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Bloggy Birthday Bash Giveaway #10: Flip Slide HD Camcorder!

Posted Aug 28 2010 5:00am

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Although I’m sad to see this year’s Bloggy Birthday Bash come to a close, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to have the opportunity to give one very lucky “Deal”ectible Mommies reader a Flip Slide HD Camcorder ! The Flip SlideHD is an all new Flip, with an all new form factor, designed to make it even more fun to capture, watch and share High-definition videos anytime, anywhere!

Flip SlideHD
The Flip SlideHD is the first Flip Video camera that lets consumers shoot up to four hours of HD video or store up to 12 hours of videos, photos, and content from Flip channels™. SlideHD is also the first Flip to enable real-time video sharing on a stunning 3-inch widescreen with a unique slide-up design. SlideHD’s simple touch screen and innovative slide strip make it easy and fun to quickly navigate through your library to locate a video or photo.

Features

- Holds up to 4 hours of HD-quality video on 16GB of built-in memory or up to 12 hours of video in Space Saver format using the included FlipShare software.
- 3″ touch screen
- Slides out to share your favorite viewos instantly.
- Convenient flip-out USB arm
- Plugs directly into your computer to launch built-in FlipShare software.
- Built-in FlipShare software
- Lets you save and organize your videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies, e-mail your videos, and upload them directly to YouTube, MySpace and AOL Video.
- Share videos privately using FlipShare’s attachment-free email or by creating Flip Channels.
- Watch videos instantly on TV
- Mini HDMI output for simple connection to your HDTV using an HDMI cable (not included).
- Plug in headphones to enjoy your videos in any setting (headphones not included).
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Charges via USB 2.0 connection or optional Flip power adapter (not included).
- Captures HD 720p H.264 video at 1280 x 720 at 30 frames per second (16:9 widescreen) in MP4 format for video you’ll be able to enjoy on your HDTV.
- Compatible with Windows Media Player, QuickTime and iTunes.
- Ultra-low light sensitivity with automatic low-light detection along with automatic white balance and black level calibration for capturing footage in a variety of lighting conditions.

Built-in Software
Want to email a video to grandma and grandpa? No problem! Like all Flip models, the SlideHD is pre-loaded with the proprietary FlipShare software that allows consumers to easily organize, create and share their videos. Using a PC or Mac, Flip video content can be instantly uploaded, both privately and publicly, and is instantly ready for one-click sharing. From social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, to email, mobile devices, Flip Channels, and the TV, FlipShare is the easiest solution for consumers who want to share their videos.

Touch Screen
The unique nature of the Flip SlideHD is that it allows users to use touch screen technology to record and navigate through the on screen menus. There is also a manual control (not on the screen) that is that allows you to navigate through the menu with touch.

Designable
I love this feature! When you visit the Flip Video website, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from thousands of designs from artists, leading design firms, celebrities, and iconic brands, or easily upload your own image to create a one-of-a-kind camcorder. How cool is that?

My Thoughts
We have been using the Flip Slide HD for a few weeks now and I think it’s nearly impossible to beat how user friendly this unit is. Simply turn it on, press one button and your instantly recording! The amazing feature of the Flip SlideHD is that once your done shooting your video, you can simply flip up the 3-inch widescreen and share your video instantly! We found this feature to be rather lovely when it came time to entertain the kids for a few moments!

The touch screen was a little less impressive and although it worked fine to navigate through the menu’s, at times I found that we had to press rather hard or multiple times for it to respond.  However, I will say that the touch screen record button worked fabulos!  There is a bar located under the flip up screen that you can also use to navigate through the menus, rather than using the touch screen, and I find myself using that more often.  The quality of the videos are truly amazing and I have a tendency to reach for this camcorder first because of it’s ease of use.

I also love the convenience that Flip camcorders offer.  I can grab it, throw it in my person and be on my way.  I don’t have to worry about loading my camcorder into a bag and toting along with us when we head out for vacation or a school play.  Overall, we absolutely LOVE the Flip Slide HD and we think you will too!

Buy It!
SlideHD retails for $279.99 and can be purchased at major retailers, online retailers and at the Flip store .

Win It!
One Lucky “Deal”ectible Mommies reader will WIN a Flip SlideHD Camcorder!

How to Enter:
Simply visit Flip online and tell me a feature you love about Flip OR what design you would choose if you had the opportunity to decorate your own Flip!

Extra Entries: Please Note that the 2 intial entry must be completed before any extra entries will be counted and you MUST leave separate comments for each extra entry completed!

1. Fan “Deal”ectible Mommies on Facebook

2. Follow “Deal”ectible Mommies on Twitter and tweet the following:

Win a Flip SlideHD Camcorder from @dealectiblemom during the Bloggy Birthday Bash! http://tinyurl.com/26uvtkx

3. Subscribe to my feed or emails (located on the right hand sidebar).

4. *5 Entries* Grab the Bloggy Birthday Bash button:

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The Boring Stuff: Giveaway will end on September 11th at midnight! Winner will be chosen at random.

5. Fan Flip on Facebook

6. Follow Flip on Twitter

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Flip SlideHD to facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!

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