Flipping for The Flip

Every professional blogger I’ve talked to say video is going to be the next big thing and you should get in on it now if you haven’t already done so. While I was at Affiliate Summit West, I noticed that a lot of people were carrying around Flip Video cameras. Guys like Jim Kukral and Joel Comm swear by them.

With two big time Internet Marketers using the Flip video digital camcorder, I decided to find out what made this device so great. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it at the local Best Buy so I fired off an email to Flip Video’s PR firm and told them to send me one. A black Flip Ultra showed up at my door today. Now, that’s what I call service!

The main reason the Flip is so popular is because it’s so inexpensive. The 2GB unit, which can record an hour of video at 640x480x30fps, can be had for less than $150. That makes the Flip pretty much an impulse purchase.

I can see why the Flip is so popular at the trade shows. You can take this with you anywhere and pretty much make movies at will. The Flip Video has a built in USB plug which pops out of its side for fast transfers of your video files to your computer.

So far, I’ve only made one short 4 minute test movie with the Flip. The quality is really good for such an inexpensive device. It won’t match a HD Camcorder but for the video blogger, the Flip is damn near perfect. This thing is going to be great for my upcoming trips to Whistler and San Fransisco. Look for videos soon!