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Warning about Flip Port
, October 7, 2010
This review is from: Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation) (Camera)
I'm a Flip lover, have had four of them and immediately got this new model because of the Flip Port and possibility of hooking up external mics. I was surprised to see how close it was to the tripod screw. I've tried it on four tripods and every one blocks access to the Flip Port. In other words, the only way to use the Flip Port is in handheld mode; no tripod. For video casting and similar uses, that's a strange design flaw. I asked Flip customer support and they have no tripods that would allow access to the port. It's a real head scratcher and something to consider if the Flip Port is your reason for making the purchase.
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Oct 20, 2010, 9:47:33 AM PDT
Matt from Linksys/Cisco says:
Richard, you are correct that attaching a tripod to the tripod mount on the Flip UltraHD video camera can block access to the FlipPort. However, the FlipPort-compatible products that you might want to use in combination with a tripod (such as two forthcoming microphone products, the Scosche freedomMIC (TM) and the Blue Microphones Mikey (TM) for Flip) are being designed with a tripod-mount pass-through. This means that you will be able to use a FlipPort microphone and a tripod simultaneously.
To learn more about the Scosche and Blue Microphones products, see the links below:
Blue Microphones: http://www.bluemic.com/mikeyforflip/
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