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Flip SlideHD Video Camera - White, 16 GB, 4 Hours (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Record up to four hours of HD video
- 3-inch wide touchscreen to show your favorite videos instantly
- Store up to 12 hours of videos and photos in Space Saver format (using FlipShare software)
- Connect the built-in USB arm to your PC or Mac to launch pre-loaded FlipShare software to organize, create and share your videos
- Headphone jack (headphones not included) to enjoy your videos in any setting
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|Item Dimensions||7.68 x 3.54 x 1.57 inches|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||0.9 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||0.7 pounds|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720|
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Shoot and Share Video Camera with 3-inch High Resolution Touchscreen
From the Manufacturer
Introducing SlideHD: The World's First Shoot and Show Camcorder
Flip SlideHD is the all-new camcorder from Flip Video that lets you shoot, show and share HD video in a fun new way. SlideHD captures up to four hours of HD video and features a slideable 3-inch widescreen for instant watching. Plus, SlideHD stores up to 12 hours of content, allowing you to take your favorite videos with you anywhere you go. SlideHD also comes equipped with pre-loaded FlipShare software, which makes it easy to organize, create and share your videos.
Key Features & Benefits
SlideHD features a headphone jack for private viewing of your videos, as well as HDMI output for watching your videos directly on your HDTV.
Like all Flip Video camcorders, Flip SlideHD makes it easy to capture high-quality HD video anytime, anywhere. Simply power on and press the big red button on SlideHD's sleek touchscreen to start shooting crisp, clear HD video. SlideHD captures up to four hours of HD video, and its portable design is ideal for on-the-go video. Whether you're hanging out at home with the kids, enjoying a late Saturday night with friends, or jet-setting across the world, your SlideHD lets you capture all the action.
SlideHD features a slide-up 3-inch widescreen for instant viewing of your videos. Just slide forward to open the widescreen, press the thumbnail of the video you want to watch, and start enjoying your video on the full widescreen. When you're ready to watch another video, use the touch-sensitive slide strip located beneath the widescreen to scroll through all of your videos.
This compact adapter's USB port connects to your Flip camcoder’s USB arm.
|FlipShare TV |
FlipShare TV offers the ultimate home movie experience by making it easy to watch your entire Flip Video library wirelessly on your TV or HDTV.
Watch HD video shot with your MinoHD 2nd Gen or Flip UltraHD camcorder directly on your HDTV.
|The tripod screws into your Flip, and flexible legs let you take steady video almost anywhere.||Connect your Flip camcorder to any computer, even those with hard-to-reach USB ports.||Unfold tripod legs for steady video or use attachable straps to record action-packed video.|
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This review demonstrates the new features of the SlideHD, and gets down to the nuts and bolts of specs, video, and price comparisons that might cause you to choose one over the other.
The Slide adds a number of features that make viewing video on the camera itself easier and more pleasurable.
#1 - I thought the camera was a little to small and felt very flimsy in my hand. My hand shaking seemed to be amplified by the very small flimsy feeling camera in my hand.
#2 - The touch sensitive controls were not that sensitive and pressing the controls caused the camera to shake and jerk.
But for the most part loved the sound and thought the picture was great.
Soon the Flip Ultra HD came out and I had to have it. Selling points on this camera were more storage space, no touch sensitive controls, and it was bigger and felt much more durable in the hand. But just like the Mino I did have some complaints.
#1 - The rechargable batteries sucked and when I tried to recharge them my camera kept getting hot, causing it to shut down or stop charging.
#2 - The microphone on the camera I thought was not as good as the Mino. Me being a band director I find that at times it distorts when filming my drumlines and band playing, but it was only on initial loud hits and pops.
Other than that I loved this camera and I use this one most of the time. This one has a wider shot then the Mino. It doesn't have touch sensitive controls making zooming much smoother. The camera is much larger and when my hand shakes the camera (video) tends not to.
Recently Cisco came out with the Flip Slide HD and once again I had to have it. I bought it the day it came out and took it to WGI World Percussion Championships in Dayton Ohio for some testing.
At first I was a little skeptical about the touch screen since I was not a fan of the Mino HD's touch sensitive controls. I was not to worried about the size since I think the bigger the size the more control you have and the less shaky your footage will be.
I think this shoots the best footage of all Flip Cameras. It is crystal clear. I was real surprised by the touch screen. It is not as sensitive as I thought it was going to be. Actually it is like if I was using my Flip Ultra HD. I love the feel in the hand. I am not real picky about the Slide out screen. I think that it is a great idea/feature and used it a few times this past weekend. The slide bar is a little confusing at first but you do get the hang of it. Its really not that big of a deal, but some people find this frustrating and give the camera a poor rating. I don't understand that. I love that they put a headphone jack on the camera. In the past two models I felt that the video got very pixelated when the camera was zoomed. I don't see that as much with the Flip Slide Hd. The video stays pretty clear when zooming.
I have only one issue with the camera. The Flip Slide HD has an omnidirectional microphone which is great (I am pretty sure the others use a unidirectional microphone), but it is really sensitive. Being close to my drumline at World Championships caused the camera to distort big time (inaudible at times). When I moved back away from them it got better (moved back like 15 - 20 yards). I am hoping that this will get fixed maybe in a firmware update or something like this.
I do have to say that I am a little upset with Cisco. I thought the new Flip camera would at least have image stabilization and the so much talked about WiFi capabilities, but no such luck. This however will not turn me away from my beloved Flip Cameras.
I have used a number of other HD Cameras such as the Kodak Zi8, and I prefer the Flip.
In my opinion
Flip Mino HD - Best Microphone
Flip Ultra HD - Widest Angle for shooting, feels the best in the hand
Flip Slide HD - Best Video Quality
****UPDATE**** (June 7th, 2010)
I have finally gotten around to uploading some video to youtube that showcases the Flip SlideHD and the Flip Mino HD. (click the youtube video link at the bottom of this update) You will be able to see and hear the difference in quality. The first four clips of the video were shot with the Flip Slide HD. You can see that the microphone is very active and I am standing about 10 to 15 feet away when I am video taping. The 5th, 6th, and 7th clips in the video are shot using the Flip Mino HD. I switch because it started raining and the Mino is my older camera so I really didnt care to much about getting it wet. The very last clip of the video is with the Flip slide HD. It stopped raining so I got out the new one to do more tests, since I only had the camera for about 2 days. The video was made in Final Cut Studio so there has been some compression to the video.
Hope this video helps a little.
by the way if when you first plug it in to charge and the red light on the front is flashing but you don't see the picture of the battery like they say you should don't freak out it just mean that the battery is completely drained and it is in trickle mode keep it plugged in and withing an hour it will switch and start the regular charge and the battery indicator on the screen will show up. I suggest that you get the wall charger it will charger faster and you have to have your computer on to charge this device. Also I would get a case for it the case provided is just a soft cloth case. Hope this helps inform people and enjoy all the fun with this great product.
Now, I have just received this Flip SlideHD that have been doing just fine. I have lost "I minute of recording time" on this one already. Why does these cameras lose recording time?
Actually, I really like the camers overall. Losing one minute of recording time is no real problem since I have 3 hours and 59 minutes to play with.
The playback is crispy and bright, on my 17" monitor. The picture still looks good at 23" on my TV. The camera is awesome taking videos.
I just wish that the SlideHD had "anti-shake" technology built in though, really could use that.
All said and done, the camera is really nice. If anyone or any company decides to buy this technology and continue the Flip Brand, please correct the two problems that I mentioned up there. Then in the future, I would buy another one. Otherwise, I don't think so.