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All posts tagged "flip camera"


Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Amazing Flip Feature We'll Never See

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 04:00 PM

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...th-of-the-flip/

"But there's a second part of the tragedy, too, something that nobody knows. That new Flip that the product manager showed me was astonishing. It was called FlipLive, and it added one powerful new feature to the standard Flip: live broadcasting to the Internet. That is, when you're in a Wi-Fi hot spot, the entire world can see what you're filming. You can post a link to Twitter or Facebook, or send an e-mail link to friends. Anyone who clicks the link can see what you're seeing, in real time-thousands of people at once."

Oh Flip, we hardly knew ye. The feature that David Pogue describes above would have been insanely cool to have on a pocket camera - and now we'll never see it...at least until someone else (Sony, Kodak, etc.) develops the same feature into their cameras.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cisco Kills the Flip Camera

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 12:53 PM

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news...es-the-flip.ars

"Don't look now, but the Flip camera is officially dead. Cisco announced Tuesday morning that it is killing off the line of pocketable video cameras in order to refocus the company around home networking and video. The news was a surprise to even Flip critics, leaving everyone wondering why Cisco bothered to buy Pure Digital (the Flip's former parent company) for $590 million just two years ago."

This is a shame, but it wasn't hard to see it coming - it never made a lick of sense to me for Cisco to purchase Pure Digital, the creators of this product. Cisco had no heart for this type of consumer business. Flip cameras essentially defined this part of the technology space starting a few years ago: they were small, easy to use, had great battery life, sufficient storage, and were perfect for simple videos. The coming of smartphones with HD video capture capabilities put a crimp in the sales of these devices, though I still feel there's a lot they can offer. I have two such devices in my possession right now - a Flip Mino HD and a Sony Bloggie - and both last a long time on a charge, are simple to use, and can be left within easy reach for capturing special moments. My cell phone on the other hand is often in my home office, or jacket, and not typically within reach. For most people though, capturing a video with their phone - then immediately uploading it - is the winning combination and why these devices weren't going to be in every home.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mikey for Flip: Enhance Your Audio

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:30 PM

http://www.bluemic.com/mikeyforflip/

"Mikey for Flip is the simple way to enhance the sound of your recordings and expand the abilities of your Flip camera. Whether you're recording a sporting event, a rock concert, or a child's first words, the high quality stereo microphones and advanced circuitry inside Mikey will make the soundtrack of your Flip video clips more exciting, enjoyable, and professional. Simply plug the Mikey into your camera's FlipPortTM connector and press record to enjoy the studio-quality sound that Blue Microphones is renowned for."

If you have a Flip camera - which I do - you'll know that the audio quality leaves a bit to be desired. It's OK for most things, but there's certain room for improvement - which is what the Mikey product delivers. It's only compatible with Flip cameras, but if you're looking to give your audio a boost, this might do the trick!


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