I have never used a Flip camera but I am considering contacting them in reference to using them in the new "Blog This with David Kamatoy" TV show that were working on. What I would enjoy about a Flip Camera is the portability and the fact that I could just drop it into the computer. One of the greater challenges of video production is transfer time. While Prosumer and Professional cameras do have HardDrive Options we are still mostly aquiring via tape.
release forms and press passes.
In addition the reality is that Standard Definition is still what is being used predominately. Back in the day we used to worry about losing a generation because we were shooting on tape and editing on tape. Nowadays people are shooting HD because they have a video camera importing a huge file into a computer and then uploading to youtube and going down in quality that way. In addition if you want to edit and then export that file into a HD DVD then you also need that level of optical drive in the computer to output it as well as play it.
Transitionally speaking yes it will move to HD and HD from a broadcast format will give us a leg up on the competition but it still bodes to CONTENT first.
From an additional technical standpoint. It may be HD but its a limited lens. The lens itself gives you a certain look that you cant really deviate from. The most proffesional cameras give you lots of lens choices.
That being said, I still want one. lol. I think many of us right biw are shooting in HD and then posting in standard with the ability to go to HD when needed.David Kamatoy is an Entertainer, Entrepreneur and Internet Marketer, a juggler both literally and figuratively. He currently works in businesses and media development working with companies to develop social media on the way to broadcast media. Join the email list at www.DavidKamatoy.com , very latest video projects on viddler or youtube complimentary trial of the email marketing system www.jugglemail.com