So Cisco is ending its Flip line of point and shoot video recorders. I’m sorta not surprised after owning a Flip camera.
The Flip is nice and easy to use, but… it isn’t the greatest thing either. It’s portable, and the video quality is good. But you really need to be within a few feet of the subject for good video, and even then, audio is not good. Compared to the video recording of the iPhone 4, I can see how the Flip became expendable. Instead of carrying a Flip and an iPhone, I’d prefer a single device, the iPhone, that has more functionality. That and I much prefer the audio quality of the iPhone recordings.
The moment of change for me was at the ArtSpree event. Granted this hula dancer started doing his thing adjacent to me, but after watching the captured HD video from the iPhone 4, I knew my Filp camera was no more.