Ready or not, the holidays are fast approaching. And with them come a multitude of family and social events. Whether it's the homecoming game, holiday pageant, or Thanksgiving dinner with the folks, you'll want to record the goings-on for posterity. Don't have a video camcorder or don't have the time to figure out how to use the one you have? No problem. The Darien Library just added four new Flip Video MinoHD camcorders to its supply of circulating technology. Like the older point and shoot camcorders that we've circulated for the last three years, the new Mino cameras are fun and easy to use. Here's a summary of their key features:
- Lightweight (3.3 ounces)
- One-touch recording
- Records 60-minutes of high-definition video
- 4-GB memory
- Internal lithium ion battery (no AA batteries to replace!)
- 2x digital zoom
Compatible with both PC and MAC computers, the MinoHDs come with FlipShare software that allows you to browse, play, and share your videos with ease. You can watch your videos instantly by connecting the Mino to your TV, or view them on your computer using Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, or iTunes. And, if you want to share your work with the world at large, you can burn them to DVDs or upload your videos to YouTube or another favorite web site.
The Library will begin circulating the MinoHD camcorders on Monday, November 2. They will circulate for two weeks, and will be renewable once if no one is waiting. For more information or to reserve a Mino, call the Help Desk at 203-669-5238.