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Flippin' 'eck - this is good!,
This review is from: Flip Mino HD 3rd Generation 60 minutes recording, 4GB Memory & Image Stabilisation - Brushed Metal (Electronics)
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The best things about the Flip MinoHD has got to be it's compact size and how easy it is to use, the touch sensitive controls are easily mastered in a couple of minutes.
Approximately the same size as a chunky mobile phone it's easy to stick in your pocket or bag and comes in a presentation box with a wrist strap and soft case to protect it included. It has a mini HDMI port that you can use to connect it to a TV using a Type A to C HDMI cable (not included) - after purchasing one I discovered that it wasn't really necessary as I can play the video clips via the USB port on my TV or PVR, great quality playback by either method.
Just switch it on at the side and press the big red button to start recording then press it again to stop. To connect to your laptop/pc is a case of pressing a button to flip up the built in USB connector. Charging is also via the usb connector. The preloaded software should automatically install when you connect to a PC/Laptop the first time - mine didn't, but browsing to it and locating the 'setup exe' through the 'My Computer' menu was easy enough. The FlipShare software allows you to email, share through facebook or other sites, or send your video clips as greeting cards. There is also a support section within the FlipShare software which has some useful additional information.
For something so small the quality of picture and sound is very good and it also performs well in dim lighting conditions.
Update: Two months on my Flip died on me, I went to switch it on and nothing - completely dead. My first thought was that the battery was flat but after 4 hours charging despite the charging light glowing still nothing. The User guide advises to press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to reset but this did nothing. I searched the internet to see if there was support offered via a manufacturer website and came across a really helpful YouTube video advising there is another reset button hidden in the tripod mount hole and after pushing the end of a paperclip into the hole for 5 secs then switching my flip on, it came back to life.
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Initial post: 21 Dec 2010 14:12:39 GMT
Flickering Ember says:
Great review. It does amaze me how often they keep updating these items. I only got a second generation Flip camera in September!!
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2013 15:02:05 BDT
Pauline 217 says:
I bought my Flip in September 2011,it was so easy to use and transfer to my PC and got some great results.One year on it suddenly locked up,just a few days after the 12 month warranty ran out.I tried to charge it ,no luck,found a helpline number on the internet who told me several solutions which I had already tried, including inserting the end of a paperclip into the socket for a tripod.So my little camcorder I was so pleased with is now lying obsolete in a draw.
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