Flip Ultra Video Camera - White, 1 GB, 30 Minutes (1st Generation)
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- Simple to use, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording and digital zoom
- Holds 30 minutes of full VGA-quality video on 1GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required
- Convenient USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy viewing and sharing
- Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, upload to YouTube and AOL, and capture still photos from video
- Watch videos instantly on TV with included cable
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|Item Dimensions||4.17 x 2.16 x 1.25 inches|
|Media Format Digital Video||Flash Card|
|Media Type||Flash card|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||5.6 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
|Video Capture Format||mpeg-4|
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I read a reviewer of another model of the Flip saying he needed an extra part to hook up his USB, I don't know what he was using but you don't need any middleman if you have a current USB port. Of course it might have been that he didn't feel comfortable with the camera sort of weighing itself down a bit when you have the USB attached to a tower. I'm using mine with a laptop which is on a table so the camera can rest comfortably on it. He might have gotten a USB extension so that he could set his down if he was using a desktop computer. I did try the flip out in my desktop and I did have to make sure that the dog didn't jump around it as it does feel sort of vulnerable, but I will mainly use it in my laptop.
After you have it in your USB port, you will then go to "my computer" and see a new blue icon (unless you're Mac, you'll see a folder for you instead), click it and it installs the program - which seems to run on the stick alone, not taking up any space on your system, although it does put a small encoder on your system.
(Side note: - I did try to click "explore" before I installed the program to see if I could just drag the videos directly to my desktop by passing the program, and while you can save them, you can't see the videos).Read more ›
First, the Flip Video Ultra is in a class all its own. It is purely a highly portable video recorder for casual use. It will not replace your $12,000 Sony prosumer model or even your $800 Sony, Canon or Pansonic.
Rather the Flip Video Ultra is an extremely portable unit, measuring about 2.25 inches across by 4 inches high and a bit more than an inch thick. Powered by two AA cells, it can record 60 minutes or - surprise - more of video. In my experiments, I recorded almost 2 hours of video on a Flip Video Ultra. There's no big secret here: if what you are recording has relatively little movement, you can stretch your recording time. Thus, for recording lectures of your version of "My Dinner With Andre", the Flip might work out better than you planned.
The 640 x 480 VGA video is surprisingly good. Not theatrical quality sharpness, but far better than your cell phone camera will produce. Action is recorded smoothly with little, if any, artifacting. Exposure capability is excellent. I tried it on scenes ranging from a brightly lit sunny outdoor street with wide contrasts to a dark highway lit only by passing cars. Good detail under all conditions with little blocking. Quite surprising, really.
Incidentally, another reviewer complained that the lens could be easily scratched. That's not true. The actual lens is recessed and protected by either a glass or plastic cover. So far, it shows no susceptibility to being easily scratched. If it is, it appears to held in place by a metal fitting. Whether that permit user replacement, I don't know, but should the lens cover become damaged, I am sure it could be replaced.Read more ›
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A video camera the size of a box of cigarettes records up to 1 hour of your favorite 'instant' moments with an easy on/off button, minor zoom and shuttling between videos. Simply plug it into your PC, download the SETUP and you are on your way to editing your own home movies. This is a cool invention! And YES, the Record button does take a firm click - its not sensitive as you'll see (Press, press, press....)
Since you don't want to risk snapping the FLIP Camera USB port off on your computer, I recommend you buy the CABLES TO GO 26686 (male and female ends). It is six feet long and very convenient.
Also, I highly recommend buying a waterproof encasement for rainy or even very humid days. I fried my FLIP recently without any water (just humidity) getting into the flash drive.
ANOTHER UPDATE - 9/14/2009:
This version of the FLIP does not download to YOUTUBE anymore. You need to save it in "Windows Movie Maker" and THEN transfer that version into YOUTUBE. Software is always changing. I understand that the NEW HD version of FLIP has the upgraded software.
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Comes with a quick start guide that gets you going in seconds. Enjoy!!
*Update 11/30/07 Since using this, I agree with the above review. It is super easy to upload the video, save it and then upload it to youtube or a personal website. The camera software has features that should make it a one step process to share it via email or a link to a website. I have not gotten this to work. Each time the processing stalls. I have emailed to the customer service dept and have received prompt replies but no solution. **See 5-28-09 update below. I have downloaded one software update and that seems to have fixed this problem.
3-24-09 Still working well. I have not retried emailing a video directly from the software. Uploading it to youtube and sharing the link is easier. Making dvd's from the software is easy, too. The battery life of the camera is impressive for 2 AA batteries. This continues to be a great camera for a very reasonable price.
5-28-09 Update...I continue to be impressed with the battery life. I took a 1 min. video today and downloaded it and emailed it directly from the flip video software in under 2 mins. It worked great and sent me a confirmation email with the video attached. When emailed the email body has a link to click on to watch the video easily. This was very easy and further recommends this product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
worked less than 5 minutes, then went to a pink screen. I love the flip share camera, just not this onePublished 1 hour ago by Penny Elkins
I bought one of these cameras, and was greatly disappointed with it. It died just a week after I had purchased it, which boggled my mind because I had been extremely careful with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Barbara A. Malka
Used item, arrived in great condition. For the price I paid it was well worth it.Published 6 months ago by Satkizzle
I was so mad when flip went defunct. I loved the videos I made and luckily managed to save them.Published 8 months ago by Caroline
Resolution is pretty grainy. Had the 1080p model before this one. Disappointed but I wasn't misled. Good seller just not a lot of info on it.Published 9 months ago by Jordan P
Just didn't like this one! I liked my original flip video camera! Much better version than this one!Published 9 months ago by MA Domenico
Superb camera, used it for years for work and personal videos of high quality please come back Flip!Published 10 months ago by EGIR