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Flip Video Camcorder = New BFF

- October 21, 2009 - 6 Comments


The Flip video camcorder doesn’t just have to be for birthday parties and vacations. I’m finding more and more people using them very practically in their day-to-day jobs.

Exhibit A:

Author and marketing strategist, David Meerman Scott, blogs at Web Ink Now.  He uses his Flip video camcorder to film video with industry experts and highlights from his many speaking engagements.

Roxie Merritt Director of New Media Operations, U.S. Department of Defense

Exhibit B:


Huffington Post blogger and serial entrepreneur, Patricia Handschiegel, and co-creator/entrepreneur Meghan Cleary has the Flip video camcorder in their very fashionable “toolkit” as well. One of their projects,, uses The Flip to share video interviews of tech savvy and successful business women.

“We deliberately shot the series on Flip cameras to first encourage our audience to play with video, and also because we feel there is an increasing place for cameras of this type in business and wanted to show an example of how to use the Flip in this type of format,” Patricia told me in a recent conversation. Check out every episode here.

New Power Girls Video Series – Episode 1


Exhibit B, C and D From Twitter!

From @Sparks_Austin  @olivermarks and @pamelaames. Thank you for sharing!



Those are a few examples of why The Flip is an empowering device and super handy. You don’t need to have a production company behind you to get your name, face and personality in front of the millions of people on the social web.  On the other hand, it can be very helpful as a record keeping and sharing device for notes or a briefing.   


Tell us how your Flip is best used in the comment section below, Facebook or Twitter!Smile

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  1. Very interesting post. Really a lot of good points. Very happy I found your blog. Will note it and return for more information.

  2. The Flip is an amazing camera for picture and audio clarity in an easy to use, carry with you everywhere, pocket sized USB format.The added YouTube software and new Ultra version of the camera make this a perfect choice for easy video creation It allows you to organize, edit and upload videos to YouTube, MySpace, or AOL Video, and share them via e-mail

  3. I love my Flip (I am now on my 3rd one). Thanks for pointing to my stuff. David

  4. yes, it is very help ful for us.

  5. Nice post, Hanna. Here is my blog on the top reasons that every PR pro should have a Flip video camera in their PR toolkit:

  6. The Flip has become my new BFF or perhaps my favorite coworker, accompanying me to many a video shoot. As a video blogger, an easy-to-use, pocket-sized camera with great image quality is a true friend. Have a look at an interview I did recently using my Flip. (The camera pointed at me is the Flip.)"