymixmedia.com/wedding-video-personal-videos-photos.html).  Flips (especially the newest version) do a good job of taking video.  Obvioiusly they work much better in daylight.  For indoor recpetion footage it will be very dark – which is why you hire a us to make it look good :)The audio is pretty good considering, but you need to be close to the person or speaker if possible.

The Ultra version does take 2hrs of footage and the battery life is 2hrs (you can use AA batteries if it runs out).

Post # 21
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Wannabee

A friend of mine who just got married used a company called Cutterfly. They sent out a package of Flip Cams and we (her friend’s) shot the wedding. Afterwards we sent the package of full Flip Cameras back to them and they edited it down to a sweet video. 
She was super happy with the final product. Check them out.

A friend of mine who just got married used a company called Cutterfly. They sent out a package of Flip Cams and we (her friend’s) shot the wedding. Afterwards we sent the package of full Flip Cameras back to them and they edited it down to a sweet video. 

 

She was super happy with the final product. Check them out.

 

http://www.cutterfly.com

Post # 22
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1403 posts
Bumble bee

Flip product line has been discontinued after being purchased by Cisco Systems.

I would invest in an inexpensive HD video camera.  The flip is not much different than the camera in your iphone or point and shoot camera.  ACtually it’s worse because it doesn’t have image stabilization unless you go with the top of the line model, and most important, there is NO zoom.  A point and shoot video camera at least has a zoom.

I find these useful for candid things like taking short clips of kids taking first steps or just messing around with friends.  They don’t do well in low light and audio pickup is poor.  I guess it depends on what you are looking for.  I view it as a toy and a gadget to fool around with, not take serious video’s that you will be editing and displaying to a lot of people.

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