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Flip or Kodak Zi8?


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Hi everyone question to those in the know...

I'm in the market for a HD video recorder of some kind. I think for most the Flip is the "go-to" brand however i see that Kodak has a zi8 that has up to 1080p.

I also hear the kodak zi8 has packaged software that does not support Mac? Do i really need the packaged software?

Is there free software for Mac that enables a newbie to do simple edits?

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No, you do not need the packaged software. You have iMovie, which puts you FAR ahead of PC losers.

For a review of both cameras, see here:
YouTube - Flip UltraHD vs. Kodak Zi8 - Review by HighTechDad
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Excellent, good to know. I saw a review on Cnet that suggested not having the packaged software might lead to a degraded file? Didn't seem right.


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No, you do not need the packaged software. You have iMovie, which puts you FAR ahead of PC losers.

For a review of both cameras, see here:
YouTube - Flip UltraHD vs. Kodak Zi8 - Review by HighTechDad
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C|Net is not a reliable source for anything to do with Macs. I don't know if they happen to be correct on this point or not, but I wouldn't trust it if that's your only source for that info.
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