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Flip MinoHD (Current Gen) with FlipShare TV Wireless A/V Extender

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TechGuy125


quality posts: 22 Private Messages TechGuy125

bsmith1


quality posts: 103 Private Messages bsmith1

Ha! Cuz they ain't gonna make 'em no more.

shutts67


quality posts: 17 Private Messages shutts67

How exactly is there a "current gen"?

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ortatires


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ortatires

bobert1634


quality posts: 4 Private Messages bobert1634

Really a shame Cisco is discontinuing the product line.

suppersam


quality posts: 3 Private Messages suppersam

And the great news is it will never be outdated! This one will never be "the old one"

sixdolla


quality posts: 24 Private Messages sixdolla

The stabilizing feature might just be enough for me to forgive the 720p on this.

allindy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages allindy

I got a Flip UltraHD Video Camera last month and it really fulfills all my needs..

haku


quality posts: 1 Private Messages haku


these are highly rated and the people love them.

Cisco why has thou forsaken us !

i wish i was not flat broke, or i would be buying at least one.

SARdog


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SARdog

"Latest generation", they should have said the "Last Generation". I sure would hate to try to get warranty repair in a few months.

elbob1023


quality posts: 11 Private Messages elbob1023

I have one of the 8 gig models. I like it a lot. Especially since I snagged it for $70 in a silent auction.

TechGuy125


quality posts: 22 Private Messages TechGuy125
SARdog wrote:"Latest generation", they should have said the "Last Generation". I sure would hate to try to get warranty repair in a few months.



I have personally dealt with Cisco Business and Consumer product support and have always been happy. One of few companies I can say that about.

sixdolla


quality posts: 24 Private Messages sixdolla

Low light footage is horribly grainy on all the flips too.

AlienZulu


quality posts: 11 Private Messages AlienZulu

by "Current Gen" i think you really mean "Last Gen"

SARdog


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SARdog
TechGuy125 wrote:I have personally dealt with Cisco Business and Consumer product support and have always been happy. One of few companies I can say that about.



But they are closing the Flip part of their company down.

elbob1023


quality posts: 11 Private Messages elbob1023

The biggest problem I've had with my camera is finding something worth recording. Adulthood is boring.

tetchypoo


quality posts: 4 Private Messages tetchypoo
sixdolla wrote:Low light footage is horribly grainy on all the flips too.



With an image sensor the size of a pinhead, this isn't news. You aren't using these things to make works of art; it's a fun, fast video option. That's about it.

TechGuy125


quality posts: 22 Private Messages TechGuy125
SARdog wrote:But they are closing the Flip part of their company down.



They don't make other products as well like the WRT54G. But they still support it. If your that worried about it don't buy it. But I'm telling you they are good for it.

jaamzw


quality posts: 5 Private Messages jaamzw
suppersam wrote:And the great news is it will never be outdated! This one will never be "the old one"



just like that last 8 track player will never be 'the old one'.
/s

ozymandias2


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ozymandias2

I'm still waiting for woot to offer the UltraHD -- the one that has a waterproof case, sO I can take it Scuba diving. I have an original Flip, and MinoHD (from woot) and I like them both -- and use them fairly often.

TechGuy125


quality posts: 22 Private Messages TechGuy125
ozymandias2 wrote:I'm still waiting for woot to offer the UltraHD -- the one that has a waterproof case, sO I can take it Scuba diving. I have an original Flip, and MinoHD (from woot) and I like them both -- and use them fairly often.



Here is the one I use, Its awesome!

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1390239

sdc100


quality posts: 503 Private Messages sdc100

I'm not a fan of The Flip. It is one of the most overhyped, overpriced and underpowered gadgets out there. AND ... it's been discontinued by Cisco. No big loss.

Why I hate it:

1) Of all the palm type camcorders out there, Flips have the fewest features. Compare with models from Creative, Kodak, JVC, Sony, etc. Most are even cheaper. Essentially, you're paying for the status symbolism and he gorgeous box it comes in. I have a Flip and a Kodak which cost half as much and I use the Kodak about 90% of the time (even though I hate the MOV format used by Kodak).

Those who tout The Flip for its simplicity should realize that all these palmcorders are point-and-shoot. Just Turn on, press Record. But other models like my cheap and very old Kodak Zi6 ($49 refurbed) offer Still Photo, multiple modes to save space (i.e. VGA, 30fps, 60fps), multiple play speeds, etc.

2) It's the only model I know of that can't do still photos. Instead, you need to do a screen capture on your computer. Even $20 Chinese-made camcorders do still photos.

3) It's one of the very few models that doesn't use removable SD memory. That means that you need to be by a computer to free memory. Since you can't Pause while recording, you'll have a lot of junk footage wasting space. In other words, you'll easily fill up the 1 hr capacity of this Flip. With the popularity of smartphones and iPads, fewer and fewer people are dragging their laptops on vacation. Do you really want to dump 4gb of videos onto your iPad (if that's even possible) given that some models only have 8gb total? What to do then on a 7 day vacation??? Removable memory also allows me to quickly share my videos with friends. The lack of removable memory is one of the biggest problems of the Flip line.

4) The famous Flip arm is actually one of the worst features. First, it's fragile and not replaceable. Second, it takes up lots of space. Few people have enough desk space to have this jutting out a laptop. And you certainly can't suspend this out a desktop's USB port without breaking the Flip arm. In other words, you'll likely end up using a USB extension cord which defeats the whole purpose and novelty of the Flip arm. A MUCH better solution is the built-in USB cord on the Creative Vado. Or a simple old fashion USB port that uses an EASILY replaceable $2 USB cord. But then the Flip wouldn't be The Flip, right?

phacopida


quality posts: 63 Private Messages phacopida

Is the Flipshare software decent enough for editing videos?

phazeprod


quality posts: 8 Private Messages phazeprod

This is like paying for the flipshare TV technology, which frankly, intrigues me, and getting the flip camera for about twenty bucks. I'm mulling.

yeawuteva


quality posts: 115 Private Messages yeawuteva

Flip Flip Flipadelphia

hurricanechelsea


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hurricanechelsea
phacopida wrote:Is the Flipshare software decent enough for editing videos?



For really basic things, like trimming the video and putting it together, it's fine. If you're using really really short clips, it can be annoying, because it won't let you do anything under 3 seconds. Overall, though, it's more than I would expect from software that comes with a camera, and it's very easy to use.

I have an older Flip UltraHD (second generation) and we've been pretty happy with it. The .mp4 video is a bit annoying to work with, because if you want to do anything advanced, it can be tricky to get a program that will work with the format, or at least work without crashing. Generally, though, I like the Flip, and I LOVE not having to have an extra cable, since I'm terribly disorganized and cables are the kind of thing that can somehow disappear in the span of five minutes just when you need them.

I recently made a video with the Flip and the indoor, artificial lighting isn't great, but it's not terrible. The shots with natural lighting came out pretty well, I think, but I've never had any kind of fancy video camera to compare it to.

You can see examples of video shot with the Flip on their Facebook fan page.

mistamoose


quality posts: 30 Private Messages mistamoose

It's a mistake for Cisco to discontinue the Flip, dumber still to not even cut a deal to sell off the company or the Flip brand.

I like the Flip UltraHD, despite having other tech to take videos. It's small, convenient, and works fine for what I need it to do. I'd imagine the MinoHD would be even better given its smaller size.

mioux1


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mioux1

How does the video quality compare to the new ipod touch's video capabilities?

andrelook


quality posts: 6 Private Messages andrelook

It bothers me that you can get only 1 resolution from a device like this. There will be times that you want smaller file sizes
and lower computer playback 'overhead' meaning some comuters will struggle to playback HD video.

I watch a lot of video for research projects. Nearly everything I wtch is at 1/2 or 1/4 of 720P resolution. this is plenty of resolution for
research work.. to a discerning eye, mine. 720P is great for a motion picture movie that you're going to sit down to for 2 hours and enjoy
to impress friends. But it's a high enough resolution that it's going to cause you problems when it's the only resolution available to you.

See what another person has to say at Amazon. Click on the 1 star review and find the person 'Bradley J. French'
and see what he has to say.

This is a toy for children with $150 to blow. Are you a child?

Oh.. maybe you are.. see the post below.. (no offense intended to the previous poster)

elbob1023 wrote:The biggest problem I've had with my camera is finding something worth recording. Adulthood is boring.



gantt


quality posts: 11 Private Messages gantt

Engadget was not Enamored with the FlipShare TV:
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/15/flipshare-tv-review/

I've used a MinoHD a couple of times, most recently to record a lecture, and the results were quite good (both video and audio). It's more-or-less human-proof: just press record.

I know the media says these devices have been replaced by smartphone video, but I haven't seen a smartphone that I would have been able to easily screw onto a tripod (as I did for the lecture), and it would have been rather impractical to take calls on my smartphone from people needing to be admitted to the event (as I had to, numerous times) while still capturing video of the event.

I agree with the above point about the flip-out USB arm. It wouldn't plug into any of the 3 USB ports on my laptop without the Flip body being blocked by the surface the laptop was on, and I wouldn't want to put any stress on it. Fortunately I was able to quickly locate a USB extension cable.

I've no experience with FlipShare TV but I wonder about range and interference. From the caveats in the setup guide, I get the feeling your PC better be within a few feet of the TV
receiver and have line-of-sight. It also seems to transmit only Flip videos. It it allowed more flexible placement and allowed me to display anything on my laptop (including browser) on my TV, I might be interested.

fleamarketadict


quality posts: 8 Private Messages fleamarketadict
elbob1023 wrote:The biggest problem I've had with my camera is finding something worth recording. Adulthood is boring.



It was a wise man indeed who said:
You have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up.

An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.

stevef2222


quality posts: 1 Private Messages stevef2222

too pricey for a discontinued close out

Jborelli


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Jborelli

Is the recording format compatable with all TV/DVD players? Meaning, can I burn onto a DVD and watch through any DVD player or only though a computer?

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 95 Private Messages radi0j0hn

A bit like buying the last Yugo that was imported.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

TehCaspia


quality posts: 16 Private Messages TehCaspia

These are great. Too bad Cisco is discontinuing them.

woot changed my signature...apparently linking my old blog was "advertising"...never thought I'd see anyone give Obama a run for his money on being the nanny state...

crazyjessie11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages crazyjessie11

The flip is perfect! (for an 11 year old girl)
The features are awesome! (VS a Commodore 64)
The video quality is great! (better than nothing)

ohratts


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ohratts

I don't want it, I don't need it, and I want the thirty seconds of my life back that I spent looking at it. On second thought... I don't want them back, I'd probably just waste them anyway. Sigh... oh well, off to work to sit in my cubicle for 8 hours! Flip you, Woot!

ohreeds


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ohreeds

Bought a Flip back in 2008 (a Woot). LOVE IT!! Had a full size Sony video cam at the time. Sony is collecting dust in some closet in my house. The Flip, is in my pocket book at all times. Love the portability. The one I have is the 30 minute capacity and that has worked fine.

Who really needs or wants to see more than 5 continuous minutes of anything that is happening with my kids, pets or crazy neighbors who refuse to pull their bedroom blinds at night.

Budget won't let me woot this today but I will be looking for it to resurface and grab one later. Don't care that they are discontinuing. Have not had one problem with my 3 year old model. Would like to see the waterproof model!!