I got a new "thing" this week. Actually, I got one and returned it and ordered a different one.
Let me explain.
This is my newest toy:
I first ordered the Flip Ultra HD - it arrived and I called customer service to find out how long the FlipShare program normally took to upload, because it seemed to be taking a while.
They have awesome customer service, but in the course of our conversation, I found out that the HD camera needed a much faster processing speed than my computer provided.
Now, I had done my research on this thing (I'm always leary about things being compatible with Vista 64, since I've encountered problem after problem). I never saw where a processor speed was offered as a technicality. So, the video was very choppy.
I called the company I had ordered it from - a certain well known book seller - and they offered to send a UPS label for return and then I ordered the Flip Ultra (not HD), which again, I did my homework on and I had all the necessary crap on my computer to handle it.
I wasn't about to buy a new computer or have a faster processor installed - that would have cost more than a new laptop alone! And, we all know, the Evil Twin's Wife is cheap.
The best news is I saved $50 on the non HD camera and I'm happy as a clam with it.
It can record up to 2 hours of video and it has a handy USB "arm" that flips out to transfer the video from the camera to the computer! It couldn't be any easier. Plus, I can email video, upload it to MySpace, YouTube, etc. very easily.
I'm seeing all kinds of cool video applications for this thing. The Evil Twin sees only one application: dirty home movies. It does have a tripod mount and we do own a tripod... Just please, don't let me end up on some YouP*rn site! LOL.
I actually bought it because we have almost no video footage of Sissy. Buddy has hours and hours on end, but poor Sissy and the 2nd child Syndrome, has very little.
I want to preserve some of her childhood on video too. So, we're off to explore our little Flip and make some fun memories!