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Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-27-2009, 7:32 PM Reply   
Picked up a FlipHD and a MacBook Pro for Christmas and had to play around with them. Definitely a learning curve to editing with the Mac, but its pretty rad. I was blown away by the quality of the Flip's footage and after some of the recent threads about these things I figured I'd share:

Old     (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-28-2009, 8:04 AM Reply   
What program did you use to edit? Did you use the Flip editing program or another one on your computer?
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-28-2009, 8:45 AM Reply   
iMovie... I'm going to Final Cut but I'm using iMovie for now to get used to the Mac.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       12-28-2009, 8:49 AM Reply   
wow, i bought one of those for the wife for xmas. Video quality is top notch!
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-28-2009, 9:00 AM Reply   
Is the frame rate always that low on HD or did you do that for effect?
Old     (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-28-2009, 9:11 AM Reply   
John, the frame rate is 30 fps in 720p if I remember correctly. I figure if they could go to 60 fps it might take some of the jerkiness out of it. Or, maybe some editing software may be able to help this. This is one reason I was looking at the Kodak Zi8. It records at 30 or 60 fps in 720p and 30 fps in 1080p. I just can't make up my mind. I like the waterproof housing for the Flip, but like the 60 fps of the Kodak.

The video quality on Luker's edit looks very good except for the shakiness.
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-28-2009, 10:02 AM Reply   
30fps at 720. 60 would help but I'm pretty sure at 30 the jerkiness is unavoidable.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       12-28-2009, 11:47 AM Reply   
I was only seeing about 5 fps. But it's my computer. I rewatched it in a window instead of full screen and it was much smoother.
Old     (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-28-2009, 12:06 PM Reply   
Stupid question here. I'm super new into taking video but I did buy the Flip UltraHD, mainly for wakeboarding videos. What do you guys mean when you are talking about the frame rate? I know fps = frames per second, but is that something that you can choose on the editing software you are using, or is that a function on the flip that I haven't found? That is my biggest issue is the shakiness when filming from the boat.
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-28-2009, 12:20 PM Reply   
Quality looks great. Nice song choice.
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-28-2009, 1:49 PM Reply   
Frame rate is built in to the camera. Kinda like shutter speed... some can be adjusted I think... but the Flip is fixed at 30fps. I think I've heard of some softwares that can remove some of the shake, but I may be dreaming.

You kinda have to take this camera for what it is... you can't replace a nice HD camera, the Flip is just a nice way to mix things up for very little che$$e
Old     (vrider202)      Join Date: May 2008       12-28-2009, 2:01 PM Reply   
I'm loving mine. Taped a couple Christmas greetings, plugged the Flip into my laptop, typed in friends email adresses....and's that easy.
Old     (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-01-2010, 7:30 PM Reply   
I love the sh*t out of mine..had it for 2-3 wks the HD. The software is awesome, quick and easy! its for the boat and making films and learning what your doing wrong on your ride. LOL! Jet

love the cash song. sweet...

(Message edited by andrewjet on January 01, 2010)
Old     (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-01-2010, 7:31 PM Reply   
Anyone have any shots of the rider behind the boat? Im interested in seeing the zoom in action? jet
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-01-2010, 9:36 PM Reply   
Very nice quality. Does imovie come with a MAC? The window's "movie maker" is pretty so-so.
Old     (tsteeb)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-01-2010, 9:45 PM Reply   
imovie does come with a mac GD
I love my flip so easy to use and pretty good quality, can't wait to try my water housing for it.

(Message edited by tsteeb on January 01, 2010)
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-02-2010, 7:55 AM Reply   
I can't speak for the HD version, but I got a flip mino for xmas and I love it. I've made videos of dirtbiking, workout videos for my business, snowboarding, and our new years party. The software it comes with allows only for basic editing, but you cn throw together a quick video in 15 minutes. The mino is super small. It's in my pocket all the time.
Old     (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-02-2010, 9:03 AM Reply   
Yeah! I've done family videos, fun videos and work videos too. Are they water proof?? i have the HD/Blk version..waterproof?? Jet

jarrod, I've made work videos too. check them out on facebook under coolmyatticnow. where can I see yours?

(Message edited by andrewjet on January 02, 2010)
Old     (torontothunder)      Join Date: Feb 2009       01-02-2010, 2:36 PM Reply   
Hey Luker,

The new iMovie will remove the shake if you apply the "Stabilization" effect. I was surprised how well it worked.
Old     (cwfunrider)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-02-2010, 3:48 PM Reply   

They make a waterproof housing that completely encapsulates the Ultra HD while maintaining all functionality. Supposed to be good down to 30 feet. Search on Amazon, they are like 40 bucks. I got and Ultra HD and the waterproof case for Xmas. Can't wait to use it for things other than messing around the house.
Old     (technarider)      Join Date: Jun 2006       01-02-2010, 9:16 PM Reply   
I go the UltraHD and its great... simple easy... prefect
Old     (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-02-2010, 10:31 PM Reply   
Tower mount or hand held?
Old     (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-04-2010, 7:28 AM Reply   
Hey Mike,

Thanks buddy :-) I will have to try that. I miss you!


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