From Shooting Video to Publishing in Minutes, Part 1

Have you been thinking about adding video content to your Blog, Facebook, or YouTube, but have been deterred because of the complexities? Or, maybe you use video but the various complex steps have deterred you from utilizing this tool as a steady part of your internet publishing diet.

I recently reached the point where I decided, “There must be an easier way!” I was tired of going down the line, spinning the plates, just to find that I had forgotten the earlier steps as I went back to reproduce the process.

Well, help has arrived in the form of the new Flip Video, which fits in your pocket like a digital camera. You have 60 minutes of record time in as many segments as you like. At the time of this writing, retailers like Walmart and Best Buy are packaging the camera, desk tripod, and case for under $150.

So easy to Use, there Must be a Catch

Flip video is totally digital and its user-friendly interface means there is nothing to learn. The camera contains only an on/off button, record button, built-in microphone/speaker, and a toggle switch for zoom. There is no software to learn. It even comes with a built-in USB adapter to plug directly into your computer. It doesn’t get easier than that!

Once you plug in, the user interface software appears with a prompt to automatically download the free software onto your hard drive.

Your most recent clips will appear on the screen, where you can download them in a similar fashion to a digital camera. Once on your hard drive, you have the versatility of choosing from a number of great features that used to be time consuming. All of this can be done within seconds…and all within the application.

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