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RIP the Flip Cam

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    A bit surprised by this...

    http://techland.time.com/2011/04/12/cisco-kills-flip-camcorder-line/

    http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/editors/2011/04/12/flip-video-cameras-to-be-discontinued/
     
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I got one for Christmas and thought it was amazing.

    About a month later my newsroom issued a Droid X to everyone on staff. My Flip became instantly obsolete.
     
  3. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    I just bought a brand new one, a Samsung FlashCam still sealed in the box, for $40 at a flea market. Even if these things are cheap they still can be great tools.
     
  4. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    The next time I buy a tech gadget, I promise to let you guys know.

    In January 2008, I bought a new car. The dealer was blowing out the 2007s and was giving away certain toys as a promo. I could have chosen between an XBOX 360, something else, and an HD-DVD player. I took the HD-DVD player, knowing there was a format war going on, but I had faith it would win out. A month later, Blu-Ray wins.

    Last month, I bought the Flip UltraHD. And today....
     
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Our newsroom was outfitted with the stupid things too. The quality was crap and the built-in editing software was shit, took hours to do simple edits.

    I pushed for a year for work to let me buy an iPhone and switch my cell plan from the company to the company reimbursing me. Now I shoot my own video, edit and upload it from one device.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Homemade porn producers need to get iPhones now.
     
  7. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Journal Register Co. put Flips in the hands of every reporter companywide. Wonder how much money was spent? Ouch.

    Our sports guys said that the Flips are very good for dying when you're in the heat of a state playoff game - especially state championship games.
     
  8. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    The Journal Register Company is rife with idiots. On all levels.
     
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Just because they're not making them anymore doesn't mean it's not a good product. I know I have better video resolution capabilities on my android phone, but the Flip has much better audio and it's ready on a moment's notice. Power on. Big red button. Go. I also like how you don't have to hold the thing sideways.
     
  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I love my Flip.
     
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The day the porn industry chose to use Blu-Ray, it killed HD-DVD.
     
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Just like Beta vs. VHS.
     
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