Flip Cams .. which do you use / recommend?
Right, I've been asked to price up some FlipCams (or equivalent as far as I'm concerned, the brand name dictates the style of thing needed, not the item I need to buy .. but it if does the job .. ack, you get the idea).
Now, the purpose for them isn't really to edit masterpieces as such, but is a tool to get the kids using video and media (we already have a few handheld sound devices and a single flipcam) so that they have an enhance learning experience, and a bit of fun too.
The clips will mainly be used on the website and related things, but there may be the odd need to do something a bit more special (so PGL Weekends - recording it and creating a DVD etc, but I think I'll be recommending they buy an actual camcorder if they really want to start doing that) therefore, the HD one might be a bit OTT, but having said that, it appears to have a longer recording time than the standard ones, so the extra £25 or so might be worth spending.
I'm just after peoples experiences. Do the HD FlipCams also record in VGA if you set them too, or do they just do HD?
So, advice (and if any suppliers feel like giving pricing too, we're looking at buying 2 or 3 for the school initially).