Recording Videos on Droid vs. FlipHD

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by glamazon, Dec 3, 2009.

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    I have had my Droid a few week and really love it. I have yet to take videos on it yet however. I have a 9 month old son so of course I want to go video crazy. I'm also thinking of getting a FlipHD video camera. However, I'm wondering if I can do something similar with my Droid. I'm fairly techie, but new to shooting video.

    Thanks!!
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    I don't see why you would need both since the Droid can take "HD quality" video as well. I don't think either will replace a good standalone HD camcorder, but I bet the quality of the Droid and Flip video will be comparable with eachother.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to try experimenting with video on the Droid this weekend!
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    I've used the video recorder on the Droid to take videos of my kids and upload to Youtube quite a few times already. The quality blows me away, for a phone. For dumb little home videos of kids and random things, I think it works just fine. I don't use my DVD camcorder anymore. :)
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    Thanks for the feedback mrschmitz!

    I just discoved Qik and tried shooting some video out the window at work. It worked really great. I think the Droid will work just fine for what I want.
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    Droid is a LONG way from HD quality.
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    Very true. Plenty good enough for what I want, though. They call it "DVD" quality at 720x480 resolution.
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    They're even stretching it calling it DVD quality. I've converted the footage with a program called MPEG Streamclip to standard DV and the quality looks like a cell phone camera with a two dollar lens. But I like the idea of at least "snapshot" quality video which this does nicely. And stills are not too bad if you can hold the camera still.
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    FLIP HD's shoot awesome video for the size and price. I love mine. I'd never even try to compare.
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