I finally broke down and ordered a Flip Camcorder Ultra. UPS says it should arrive on April 1.
I recently read that the Flip is the #1 selling camcorder in the US – and I’m not surprised. Although you can buy a “real” camcorder for about the same amount of money, it’s hard to beat the Flip’s simplicity and ease of use.
The latest B&H Photo and Video Newsletter includes some very helpful tutorials. If you’ve been experimenting with using video on the web, through services such as YouTube, take a look at this tutorial on optimizing video for online viewing.
It explains codecs and compression, and it looks at 3 different software packages. The discussion of Final Cut Pro should interest Mac users, though Final Cut Express is alot more affordable.