This one is pretty self-explanatory. Yesterday while shooting I saw Brian do this and thought: Ah-ha! The no-zoom problem may be solved (in part.)
It’s a shame that the Flip Video has no zoom, but at least it’s on the wide side for general use.
If I could add two things to the Flip Video, it would be to add a Mic jack and to have some basic image stabilization. The mic jack would be cheap and easy and I have heard of Flip Video hacks that people are working on to improve the Flip’s functionality. The stabilisation may be expensive….but please add it if possible because high shutter speed plus no stabilization makes things tricky.
If you try the above tecnhiques practice your aiming skills and your bracing skills before shooting anything really critical this way.
Good luck everyone!
Kirk- Spielberg team.