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5 out of 5,
This review is from: Flip Video Ultra High Definition Camcorder With 8GB Memory - Black (Electronics)I've had the Flip Ultra HD for 48hours now and couldn't be happier.
Open the box, install the batteries and you can start shooting straight away. The controls are intuitive and the instruction manual is welcome in it's brevity and ease of reference.
Connect the Ultra to your PC and the software will install straight away. I was a little concerned that the minimum system requirements (Intel 3Ghz processor) would cause an issue but my Intel 2Ghz copes admirably and the videos playback without stutter-or-stalling.
I bought the Ultra so i could have a HD recording device to hand to capture those unique moments when my eternally amusing children perform their acts of circus. We bought a camcorder a few years back for over £800 but because of it's bulky dimensions, it's literally never been used. The Ultra is the same size as a chunky nokia phone of the 2006 era and is easy to fit in your pocket and transport around - easy to get-to-hand and start shooting and capture those memorable moments: exactly why i bought it.
All in all, very happy. Only disappointment was that the Amazon product description told me that an HDMI cable would be included in the box, and it's not. Turns out that any generic HDMI cable will work, AS LONG as it has a mini-connector (type c; which fits the Ultra) and standard HDMI connector (Type A - which plugs into your HD TV). I'm off to PC World to buy one of these later. If there's any issue in playing back on the TV, I'll let you know.
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2009 12:57:07 BDT
Kang Louis Fan says:
congrats on your new vido cam, it seem like the best mini camcorder on the market atm, too bad the price is still so high, might wait a while for the price to drop
Posted on 21 Aug 2009 10:26:52 BDT
Hey; great review. I have a pretty poor laptop that's a year or so old now. I couldn't tell you exact technical details however is this likely to work at all if this is far from powerful or top of the range? Sorry for the vagueness haha.
Posted on 8 Oct 2009 22:27:38 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2009 19:27:09 GMT
G. E. F. Warren says:
Oh dear I was just about to buy one but I have a mac book pro... have you had any reply yet? Thanks
Posted on 3 Nov 2009 12:43:52 GMT
Hi Stuart, are you able to give any tips on what the video quality is like in low light, or after dark? And how much video you can capture on one full charge? Also, is it possible to select a lower video resolution, if for example, you're running out of memory & just want to capture the moment? I can't seem to find these small details in any online descriptions. I'd be extrmemely grateful for any tips you (or anyone else that owns one reading this) could give. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2009 16:32:15 GMT
S. Patel says:
i am sure i read a solution to the macbook issue on the amazon.com forum or somewhere else in the amazon uk review comments. Basically involved downloading the USA firmware
Otherwise macbook can just use imovie to handle the videos
Posted on 24 Nov 2009 15:02:41 GMT
S. Aindow says:
to anybody that has a flip...
is it easy or possible to copy your movies onto a dvd? i need a camcorder for study purposes and can only hand in my work on DVD
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2010 22:36:30 GMT
Benjamin Higgins says:
Incredibly easy...just record then use a program called imgburn to burn it to dvd.
Posted on 24 May 2010 15:43:53 BDT
John D. Mckiney says:
Does the Flip provide a live feed to the HDMI port? That is, if I plug the camera directly in to a TV with an HDMI socket, can I see what the camera sees? I know the Flip will do playback to a TV, it's the possibility of a live feed that I find interesting. I don't mind if the live feed is disabled when the camera is recording.
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 12:49:00 BDT
Clare Kakembo says:
Unfortunately, I had a DUD one. Intermittently, it failed to power ON and, frequently, powered itself OFF. No 4 second start up, to catch / record precious moments. Software was short on installation as it had gone DEAD. Then, ERROR messages. Cisco, the manufacturer, offerd a REFURBISHED unit in exchange. BUT, it came with these faults. Did NOT develop them.
After three weeks of work and expenses, of total £380.45 , instructed to try it on a different computer etc., they, finally, conceded to a NEW EXCHANGE. BUT pointed out the possibilities of stock and distance delivery. Back to good old AMAZON! Who act, INSTANTLY!!!