I remember getting access to a super 8mm camera back in high school and shooting some film of a field trip. I also remember the pain of getting the film developed and then having to arrange to borrow a projector just so I could show the film to my classmates.

Ever since then I have been nothing more than a spectator as video production has become more and more accessible to the common man via video tape recorder, mini disk and now digital cameras.

On our last vacation I considered taking a small handheld video DV camera with us just to have, but even the newest palm sized devices were going to be too unwieldy and I opted to forgo the video in favor of my preferred medium of digital still photography.

Now it appears that Pure Digital Technologies has come up with a device to lure me to the dark side. Meet my new friend, the Flip Mino.

Very impressive specs. It runs about 4 hours on a charge and records up to 60 minutes of video.

Internal Memory: 2GB (60 minutes)
Screen Size: 1.46″ (transflective TFT)
Screen Resolution: 528 x 132 pixels
Video Resolution: 640 x 480

And the size is right. 3.94″ x 1.97″ x 0.63″ (H x W x D) it fits easily into your pocket making it as readily available as a small camera phone.

It’s also very easy to use. Out of the box all I had to do was charge it up and go.

The software for managing and editing your videos installs right from the device and it make sharing and uploading of your videos quite simple.

I Can Has Video (in my pocket)

3 thoughts on “I Can Has Video (in my pocket)

  • June 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Wow, that thing takes surprisingly good quality video! For our last vacation, I just got an 8GB memory card for my regular digital camera to take video with.

  • June 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I got a Flip Ultra after Ian Jukes demonstrated one to a group of teachers at a CATE meeting. I thought it was pretty hot stuff–small enough to take just about everywhere, with better audio/video quality than I expected–but now I want a Mino!

  • June 9, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I’ve been thinking of getting one of these, so I’m glad to hear that it’s a good one to get.

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