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The Flip™

Posted: Fri, 1st Jan 2010, 3:24am

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CTFPlaya360

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I'm about to buy a Flip UltraHD camcorder.

It seems like the only HD camcorder that I can afford that appeals to me.

Before I go nuts and buy it, do you think this camera will do well with FxHome Effectslab pro?
Posted: Fri, 1st Jan 2010, 5:26am

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Fxhome Dude

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It's helpful to remember that HD isn't the magic solution to everything. Just because a camera is "HD" it isn't a magic solution to every problem. As our friend PDRG would say, be careful of codecs. They're a mess and can mess up your entire workflow. Try looking for a tape based camera instead, even if it's SD. While the one your looking at will do, keep your receipt and the package. For the price it's one of better ones you can get, but be careful.
Other than that, good luck.
Posted: Fri, 1st Jan 2010, 8:25am

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TemporalCoder

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I quite like the flip.. i have one, just the SD version. It does not replace camera like the HV series.

Avoid panning shots and remember the sound quality is not that good.

Not sure about the HD, but on the SD the clips drop straight into moviemaker as they are traditional Mpegs. So workflow is fairly straight forward.
I have one for school use because of this, any other camera makes classroom use to slow.


err... i don't think this actually answers your question, sorry.

I could probably get you a clip to play with if you like?
Posted: Fri, 1st Jan 2010, 6:11pm

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CTFPlaya360

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Hmmm. What If I just put the Flip clips into Sony Vegas and export them there into FxHome? That'll work.

If anyone has a downloadable sample of raw footage of the Flip UltraHD, that would be great if you could get me that.