I Can Has Video (in my pocket)

I remember getting access to a super 8mm camera back in high school and shooting some film of a field trip. I also remember the pain of getting the film developed and then having to arrange to borrow a projector just so I could show the film to my classmates.

Ever since then I have been nothing more than a spectator as video production has become more and more accessible to the common man via video tape recorder, mini disk and now digital cameras.

On our last vacation I considered taking a small handheld video DV camera with us just to have, but even the newest palm sized devices were going to be too unwieldy and I opted to forgo the video in favor of my preferred medium of digital still photography.

Now it appears that Pure Digital Technologies has come up with a device to lure me to the dark side. Meet my new friend, the Flip Mino.

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Very impressive specs. It runs about 4 hours on a charge and records up to 60 minutes of video.

Internal Memory: 2GB (60 minutes)
Screen Size: 1.46″ (transflective TFT)
Screen Resolution: 528 x 132 pixels
Video Resolution: 640 x 480

And the size is right. 3.94″ x 1.97″ x 0.63″ (H x W x D) it fits easily into your pocket making it as readily available as a small camera phone.

It’s also very easy to use. Out of the box all I had to do was charge it up and go.

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The software for managing and editing your videos installs right from the device and it make sharing and uploading of your videos quite simple.

3 thoughts on “I Can Has Video (in my pocket)

  1. Wow, that thing takes surprisingly good quality video! For our last vacation, I just got an 8GB memory card for my regular digital camera to take video with.

  2. I got a Flip Ultra after Ian Jukes demonstrated one to a group of teachers at a CATE meeting. I thought it was pretty hot stuff–small enough to take just about everywhere, with better audio/video quality than I expected–but now I want a Mino!

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