Items tagged with Flip Video

Now that Flip Video is out, other companies are swooping in to take over where Cisco left off. If you're still in the market for a new pocket camcorder, Sony has an interesting new option up for sale: the Bloggie 3D. Though announced already, the 3D-enabled device has just gone on sale in recent days, giving those in the U.S. the opportunity to capture 3D content with a device that's hardly larger than the palm of one's hand. The Bloggie 3D runs $249.99, and that gets you a 2.4" 3D display and of course, the 3D recording capabilities. But here's what we want to know: is 3D seriously hanging around,... Read more...
Despite new products and even a proprietary accessory port announced last year, with smartphones and tablets that can record video, some of them at a higher resolution, Cisco has thrown in the towel, and decided to end its line of Flip Video camcorders. Cisco announced a number of other moves in a press release about a restructuring of its consumer business. However, the part that will catch the eye of many consumers will be the one line about Flip Video where Cisco says it will "Close down its Flip business and support current FlipShare customers and partners with a transition plan." At this point,... Read more...
Cisco's Flip Video line of camcorders have continued to evolve, with their latest iterations just released in September. On Thursday, the company announced still more improvements, this time to its software. The FlipShare software, pre-loaded on all Flip Video camcorders, is getting a holiday upgrade. The latest version of the software, which will be pre-loaded on all Flip Video camcorders sold beginning December 15th, will have greeting card templates. Record a video and you can then embed it into one of "dozens of holiday inspired" greeting card templates. Above, in fact, is a screenshot from... Read more...
Recently, Cisco's Flip Video brand (previously owned by Pure Digital) has been seeing a lot of competition. Early on, the brand had no competition, and they were running away with an entire sector in the industry. It didn't take long for companies like HP, Sony and Toshiba to catch on, and now Flip Video is being forced by others to continually innovate if they wish to maintain their edge in the world of pocket camcorders. And that's exactly what they're doing. This week Cisco has revealed an all-new UltraHD and MinoHD, both of which have HD video capture capabilities, hardware-based image stabilization,... Read more...
It still seems kind of unusual to think that Cisco now owns a camcorder company, but this week the company introduced the newest in the Flip Video line, the Flip SlideHD. It's certainly an all-new take on the pocket camcorder form factor, as it looks more like a Motorola Backflip than a typical pistol-grip camera.This new camcorder allows for up to 4 hours of HD video to be captured (or 12 hours of SD content), and rather than making users offload it to a PC before viewing, the SlideHD has an internal 3" LCD that allows for instant playback. It's also a touch panel, so navigating through menus... Read more...
One of the hottest new product categories of late is the inexpensive, high-definition (HD) pocket camcorder--and sometimes it feels as though  almost every day another company  starts making them. Pure Digital Technologies--manufacturer of one the very first pocket camcorders to come to market--isn't resting on it laurels while the competition heats up: the Cisco-owned company has announced today the release of its second-generation Flip MinoHD pocket camcorder.The biggest changes to come to the Flip MinoHD are a doubling of its built-in storage capacity and the inclusion of a larger-sized... Read more...
Not that CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) really needs any additional hype, but the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) wants to make sure that even with CES half a year away, that the media and analysts never forget that their technology extravaganza is on the horizon. The CEA sponsored a mini tradeshow in New York City this last week, called the CEA LineShows.We decided that this would be a good opportunity to not only potentially learn about new products and technologies, but it would also be great real-world test for the Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder we recently reviewed. So we grabbed... Read more...
With the introduction of Linksys by Cisco, Cisco proved that it wasn't scared of sticking its neck out into the wild, dynamic world of consumer electronics. In an effort to prove once again that it's more than some networking company that just routes Internet traffic and pushes out witty commercials, the company has just made public its intent to shell out a rather huge sum of money in order to acquire Pure Digital.If you're not quite familiar with Pure Digital, maybe "Flip Video" rings a bell? Said company, a San Francisco-based startup, is the creator of that very handheld camcorder, which has... Read more...