Flip Video - Taking It To The Streets

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

 For those of you from my musical era, do I hear you thinking "Doobie Brothers" right now? LOL!~ I recently received my Flip Video Camera from Bob at ActiveRain. I was asked to demo the camera along with an on-line Video editing and production platform called Mixpo, Video Advertising for small and medium sized businesses. This past week, I had the chance to "Take It To The Streets" and use them both in the field.

I was given an opportunity to meet up with a few of the other ActiveRain members, so I wanted to put the camera and Mixpo to the test. This is just one way to use the Flip Video and on-line editing applications to produce many types of Marketing, Advertising, and Educational campaigns. The following is an interview from my new "Flip Video Series" with fellow ActiveRain member and Author, Steve Snyder. Co-Author of "Secrets to Buying a Home with Little of No Money Down". This is my first attempt at using both the Flip Video Camera and Mixpo as new tools for Blogging.



This second video I have added was an opportunity to meet and interview with Steve and Diana Turnbloom from Turnbloom and Associates. (actually, I kind of cornered them into a doorway..LOL!) This one was filmed on the street in front of Biso Ristorante, a quaint little Italian restaurant located in the back streets of Downtown Vallejo. It was recorded at night time to test and demonstrate the quality of the Flip Video in low light situations. This interview gives true meaning to "Taking It To The Streets!"




The Flip Video camera is simple to use. Just pull from your pocket (it's that small) power on, point at subject, push the red button and record. When done, just "Flip" the USB (built into the camera) plug into your computer, drag and drop your video on to your desktop, and you're done! The Video editing at Mixpo is just as easy. More on that later...

Look for future posts in this "Flip Video Series" on the "How -To" and "ways to use video and mixpo" as part of your business marketing and advertising. This is very cool and really fun stuff. Did I mention that "I Love My Job?" :-)

To see a couple other members who have posted using the "Flip Video", try the Exclusive-Interview-with-Kelan or maybe I-Must-Love-Rich.

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Brad Andersohn
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Mara - I did catch up on some much needed rest on the weekend retreat with some really great friends.  Took some great video, and enjoyed the mountain air and relaxation. Thanks!!  :-)
Apr 06, 2008 07:16 PM #151
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Bill - great to know you're on board.  I'll be doing some flip video instruction posts and some mixpo posts as well.  Should be the first part of this next week, just got back into town.  Thanks for stopping by my friend.  :-)
Apr 06, 2008 07:18 PM #152
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Candis - then go get one. You'll love it! 
Apr 06, 2008 07:19 PM #153
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Katerina - hopefully you got this corrected. If not, let me know when we chat on the phone tomorrow, and we'll try and get that fixed for you too.  Call me anytime after 8:00am PST.  Hope you had a great weekend, looking forward to helping you with MIXPO in the morning.  :-)
Apr 06, 2008 07:21 PM #154
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Margaret - I am using the Flip Video 2 gig (i hour) video camera.  Not sure on the price, they vary from 100 - 150 dollars.  The quality on the computer and the TV is absolutely incredible.  I have been using it mostly for samples like the above interviews, and mostly on computer.  There is an HD setting within the MIXPO platform that really shows the quality of the video from this camera.  No need to get one if you are happy with the one you already have. If you don't have a video camera, I do highly recommend the Flip Video for your Real Estate tool box.
Apr 06, 2008 07:26 PM #155
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To the unknown commenter - Bob is the Community Evangelist for ActiveRain.  I'm sure that for the right price, he can get you a camera too, but I suggest ordering it online, or picking one up from Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart etc.  They are very inexpensive, and worth the price for the quality and ease of use. Hope that helps you out.  :-) Thanks for being willing to test out some of the technology here, we'd love to see your video contributions. :-)
Apr 06, 2008 07:30 PM #156
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Allison Stewart
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I have been seriously looking around for which video would be most user friendly.  Thanks for the endorsement- I will have to get one!
Apr 06, 2008 09:44 PM #157
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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Brad, Thanks so much for the info on the flip camera. It seems to have great quality and sounds simple enough for even me to use! I'm new to AR, and loving all of the info I'm getting. Thanks again! Elizabeth www.Huntsville-Realestate.com
Apr 07, 2008 12:14 AM #158
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Allison - You can spend more, and get more features, but for the price, I think the Flip Video is a great buy!  Very Easy to use.
Apr 07, 2008 02:13 AM #159
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Elizabeth - welcome to AR and our community.  You will find this place to be one of the most powerful and useful resources to your business, at least I did when I first started and I still do.  Let me know if I can help you out in any way.  Looking forward to your contributions and success stories here as well.  :-)))
Apr 07, 2008 02:16 AM #160
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I've had a FlipVideo camera since December.  I love it!!  It is with me wherever I go ... well 90% of the time.  Haven't used it for real estate yet - but plan to.  I have found that the quality is significantly less on full zoom, but it does a great job otherwise.  I highly recommend it.
Apr 07, 2008 12:47 PM #161
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Cool stuff!  I need to bring video creation onboard in the 3rd quarter of 08
Apr 07, 2008 01:16 PM #162
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Tina - thanks for sharing that, I haven't used the zoom much yet, but I have only been doing interviews so I haven't needed to.  Glad you think the camera is worthy of owning.  Can't wait to see what you'll be doing with it regarding Real Estate.  Hopefully you entered the ActiveRain Video contest, if not, you should! :-))
Apr 07, 2008 03:00 PM #163
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My Notary Friend, there's never a bad time to start incorporating video into your Blog ad Business.  Looking forward to your 3rd quarter 08 posts! :-)
Apr 07, 2008 03:43 PM #164
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What a Rush!  Steve Snyder is a friend of mine for over 13 years!  It caught me totally off guard to see him pop up on the screen!  Great job, Brad and Steve

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Apr 11, 2008 10:51 AM #165
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Steve - that is the power of ActiveRain, once again displayed for the world to see.  Call me next week, maybe the three of us can go do lunch or coffee.  I think this is so cool.  My brother found me here on AR after being disconnected for over 41 years!  The power in the rain is unmeasurable!!  :-))))
Apr 12, 2008 07:40 AM #166
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Michael Sahlman
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Awesome little gadget. Something else to add to my to-buy list.

Jul 02, 2008 12:14 AM #167
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Michael, you'll love it!  :-)

Jul 03, 2008 09:00 AM #168
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Flip Video Rocks.  ANy one know where to pick one up at a good price?

Nov 23, 2008 02:34 PM #169
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Benjamin - online is cheapest, otherwise I have seen them at Best Buy, Target, WalMart, KMart, Wolfe and Ritz camera, but I would try D&H Photo online.  The Largest camera warehouse with the best pricing and no sales tax.  Good luck and happy hunting.  :-)

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