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Three Great Camcorders for Your Real Estate Video Taking: Reviewed!

Written on by Peter- REBB Founder

Real Estate Video marketing has become an effective tool for Real Estate investors, especially when you are flipping or wholesaling your houses for quick cash. Not only it’s a viable tool if you can’t provide the customer an immediate experience with a personal walking-in presentation, but if the potential buyer is in California and you are located in South Florida – video recording comes useful for land or home presentations.

of course there are the high cost camcorders that most of the time are very reliable such as Sony and Panasonic. But there are also reliable working camcorders that will do a $500.00 job for 40% and even up to 60% off the traditional high cost of old time camcorders. Among these type of camcorders for a Real Estate investor is the popular Flip video camcorder.

These camcorders run from 30 minutes to 60 of recording time.  Their latest models can even record the video high definition. So, if you are looking to buy this camcorder, you have multiple price options ranging from $90.00 retail to $220.00 for the high definition. These Flip camcorders feature a slick, small and easy USB connection to upload your video into YouTube for immediate playing of your home listings.  You can also add your video presentation on eBay or other popular sites that list homes!

One such site that will allow you to publish your real estate videos to many different sites is Tubemogul.  You can register on that site for free and upload your video to 12 video sharing sites all at the same time.  Believe me, I use this site often and it saves me hours of uploading and submitting my videos.

So, for a quick and easy way to create your real estate videos, Flip camcorder is one of the best options you can use.  You can pick one up for a fairly good price on Amazon. Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes (Black) or the Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Black) are probably you two best options.

Finally, the one brand that’s slowly becoming popular on Amazon and even on YouTube, the Aiptek A-HD+ 1080P High Definition Camcorder (Silver)! I mean, starting at $110 and at $170 for the 1080p version, you really get an effective HD camcorder that does a great job on both a sunny or a rainy day!

For the above price, these 3 camcorders work very well for a Real Estate video presentation. Either way, no matter what type of camcorder you end up using, just make sure you pick the one that can hook up to your computer.  Just make sure the the camcorder has a USB or a firewire connection.  These connections are sufficient enough to get your video onto your computer.

Once you have the camcorder, create a simple walk through your property.  You can also read my Real Estate Video Marketing- How To Get Millions Of Views On Youtube, or Woow Baby! Will YouTube Let You Flip Homes With a Click of a Button? to learn more about real estate video marketing on the internet.

Now, come back to this blog tomorrow January 20, 2009 because I’ll have a special gift for you.  I will give you a link to a short video that shows you how a real estate investor used a killer marketing strategy to buy houses that brought him over $279,000 in profits. I think video was involved in that deal as well.  You’ll also have the opportunity to download the video and the profit map to help you replicate that same strategy.

So don’t miss out.  I’ll have that link for you 7 am EST, sharp.

To Your Success,

Peter Kolat

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9 Comments on “Three Great Camcorders for Your Real Estate Video Taking: Reviewed!”

  1. Rod |

    Hi Peter,
    It is always good to here from you.

    Should I be concerned about the low light level?
    We have basements in my area, I’m sure you do as well.
    Would you need an additional light source if the electric is off?

    Rod

  2. Peter- REBB Founder |

    @Rod – Yeah, Lighting is crucial when it comes to doing videos. It all depends on the quality of the video you want to achieve. For instance, if you are doing a walk through the property, you want to do it during the day, possibly on a sunny day. Open the window curtains to let in natural light. Also, it’s a good idea to add a camera light. If you go to amazon.com and search for “video lighting” or “video lighting kit” or “camera lighting,” you can find some really good equipment there.

    Also, this stuff costs quite a bit of money so you can also check out Ebay for it as well.

    Now, if you want to setup a recording area, you want to achieve a really good controlled lighting. Search amazon.com for “video lighting kit” and you should find a really good one there.

    Peter Kolat

  3. Ross Treakle |

    I actually just went out and bought a new camera. I was going to get the flip but when I went to best buy they sold me on what I understand to be there own answer and competitor to the flip…

    The “Insignia”!

    I have been playing around with it and love it!

    It has a bigger screen which you can rotate. I am going to use my to create posts for my blog among other things so being able to hold the camera and see what I am filming is a plus.

    And it was on sale for $99.

  4. Peter- REBB Founder |

    @Ross Treakle

    Thanks for the comment Ross. Yeah, I’ve seen that camera and it looks like it can do the job. Keep us posted on what you think of the camera.

    P.S.
    Thanks for your comments here.

    Peter Kolat

  5. Dave |

    I previously owned the Flip MinoHD so this review is based on a comparison between the Flip MinoHD and the new Flip UltraHD.
    After reading about the Flip UltraHD’s addition of an HDMI output, larger screen, and longer battery life I decided to sell my 4 month old Flip MinoHD and purchase the Flip UltraHD. Since the MinoHD is very sleek and diminutive in size, my first reaction to the UltraHD was that it was quite a bit larger and bulkier to hold, and has taken some time to get used to. However, unless you’ve used a MinoHD the larger size of the UlraHD will probably be less noticeable. I found the camera controls on the UltraHD to be slightly easier to operate vs. the touch sensitive buttons on the MinoHD. As far as video quality between the two, I compared two different videos and both are about the same, however, the colors appear to be slightly more vibrant with the UltraHD.

  6. Peter- REBB Founder |

    @Dave@Eric

    Thanks for that review Eric as it will really help the readers. The only bad thing I can say about Flip camcorders is that they don’t have an input for an external mic.

    However, I know there is a recent competitor that came out with a “flip” type of a camera with an external mic input. let me know if you are interested and I’ll look into it and give you the exact model.

    To Your Success,

    Peter Kolat

  7. armil |

    Thank you for posting this article. I take time reading and learned a lot from it. Looking forward for more posts like this. More power and more success.

  8. Peter- REBB Founder |

    Thansk Armil for your comment. I love helping others. I’m happy you got some really good benefits from this article.

    To Your Success,

    Peter Kolat

    @armil@videomarketingstrategy -

  9. Aaron |

    Interesting review! I went ahead and bought the newest Flip. If you are looking for an HD camera that is compact, simple, and powerful you might want to look into the flip hd camera. I’m digging mine, but it might not be for hardcore video recording gurus who are looking for a camcorder with a ton of features to use.

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