Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flip Video Cameras

What is a Flip Video?

Flip Videos are pocket-sized, battery-operated, portable camcorders with LCD screens, one-touch recording, and digital zoom. They hold up to 60 minutes of TV-quality video on 1GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required (recording time may vary based on recorded content). A built-in USB adapter plugs directly into your computer for easy uploading and sharing of videos (however, you can only do this on your own computer, not a campus public access computer). Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, share them on YouTube and Grouper, do very simple editing like trimming the beginning and end of your video, and capture still photos from video. Or, you can watch videos instantly on TV with the included cable.

The Circulation Desk at the Dick Smith Library currently has two Flip Videos available for check out for one week loan (no renewal, and overdue fines are $2 per day). The camera comes in a case with cables and instructions.

What can I do with a Flip Video?

Record, edit, and share videos, just like any other video camera.

Since the camera connects directly to your computer, it’s fast and easy to upload videos to the internet or your hard drive, so Flip Videos could be used for simple video assignments:

- To show before and after.
- To demonstrate a procedure or process.
- To entertain or add a personal touch.

Flip Video Tutorials

Introduction to the Flip Camera by (different model, but the same idea):

How to install Flip Video editing software by

How to upload, organize, and share video by

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