Author: Bob Buskirk
Usage & Testing
One thing that is great about all of the Flip’s is how easy they are to use. Hit the power button on the side and you are good to go, that’s it! There are no settings to mess with or anything. When you turn the MinoHD on the LCD will display what you are shooting, the recording time you have left and the battery level. One thing that is really cool is that the touch-sensitive buttons light up.
I said there really are no settings, but you can go into the settings menu and set the date and time. To do that just hold in the big red record button. Those are the only settings you can change. You are able to scroll through all of your videos and view them as well. When you view them a small progress bar at the bottom shows you how far into the video you are. You can also delete videos off the flip directly as well.
Taking a video on the MinoHD is very easy, just hit the big red record button and your good to go. You are able to zoom in and out with the controls. Here is a video I took that was uploaded directly to Vimeo in HD quality.
When you want to put videos on your computer you just plug the Flip into any open USB port. The FlipShare program will allow you to view all of your videos that you have on the Flip. You can also do some cool things like upload them directly to YouTube, make a greeting card, and even e-mail the videos. The software is very easy to use, especially for someone who does not know that much about video editing.