I am extremely fond of my Flip Ultra HD camera. Why? Because it’s a darn good piece of equipment. The pocket-sized camera shoots visually pleasing 720p HD video, has storage space for 2 hours of video, and a 7 hour battery life. Yet the features really don’t sell me as much as the simplicity of the device does. The Flip camera has just five buttons; on/off, record, play, delete, and zoom. To download footage on to your computer, you simply plug the camera in and click import. To edit the footage, you just use a basic editing program like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. My point is that it doesn’t get any easier to create good quality videos.
Although I regularly sing Cisco Systems‘ praises through my Twitter account, I wanted to recognize how smart they have been with the creation of this camera. I’m a skateboarder, and like most who share my passion, I regularly film the tricks my friends and I do. For the longest time if you wanted to go film you had to lug around a rather bulky (and expensive) camcorder that you often had to worry about getting stolen. Now with the Flip, you can go out filming and stick the camera in your pocket when you are ready to move on. Once you are done filming for the day, you can go home and quickly edit and share the video with your buddies who anxiously await to see the footage. When I’m not skateboarding with my friends, I’ve also found my Flip camera very useful in filming lectures and presentations at school, “viral” videos, and even interesting things I see in my daily affairs.
The most important aspect of the camera, is that it has made creative expression through digital video very easy to do. The most successful companies and individuals in the world have found ways to make their lives and the lives of others easier and more efficient. The Flip video camera is one of those products that has made my life a little better. So if you’re looking for a new video camera, I’d highly recommend you check out the Flip.