Video blogging: How to see yourself when recording with the Flip camera

Based on a report by Gideon Shalwick of RapidVideoBlogging, I bought the Flip UltraHD from Amazon and it arrived last Friday. I used it to shoot a few clips of the kids, the house and even my pet dog Lucy and I was impressed with the ease of use and the HD quality. But when it was time to take a recording of myself, I realized one bit of a problem — I can’t see what’s being recorded.

Since I was recording on my desk,  I simply placed the Flip UltraHD camera infront of the PC monitor so I can see the viewfinder as reflected on the PC monitor screen. But Outdoors, I just had toguess where the lens is pointing to. It takes a bit of practice to know the good distance and height where you will hold your camera to record yourself talking.

I went to Staples yesterday and had a look at the Sony Bloggie which had a rotating LCD viewer. Wish the Flip Ultra HD had this but of course that won’t happen.

So I was glad to see that Gideon has posted a guide on how to solve this problem. Watch the video below, to find out an ingenious way to see yourself while recording with the Flip camera:

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Gerry writes about video blogging, niche blogging and niche marketing and helps marketers find niche ideas.

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About Gerry Lacuarta

The author researches and writes about niche marketing and blogging, helping niche bloggers target their market and create effective niche websites. He lives in the New Jersey shore area and also blogs on and GTD for Marketers.

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