Flip Video Mino - My new Techy Toy for the Gadget Gal(GG)

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Real Estate Agent with Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. 244213

I am so excited I can't stand it! Yes, I'm a "techy geek" and I just love being on the cutting edge.  Two weeks ago I attended the CRS 206 Technology Course  and I just had to have the Flip Video.  Our instructor, Mike Selvaggio, did a quick demo and it was love at first sight!!  The Flip Video seems incredibly simple and easy to use and takes up to 60 minutes of videos.  So, I ordered one the same day I got back from the class.  CNET has a gadget blog where they posted a slideshow on the Flip Mino unveiling which I thought I'd share with those who might be interested.   

The Fedex guy came to my house on Thursday with my new Flip Mino Video and I wasn't home -Imagine that (they require a signature for delivery).!! Then I had to head out of town to Pinehurst for the State Tennis Tournament.  So, I have to pick up my Flip Video tomorrow at the FedEx office in Durham.   

In route to picking up my new "techy toy" I thought I'd pull up a few tutorials on the Flip Video and share the Best of Active Rain FlipVideo blogs for your reference.  Actualy, Brad Andersohn's Flip Video series says it all.  You can find his series here:

Even Business Week wrote an article called Pure Digital Flips the Script demonstrating how a bare bones camcorder can compete with giants like Sony!  More articles related to the Flip Video can be found here

Now that we have that out of the way I'm ready to start using my Flip Video! 

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Rainmaker
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Donna Yates Real Estate - serving
ReMax Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
North Georgia Metro & Mountains

Tracy:  Great references and I'm think I'm going to flip for a flip very soon.

Jul 20, 2008 11:28 AM #44
Rainmaker
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Donna Yates Real Estate - serving
ReMax Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
North Georgia Metro & Mountains

Tracy:  Just ordered the White Flip Mino from Amazon and can't wait unti I get it !  Thanks for the great information you've been providing.

Jul 20, 2008 12:24 PM #45
Rainer
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Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
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Hi Tracy,

 

i ahve just orderd mine, I am so excited to get it!

Jul 26, 2008 09:44 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Donna Yates Real Estate - serving
ReMax Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
North Georgia Metro & Mountains

Tracy:  Got my Flip and am having a blast with it!  I showed it to another agent in my office today and she turned around and ordered one.  Now, I just need to figure out how to put the movie on my AR blog.  Love my Flip !

Jul 29, 2008 09:01 PM #47
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Hi Donna,

I brought mine in the office and 3 or 4 agents have bought one.  I think they are intimidated and haven't taken theirs out of the box yet.  However, it truly is EASY to use. 

 

Jul 30, 2008 07:47 AM #48
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Ted Mackel
Keller Williams Realty Simi Valley - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Real Estate Agent

Tracy,

I have played around with the Flip Ultra and have several posts on my AR blog.  Flip is a great solution if that is the only video camera you have, however I believe that if you have a MiniDV tape camcorder (as many of us parents already do), that a good camcorder with the digital tape is better for self produced listing videos. 

For video blogging, I love the FLIP!  My listings and other community projects will b produced with my MiniDV camcorder.

Embed some of your videos as soon as you get them uploaded.

Jul 31, 2008 11:23 AM #49
Rainmaker
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Jackie Kyles
Keller Williams Realty - Rock Hill, SC
ABR, CNE, SFR

I have a little cheap version of the video camera. It cost about $100 at Walgreens and it works great! I use it to video tape my listings and upload them to Realtor.com

Jul 31, 2008 11:39 AM #50
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Bob Black
Williams & Stuart Real Estate - Cranston, RI

I got mine today!  I'm so excited about using it.

Jul 31, 2008 02:11 PM #51
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

Jackie,

YOu bought it at Walgreens?  WOW! I got my flip video for $100! I bought the cheaper one and it works great too!

 

Go for it Bob!

Jul 31, 2008 06:13 PM #52
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Great info....am going to check out the info you provided.

Jul 31, 2008 07:22 PM #53
Rainmaker
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

This looks awesome - thanks so much for sharing - this is surely something that I will love to use!

Jul 31, 2008 08:44 PM #54
Rainmaker
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Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC

Hi Tracy,

I just got mine today!!  I'm pumped, and can't wait to start using it.  You did start a group for this didn't you?  I need some insight, and thanks so much for blogging about the "flip"

Dick Beals

Sep 03, 2008 09:15 PM #55
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Lisa Southern
Keller Williams - Raleigh, NC
Lisa Southern Real Estate

Hi Techy Girl,

 Now I have to buy another toy.... Thanks for doing the research for me!!

Sep 08, 2008 10:40 PM #56
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

I thought you already have one?  Now it's time to use it girl.

 

Sep 09, 2008 03:16 PM #57
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Dawn Coulter
Key Partners Realty, LLC - Bloomsburg, PA
e-PRO, One America

I just ordered my own & I'm chomping at the bit waiting for it to arrive!

My office caught onto this concept & I'm proud to say is the first in our area to introduce this new marketing idea!  Since I'm impatient & don't want to wait till one of the 3 becomes available to try, I just ordered my own on Amazon.

I'll play with it & let you know how user friendly it is....after all, I am computer/techno challenged!

Sep 21, 2008 07:47 AM #58
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Tracy Santrock
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Realtor

I'm working on a video post based on some pictures that I'm going to merge together, add music, etc on my area.  I think it will send a powerful message.  I'm also working on embedding these into my profile.  It's really progressive thinking!

Sep 21, 2008 08:03 AM #59
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Henry Guzman

With this Flip-Vidio, can you upload to Realtor.com

Dec 12, 2008 10:35 AM #60
Rainmaker
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Mark Corbett
The Buyer's Choice - Providence, RI

Hi Tracy,

enjoyed your post on your flip mino, I just purchased the ultra flip 60min from Circuit City since they were going out of business they were 30% off. I purchased two one for myself and one for my mother. Can't wait to take my first video with it!

Feb 13, 2009 11:46 PM #61
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J Herbert

I bought a flip for my son and thing i like is that the buyer can design flip camera before they buy it . I uploaded pic from the my son computer of one fav bands ( with out him Knowing) it was so easly to do you should of see his face when he got it.

Now i read that Cisco has spent $590 million for Pure Digital Technologies the makers of the flip video. I only see the flip going from strength to strenght.

FLIP ULTRA HD VIDEO CAMCORDER

Jan 12, 2010 05:08 AM #62
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Phil Leng
Keller Williams Eastside Market Center - Kirkland, WA
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Hi Tracy,

What a great post.

So many terrific links.

Thanks

PHil

Dec 26, 2010 05:07 AM #63
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