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“Flip”ing Easy

We just bought a Flip video camera. I love it. It is so small – I can throw it in my jacket pocket when we go for a walk on the beach. It is easy – it doesn’t have a lot of fancy options, but I never used the “fade” button on our regular video camera anyway. The best part is that it is really easy to share videos via e-mail – no tapes to convert or fancy software to master. You plug the camera into your computer (the USB pops right out of the camera…no cords needed) and the software opens up so that you can download your files. Then, with the click of the mouse, you can publish online/e-mail/edit & create/save & organize.

Last weekend my husband took our daughter to ballet class. It was the last class before the big recital this weekend and my daughter insisted she didn’t know the dance – turns out she wasn’t kidding, she couldn’t even show me one step! Enter, the Flip. We videotaped the class and have been rehearsing in front of the computer ever since. If my daughter actually dances on Saturday, I owe it all to the Flip.



  1. Anonymous July 2, 2009 at 9:03 am

    We love the Flip too! Our school-age daughter loves making videos of our family–including some hilarious bloopers–and it's a great activity for her and her little sister to enjoy doing together.

  2. Anonymous July 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I got my husband a Flip for Father's Day and this weekend we used it for the first time. We used it to film at the beach and a 4th of July parade. I got the HD version and was amazed at the picture quality. We won't get rid of our old camcorder, but the Flip was easy to throw in a zippered section of the beach bag without weighing us down.

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