December 30, 2009

Flip Video Camcorder

I got a MinoHD Flip Video camcorder for Christmas this year. Very very cool. This is a portable video camera that takes excellent HD video. 

This HD camcorder now features 120 minutes of record time and a large, 2" anti-glare display, making it even easier to capture stunning HD video. Video is recorded at 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per seconds (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 file.

The really cool thing is that you can customize the camera on their website. The picture you see is my MinoHD camera, yes its the Haunted Mansion in Disney World.

I already uploaded a video to YouTube, check out what Chatham Light Beach looked like the day after Christmas. It was pretty windy that day, so all you hear is the wind blowing into the camera.

Within hours of taking the Chatham Light footage, we watched the video on a large Sony TV using the HDMI connector on the bottom of the MinoHD. The video quality was very good and everyone that saw it was impress that it came from a small camera.

I had no problems connecting the camera to my PowerBook G4. It plugged into the USB port and iPhoto opened automatically. I was able to export the video from the camera very easily. I didn't have to install anything or configure any software.

I am looking forward to taking lots of videos with the new camera. I already tried the XShot and it works great and definitely a must have accessory to get with the Flip Video Camera.  I also got the USB and HDMI cables with the camera and they work great.

I am looking forward to going on vacation and not having to bring my Sony DCR-TRV720 to take only a few minutes of video. Having a small camera will make it easy to take video whenever I want to, and not be bothered by a large camcorder bag.

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