Flip Ultra HD Review
For those who fell in love with the original Flip camcorder here is great news. If you liked the original design then you are absolutely going to fall head over heels in love with this newest creation. Here is the Flip Ultra HD camcorder, which is the sequel to the highly successful original model. Now you can capture video virtually anywhere with a unit that can literally fit in your pocket.
This latest design is sure to be a favorite for everyone because of its awesome characteristics. One of the most appealing qualities is its capacity to film for an incredible two hours. That translates into 8 GB of memory built-into the unit so there is no need for additional memory. The older models were set up for 30 minutes so this one is quite advanced. And the quality of the film is better than ever HD video quality. It is defined as 720p (1280 x 720) and 60 fps (frames per second) quality, which is recorded as MP4 files. Who could ask for more than providing two full hours of coverage in HD out of a unit that fits in your hand?
But the available length of the taping is only the beginning. The picture is enhanced with image stabilization which compensates for it being hand held. This is the Ultra HD’s newest feature that really comes out in the finished product.
For those who are not familiar with its predecessor, upon first glance you will be amazed at the size of this unit. Its impressive size comes out at a little over two inches by 4 inches by 1 inch. That’s right, it is that small. And coming in at an amazing 8 ounces is unheard of for a camcorder. The normal response would be to feel leery of the quality of this camcorder because of its compact size. But rest assured: this is certainly one instance where you will not sacrifice quality for size.
Once your video is recorded they are compatible with almost all video playing applications, including QuickTime Player, iTunes and Windows Media Player. You have the option of either plugging the Flip Ultra HD into a PC or Mac using the built-in USB arm or you can interface with your HDTV using the HDMI cable.
This camcorder comes pre-loaded with FlipShare software. So what does that mean? Well, it means that you have the ability to organize your files easily by simply dragging and dropping them manually, or using the automatic folders that come date-stamped. The editing tools also allow you to add your own music, edit and trim clips and create greeting cards. It even comes with a Magic Movie feature that lets you create your own custom movies if you like. The software also allows you to take your material and post it easily onto Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
If you decide that you would like a picture instead of a video then you can easily capture your photos with the Snapshot feature. With 60 images per second to choose from, you are sure to find a still image photo that is perfect for your needs.
Operating the Flip Ultra HD is as simple as it is compact. With a one-touch button you can switch it on or off and using the other two buttons all of your controls are readily available, as well as convenient. Videotaping is literally as simple as switch and shoot.
The Flip Ultra HD comes with rechargeable AA batteries, but if you don’t happen to have a charger it will work off of regular AA batteries as well. Other accessories included in the kit are a wrist strap, a soft protective case and an instruction manual.
Claiming the title as the World’s simplest HD camcorder, the Flip Ultra HD is truly an incredible piece of video equipment that you are not going to want to be without. Once you see the quality that it produces you won’t feel the need to go with any other model.