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A tough Decision

by redrocmac / October 18, 2007 9:44 AM PDT

I have struggled with deciding whether to get the Pure Digital Flip Ultra Series or the RCA Small wonder EZ201. So please give me your opinion on which to get.

If you're gonna reply to this, please follow these "rules":

-Tell me why you think your decision is better
-I am not concerned about money at all, so don't say "For the price,
you should get this camcorder"
-I am concerned about video quality, but not that much.
-Don't say "I don't think either of those are good. I recommend this
camcorder." So basically don't recommend anything else to me--that
will just make my decision harder. And don't reply to this if you
don't like either of these camcorders.
-Don't say "According to the reviews for those two camcorders on a
website that I know of, this camcorder is better." I don't want you
you to say this because I have read several reviews for these and
some reviews say "I do not like this camcorder. I recommend that
you invest in (the other camcorder)."

Thanks so much for your time.

-Will

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by redrocmac / October 19, 2007 3:44 AM PDT
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I picked the EZ201 RCA Small Wonder
by TechnoRobert / December 10, 2007 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: A tough Decision

The EZ201 has expandable memory (using SD card), and the screen will flip around so you can see yourself while you're recording.
It's also cheaper than the Flip.

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Oops: Forget "price". Instead, add "Mac compatible"
by TechnoRobert / December 10, 2007 3:18 PM PST

Sorry...I added the "cheaper" line just before hitting "Submit", then realized that was against your rules.

Anyhow, I also like the Small Wonder to use with my Mac. Although the embedded software application is PC only, the videos made by the EZ201 RCA Small Wonder are Mac OSX compatible.

You transfer the vids to a folder of your choosing in the usual way (the EZ201 looks like a mounted disk drive when it's plugged to the USB port).

The videos can then be played immediately using the free program VLC (available at http://www.videolan.org/), and they can be converted to QuickTime using the free program iSquint (available at http://www.isquint.org/).

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Mac compatible
by apvp / June 4, 2008 4:03 AM PDT

So can the output from this camcorder be brought onto Final Cut Pro thru any kind of procedure?
Thanks

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