365 Days of Real Estate & Tech - Day 10 -- Flip Video

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Dynasty

  I went to Costco on December 24th to buy some groceries to make dinner for Christmas. While there I saw a Flip Cam and decided to purchase one. Flip Cams have gain popularity the last few years because they are easy to upload videos using the USB ports and is relatively cheap between $100 to $250. This is a Flip Video Ultra HD Camera with 8GB of memory, which can record about 2 hours of video and cost about $170 and is the exact model below. I thought it would be great to use this to make some videos for vitural tours of my listings and also some videos for my websites.

Flip Cam USB


  My Canon camera have a video function which records pretty decent video but is not as convenient as the Flip Cams in downloading to the computer or uploading to video sharing sites like YouTube or Facebook. Just the time-saving and convenience factor, I believe after using it about 4 times within 2 months would give me the full return on investment. I am planning to spend about an hour a day, 3 days a week within the next 2 weeks to learn more about the flip cams and do some videos and get back with any tips or issues. So far I only used it once about a month ago at a real estate home fair to capture a few short videos of each booths and the video quality were good.

 

Comments (3)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and morning to you Song

Song,
Flip video camera sure do a mighty fine job, for just about any kind of video you might want to do. I own three different models of Flip video cameras. And I like all three of them.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Dec 25, 2010 09:46 PM
The ATC Properties Team
Keller Williams Realty West Monmouth - Rumson, NJ

I use the Flip UltraHD and use it for listed home videos. I use with a tri-pod for side to side panning of each room. Since the frame rate is still rather low for an HD camera you have to be very careful of how quickly you pan. Otherwise you get a tremedously jumpy, amateurish video, which defeats the point.

-DJ

Dec 25, 2010 10:26 PM
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I have the older model and you are right. .they are very convenient for a quick shoot

Dec 26, 2010 12:19 AM