The Flip Video Camcorder is the new must have gadget. Oprah, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal say so and they can’t all be wrong. You can watch Oprah backstage with her Flip Video on YouTube.
The Flip Video allows you to capture memories as they happen. This pocket-sized gadget is a camcorder that lets you capture video images everywhere and anywhere. With a Flip Video you can take a video of the view from your hotel in the Cinque Terre to send to your co-workers slaving at their desks. At home you can take a video of your baby’s first steps and send them to grandparents within minutes of that first tentative toe touching the ground.
If YouTube is your addiction a Flip Video will take you to the next level. Built-in software lets you e-mail videos and upload to YouTube and AOL at the touch of a button. You are also able to capture still photos from video. And you can watch videos on instantly on TV with the cable that comes with your Flip Video.
The Flip Video holds 60 minutes of video on 2 GB of memory – nothing else is needed. The Flip Video is compatible with Macs however; the Muvee editing features only work with PCs.
What you get when you buy a Flip Video: TV connector cable, soft carrying case, wrist strap, two AA batteries and an instruction booklet.
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For the more technically inclined among us here are some things you need to know:
The FVULT60MINB 60-Minute Flip Video Ultra Camcorder has simple editing tools let you make custom-edited movie mixes with music. You can create and organize your personal video library 1.5 diagonal color anti-glare playback screen for instant viewing and deleting, 528 x 132 pixels screen resolution Video Resolution – 640 x 480 at 30 frames per second Video Bitrate – 4.5Mbps (average – auto adaptive algorithm) Video Format – Advanced Profile MPEG4 Lens Type – Fixed Focus (0.8m to infinity) Aperture – f/2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments) Fast lens for great results in low and bright light, smooth multi-step 2x digital zoom Interface – 8 Buttons (Power, Play, Delete, Record and 4 way navigation) PC Connection – Built-in flip-out USB arm (up to USB 2.0 speed) NTSC TV Out with included cable Battery Life – Up to 2.5 hours with 2x AA Alkaline batteries, Up to 6.5 hours with 2x AA Energizer e2 batteries System Requirements – Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, SVGA display monitor (1024×768) and video card, Windows Media Player 9.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0, PowerPC G4 1.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.3.9, SVGA display (1024 x 768) monitor and video card, QuickTime 7 or later Dimensions – Height 4.17 x Width 2.16 x Depth 1.25.