Flip for the Holidays

In our house Christmas is for the kids. Don’t get me wrong, my husband and I enjoy the holidays but I think we enjoy it so much more since having our own kids. There’s something about the excitement and surprise and wonderment that kids exude around the  holidays. And because they grow and change and mature, quickly, I want to capture as much of each stage as I can.

Pictures are great, they certainly show the changes kids go through and if caught at the right moment, they can show excitement and surprise and wonder. But somethings are best captured on video. There’s a whole other feeling and dimension to video.

The Flip Mino HD

In enters the Flip Mino HD. This compact, light-weight video camera weights 3.3 oz which is lighter and more compact than most cell phones. You can record up to 60 minutes of video at a resolution of 1280×720. The Flip Mino HD starts up quickly enabling you to capture impromptu video; you can start recording 3-seconds after the camera turns on. The Flip Mino HD has a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery that can charged with the pop-out USB connection or a power adaptor (sold separately). The USB is tucked into the camera itself and only pops-out when you want to connect to your computer. This ensures the USB doesn’t get damaged as it’s tucked out of the way.

And after you’ve recorded your video, you can edit it and share it with others using the pre-loaded software on the Flip Mino HD. You can also view your video on your TV with the supplied AV cables. The simple control buttons are on the backside of the camera; all that’s required is a light touch over them (they’re flat on the camera versus buttons that stick out which adds to the slim look of the Flip Mino HD). The buttons are also backlit in case you happen to be shooting in a dark environment.

Win a Flip Mino HD

Who wouldn’t want a video camera to record those holiday memories, special moments and just everyday events, especially a camera that’s small and light enough to fit into your pocket. Well Flip ( @flipvideocanada) and Mom Central Canada ( @mc_canada) want to give you, one of you at least, your own Flip Mino HD video camera. To enter all you need to do is tell me who on your Christmas list you would give a Flip Mino HD to and why.  But be sure to tell me before December 31, 2009 because that’s when this contest closes (open to Canadian residents 18 years or older).

Bonus Entry: tweet the following and come back and post a comment letting me know you did (only counts as one bonus entry)

I’d flip to win a Flip from @mc_canada and @flipvideocanada http://bit.ly/6Wb3v3 #flip4holiday

Flip Fridays

I just received my Flip Mino HD and at first sight it seem great, certainly based on everything Flip says it can do. Now the real fun begins. Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting my Flip Mino HD video camera to the test and with the holidays and three kids I’ll have plenty of material to work with. I’ll be posting my thoughts and a clip or two on Flip Friday (December 18 and December 25) so be sure to come back and read my posts.

Another Bonus Entry

If reading about my thoughts on the Flip Mino HD isn’t enough incentive, you’ll have a chance for another bonus entry, on each Flip Friday post. Tomorrow is the first Flip Friday too. That’s four (4) possible entries for your own fabulous Flip Mino HD.

Good Luck. Let the flipping begin!

Update: Random.org picked Rebecca. Congratulations. Thanks for everyone who entered.

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60 responses to this post.

  1. I am dying to win this for my hubby…he needs toys too!

    Thanks for a great giveaway…I have been watching your tweets waiting for your post!!

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  2. I would give the Filp to my SIL so that she could take movies of my nephew and post them on her blog.. they live really faraway. I want to be able to watch him grow up!! He was born on my Birthday!!! Thanks

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  3. Tweet Tweet

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  4. Posted by Gwen on December 17, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    My entire family would flip for a flip! We still have an old school camcorder with tapes! This would bring us into the modern ages 🙂

    Just tweeted this contest. http://twitter.com/busymom_ott/status/6771966591

    Good luck everyone 🙂

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  5. My husband would flip for a flip! He would love to be able to record all the kids sporting events, not to mention the arrival of our newest addition in April!

    Thanks,
    Maureen

    I did tweet about it too!

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  6. Posted by Rebecca on December 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    This is our daughter’s first Christmas! She’s 3 months old and I would FLIP if I received a Flip to keep up with all of our memories and show her later on! It’d mean so much!!

    I also tweeted! ;D

    Twitter.com/SpiffyBex : I’d flip to win a Flip from @mc_canada and @flipvideocanada http://bit.ly/6Wb3v3 #flip4holiday !!! 3 minutes ago from Echofon

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  7. Who wouldn’t Flip for a Flip? I’ve been eyeballing these little gadgets for a year now. I actually can’t think of anyone in my family who wouldn’t flip for a flip, including my 8 year old son Kai. He is fast becoming our family photographer after we gave him his own digital camera last year. I think giving Kids a camera is a great opportunity for us to see the world through their perspective and add the element of video to the mix and it just gets even better.

    However, despite the fact that I would love to give him a video camera, the truth is that if I won this Flip, I would more than likely give it to my new future daughter-in-law. My oldest son announced this year that he is getting married to a young single mom. When I was raising him and his brother, I too was a single mom. I struggled financially a great deal and I never actually owned a camera for all f the years that my older two boys were small. The only photos I have of them are snaps that other people took of them and shared with me. This struggling, young, single mom reminds me of myself at that age, and she has a two year old boy that’s just as cute as a button. Most certainly she would FLIP for the FLIP and so she is who I would gift this to.

    I also tweeted
    http://twitter.com/studiomaya

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  8. Posted by Alisa on December 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I’d give it to my husband so we can take lots of videos of our daughter.

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  9. Posted by Alisa on December 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Posted on Twitter!

    @poppysmum

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  10. Hey fellow Disney Fan! It’s Lisa (aka @those2girls)
    Yes My son & I would love it, as we’ve started vloging. How fun would it be for it to be in a GOOD QUALITY format?

    & of course I’ll tweet it!

    Merry Christmas!
    Lisa

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  11. I tweeted I’d flip to win a Flip from @mc_canada and @flipvideocanada http://bit.ly/6Wb3v3 #flip4holiday

    nugglemama

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  12. Posted by Janice Fiori on December 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Done and tweeted.

    Thanks for the chance!

    @starjunkie

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  13. I would give the flip to my dear husband. That way he could video while I take pictures. Maybe then it would look like I actually live here. 🙂 All our pictures are taken by me so I’m no where to be seen. Great contest. Thanks!

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  14. I saw this niffy Flip at a party last weekend and have it on my “Santa” wish list, praying he comes through. Santa do you hear me? Twitter is a great place to win contests. Sign me up and I will re tweet your Flip tweet:)

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  15. Posted by Sarah on December 17, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I’d give it to my workplace! Sounds weird, but I work at a daycare and it would be great to be able to make videos of the kids for their parents to see what they’re up to!

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  16. my tweet!

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  17. I would give it to my sister in law. She has 3 kids and makes videos of them and gives them each their own movie once a year. She does it with her digital camera and she could use better equipment.

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  18. And the tweet:

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  19. […] in Santa Claus, Christmas, flip video camera, giveaway, Kids Christmas concert, Santa Claus I received my Flip Mino HD yesterday, just in time for my kids Christmas concert at school; what a perfect place to try it out. I had to […]

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  20. Posted by Violet Smith on December 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Would love to win for oldest daughter whose digital camera got broken at the Motley Crue concert a few months ago. Following on twitter and retweeting.

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  21. I would love to win this camera for my parents. They winter in Florida and I could use it to take video of my children to send to them!

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  22. Hey COunt me in. Hubby and I need one of these to record every second of baby#3’s life 🙂

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  23. I would love to give a Flip to MYSELF for Christmas because I have wanted a camcorder ever since my first son was born 7 years ago and plus my birthday is also on Christmas day! I suppose I could give it to my husband though and be generous 🙂

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  24. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted

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  25. I’d give to my husband, so that he would I wuld be on videos with our son, instead of him being on photos because I’m the photographer in the house.

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  26. Posted by shannon k on December 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    i would gift this to my sister as she needs a video camera to document the fun with her new family!

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  27. I would give it to my little sister who is living all the way across the pond in England. It would be lovely to have some video’s of her as my parents haven’t seen her in several years.

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  28. I have retweeted, @ennsee.

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  29. Posted by Brenda (@ottawamom) on December 21, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Would love to win the Flip to take with us on our first family trip to Disney World. Would love to record the kids faces when they see it for the first time!

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  30. Posted by Brenda (@ottawamom) on December 21, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Also tweeted here:

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  31. Posted by FOKXXY on December 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I would give this to my son who is a budding videographer. This would be perfect for him. He would love it. Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  32. Posted by shawna yeske on December 22, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Tops on my Xmas list is a flip! I was supposed to get a camcorder for my birthday in October but it never panned out. So I’m still waiting!!

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  33. Posted by Erin on December 22, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Not going to lie….I would keep it. That way I could film friends and family for blackmail later 🙂

    prior.erin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I’d give a Flip to my husband. He’s always wanted to make movies and I’d love to give him the chance!

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  35. Posted by Sherrie Guthrie on December 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

    OK I will be honest, I would like to win this for my 3 monkeys and I. We have 3 little ones under 6 and I would love the chance to video their adventures.

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  36. Posted by Sherrie Guthrie on December 23, 2009 at 10:00 am

    here is the tweet!

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  37. I’d give it to my daughter to give her something to do instead of telling me I’M BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORED! Thank you.

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  38. Posted by Susan on December 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve wanted one of these for monthes and would be estatic if I could get one!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

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  39. Posted by Susan on December 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm

  40. Posted by Heather Garland on December 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I would give the FLIP ULTRA HD to my husband and daughter because they would be great at helping capture valuable and funny video footage of our family in action! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  41. Posted by Heather Garland on December 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I tweeted!

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  42. I would give the flip to my 4 year old daughter who is a young creative soul. I would love to capture the world through her eyes. Just tweeter from @Toddamus

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  43. […] Christmas, christmas countdown, flip video camera, Mom Central Canada I’ve been trying out my Flip Mino HD from Mom Central Canada and Flip. Christmas is a perfect time to use it too. How else would we be able to share this Christmas […]

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  44. I would be selfish and make this a gift for me. I have a young son and it would be great to be able to get those special moments as more than just a picture on a camera. This is something I have always really wanted but as a single parent have never been able to afford.

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. tweeted

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. I would give a Flip to my sister, so she could capture videos of my niece and nephew out East for me to watch!!!

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  47. My hubby would FLIP for a FLIP. Out video camera isn’t working anymore (hasn’t since our son was only a few months old) and he keeps saying how much we should get some to record the new, impressive and adorable things our son does! He would also love to have one for the birth of baby number 2 coming in may as #1 wad an emergency c-section and he couldn’t tape 😦
    I would love to surprise my wonderful hubby with a FLIP!!

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  48. I tweeted! @smarthandskaren

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  49. It’s post Christmas so can I be a little greedy and say me? Would love this to record so much 😉

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  50. Carrie! I’d give it to my teen daughter who is far more techie than me – she’d love it! I just RT’d your tweet on Twitter, too 🙂 Happy Holidays!!! Nat xo

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  51. My daughter is the one who really wanted a Flip for Christmas. She didn’t get one, and I ‘d love to give her it to welcome in the New Year. She wants to record her dance class….both solos and group dances, and post them on facebook.

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  52. tweet: http://twitter.com/bcgirll/status/7258083457

    tooluckyducky AT hotmail DOT com

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  53. I would give it to my husband (i think you know him) because I know he would let me use it! lol. also i would give it to him so we could take wonderful photo’s and videos of our family…..sister-in-law’s included. 😉

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  54. Posted by heatherly.b on January 1, 2010 at 2:05 am

    shoot! i wrote an entry but i guess i didn’t hit submit, oh well, i never had much luck with giveaway’s and contests. =)

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