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Canon XH A1 ($3,200) v. Flip Video ($150)

post #1 of 10
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Okay, this is in no way a complete test and of course the output is for the web, but it's interesting nonetheless:

The Master of Emulsion: Flip Video Vlog: A Tale of Two Formats

According to David Pogue's review, the Flip has taken 13% of the market in one year.
post #2 of 10
That dudes got real talent.
Thanks for posting.
post #3 of 10
That's really cool! I'm quite impressed by the video quality of the Flip. But, go figure, I get all excited and it turns out that it's impossible to buy in Canada. Bah!
post #4 of 10
I don't think I'd give up HD cam or 2 of my digital cams which record movies but these are pretty cheap to make a multi angle movie. At least that's how I'd use them.
post #5 of 10
for the web this is perfect. They are small and really convenient.

edit: yeah I will order one on Monday and combine it on with my h120 for concert tapping. w00t.
post #6 of 10
So all this means is that if you are going to spend $3000+ on an HDV cam to post extremely compressed and down sized videos on the web like YouTube, you're an idiot.

Playback those vids at their native resolution, and it would be a whole nother ball game.

This demonstration is pretty much the same as recording music in a studio with an iPod vs. a professional sound board, then compressing them to 64kbps MP3's and then listening to them online through iBud earphones.

-Ed
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
So all this means is that if you are going to spend $3000+ on an HDV cam to post extremely compressed and down sized videos on the web like YouTube, you're an idiot.

Playback those vids at their native resolution, and it would be a whole nother ball game.

This demonstration is pretty much the same as recording music in a studio with an iPod vs. a professional sound board, then compressing them to 64kbps MP3's and then listening to them online through iBud earphones.

-Ed
I think he's very clear about the intention of the test.
post #8 of 10
I thought the video from the Canon was a still a bit better though. I believe some P&S can take better than the Flip Video but you'd have to be more technically inclined to process it afterwards. I don't think I'd spend any money on the flip seeing I have a few P&S that do video also.
post #9 of 10
It's an interesting comparison, but overall it's just reiterating that it's the artist behind the tools that matters more than the tools themselves.
post #10 of 10
I like the Flip because of it s convenience factor and its performance in poor light. It has a lot less grain than I would expect.
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