My company gave me a Flip Mino HD video camera. There is no way I would ever buy one myself. If I wanted a video camera, I would have gone with a handheld camcorder. However, now that I have it, I think it is great and I value the Flip Mino HD form factor. It’s an awesome gift.
I don’t have any videos to share yet. Mostly because I have had a hard time trying to figure out how to import the Flip’s video in Cinelerra. The issue, it turns out, is that the audio format doesn’t seem to work. There must be something mucked up with the version of AAC that the Flip uses, because Cinelerra really garbles it up.
After many hours of experimentation, I figured out how to get it to work. You have to use avidemux to export out the audio (no changes to video which is h.264) as AAC/FAAC.
Hopefully this will save someone else a few hours of experimentation. I hope to post a YouTube video soon.