|Flip Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Black)
|List Price: $149.99
Our Price: $103.90
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The FVULT60MINB 60-Minute Flip Video Ultra Camcorder lets you capture the everyday moments that happen anywhere and share them with friends and family everywhere. It's simple, portable, and amazingly affordable. Simple editing tools let you make custom-edited movie mixes with music 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 (1024x768) 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
- Simple to use, pocket-sized camcorder with one-touch recording and digital zoom
- Holds 60 minutes of full VGA-quality video on 2GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required
- Convenient USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy viewing and sharing
- Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, upload to YouTube and AOL, and capture still photos from video
- Watch videos instantly on TV with included cable
- Fun little camera
I gave this camera to my boyfriend for his birthday, knowing that he'd have fun making videos of the cat. He does. :) This camera is easy to use, the recording quality is good- both visual and audio are quite nice, and the programming makes it easy to edit your video and put it on you tube. Its a lot of fun and would be great for people with children (or, in our case, people who treat their pets like children.) ...more info
- Great tool for teachers short on time
As a primary school teacher I often find myself wishing I'd filmed those great moments of achievement or authentic realisation, but wasn't prepared; couldn't be bothered getting the professional camcorder out of the supplies cupboard, booking it in 'just in case' downloading it to Moviemaker, editing it, etc etc and finally showing it to the students at their gr 6 graduation- 9 months later!
The Flip allows me to quickly grab it at a moment's notice (from my desk), ask the students to continue on and I (or they are) able to film those special moments of learning without any fuss, and to quickly download them, and view them all within minutes. Amazing! They are far more interested in improving as learners if they've watched themselves rather than the teacher just telling them what they should do next time.
Highly recommend it for anyone who wants a 'fuss free' camcorder.
Took it to a band the other night too and that was great, in spite of how far we were from the stage, the sound quality was exceptional- just don't tell my principal! ;-)...more info
- flip video camera- good buy for a starter
this camera is a 30 minute version of the popular flip camera and a good buy for a starter, easy to use and upload digital video; i find that most of my videos don't require more than 30 minutes and i was using the one time video cameras from CVS to use on trips, send to my grandchilren to use then send back to me,etc, so this is a cheaper alternative, and a reusable resource. ...more info
- Super Cool item
I love this item!!! I carry this camera in my purse and nothing is sacred. My friends and I send Flip videos to each other. Super easy for computer stupid people to use and enjoy. I'm loving it....more info
- FLIP REVIEW
Product came in good shape and quick delivery.
Very satisfied with the product and seller....more info
- Surprising audio quality from this very affordable camcorder
So many people have already commented on the video quality and I won't go there. I'd like to say something about the audio quality of the videos it produces. For a camcorder at this price, you would expect the sound quality to be crappy. Not in this case with the Flip Ultra. The sound it picks up is very crispy and clean, and it can handle very loud sound level with minimal distortion, producing full-spectrum audio with adequate high and low frequencies, and very clean mid tone. It may not be as clean or noise-free as a dedicated recording microphone, but for an on-camera microphone it's surprisingly good, even better than my friend's Sanyo Xacti, which records in stereo. (Yes, good quality mono DOES sound better than so-so stereo.)
So many people overlook the audio quality of a camcorder, but I consider it very important since it's a big part of the overall video shooting experience, especially when you're shooting something with music. I rate the Flip Ultra very highly in this department.
The reason why I am only giving this camcorder four stars is the lack of video playback control (NO fast forward, NO rewind and NO pause). Sometimes it becomes quite inconvenient when you're reviewing long clips on the camcorder itself. The newer version of Ultra (120 minutes) has these video functions, which made me feel a bit sad about picking up the original Ultra. (should've waited a little longer, duh)
- I Flipped over it
I love, love, love this thing. It is one of the best $60.00 I have ever spent. To me it is not for taking serious videos.
Because of its size I keep it in my purse and catch random moments of life, come home and then share them with the flip software. ...more info
- Excellent Product
This is an excellent user friendly product.
How to make it better: Include some simple instructions on managing the clips in your desktop/laptop. I lost two clips that were previously downloaded from the camera to my laptop simply after I plugged in the camera to download new ones.
- Flip Video Camera
We love the flip. it's super easy, with great quality picture and audio....perfect for youtube and facebook video blurbs....more info
- Flip Ultra is just what I needed.
This is one of the best purchases I have made lately. It is so easy to use, even I can do it. Just point and shoot. Clarity is unbelievably good, whether watching it from computer or TV. Easy to connect to computer or TV. Uploading is a snap. Some of the reviews said the sound was poor, but for my purposes, filming my new baby granddaughter, the sound is very good. Because it is so small and portable, I always have it with me. Making spontaneous videos is always possible and easy. I would recommend it to anyone. It may not be the best for filming a concert or a wedding from the back of the cathedral, but for everyday things, it is perfect!...more info
- What a great value !
The neatest little video recorder in the world, runs forever on two AA batteries, takes great video that is simple to upload on my computer. Speaking of simple this recorder is sooooooo easy to run. I love it and probably will buy a second soon....more info
- Easy to use Flip Ultra
I bought this model becaus it was so cheap! One of these days I'll get a Flip Mino HD, but for now this Flip Ultra (30 minutes) is a great little camcorder. It's small and lightweight so I can carry it with me all the time.
It's good in all light situations. However, when I zoom in, it's a little blurry. So I don't use the zoom, I just get closer if I can. Other than that, I'm happy with it....more info
- frozen after 6 months
The product is easy to use but I had trouble within the first couple of months with my desktop not recognizing the camera and therefore I could not use the software that came with it but it was still another "hard drive". I disconnected it without first "ejecting" it using the computer promtps and from then on it was frozen and would not work at all.
In total, I had it for 7 months.
There is NO POSSIBILITY of resetting or rebooting this camera so that it would get "unforzen". Be Careful...more info
- James Bond Camera
This video camera is an excellent value and has many uses. It captures motion well and the color is very good. Having the software resident in the camera is a very useful way to make it compatible with any computer, wherever you are....more info
- Not good for youtube music videos
sound quality is poor. i do not recomment getting this to make youtube acoustic guitar cover videos...more info
- Flip Video
An amazing tiny video camcorder that captures sharp vivid images. Very very handy, needs a little adjustment yourself on how to record with steady hands. Best thing also is that you can choose to take still photos out of your recorded video just with this little device. Downloading also isn't hard at all....more info
- Piece of Junk
I used this camera a few times and then it died. It won't power on. Unfortunately, It was over 90 days old(warranty period) so it's my loss. The company has not been too helpful....more info
- [...] are LIERS BEWARE Mac users!!!
This thing is a piece of junk! They claim it will work with IMovie but it does not. Their solution was to call Apple at $[...] a call. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE Mac users!!!!!!!!!!!! Total CRAP!!!!!! ...more info
- Not good for far away
A guest speaker spoke at the college I go to. I filmed it at 3 rows back, and the audio is barely audible (if he was speaking in a mic, then the audio may have been better), and a tripod is definitely recommended!...more info
- Flip Ultra Series Camcorder
Another Made in China piece of junk!! Tried to download our video onto 8 computers, Mac/XP/Vista.. Nothing--squat. Tech help was worthless. Now have to send the camera back at MY EXPENSE!!!
Stay away from this dreck/drek....more info
- Great value
This Flip camcorder has been a blast to use. Sure, you will not be producing the highest quality videos, but the ease of use and cost more than make up for that. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone who wants an inexpensive and easy to use device for recording video. ...more info
- Pleasantly surprised
I purchased this Flip video camera about 6 weeks ago. The software would not install on my computer at first but suddenly on the 10-11 time it went smooth as a whistle. I still haven't been able to play a video on a TV. I haven't done any editing. The videos download easily and the file set up is simple. I am really pleased and surprised at the quality of the video and sound. I have taken about 90 minutes of video most of it close up such as in a restaurant or in a conversational group. The video is very sharp and the audio is clear. Given the low price I am quite pleased with this camera -- the quality of the video and the ease of use....more info
- Flip Video
This item was received in a timely manner and I have been extremely satisfied with it's ease of use and the quality of the product....more info
- Love the ease
I was skeptical about a cheap video camera, but this one works just fine. I absolutely love how easy it is to share quick litte videos with friends and family. Just plug it into a USB port and go. The software even lets you stitch together short clips into one video, adds music if you wish and viola, a nice little movie to share. And it uses just regular batteries, so no expensive batteries to buy. The zoom isn't very good, so it doesn't lend itself to sports unless the action is right in front of you. But, for close up events; family gatherings, school programs, etc. it is great. The audio is adequate. The mic picks up the videographer the best, but it works fine in close quarters. Overall I am really pleased with the this little camera....more info
- Great little video camera
I bought several of these cameras to test with elementary-aged students and they work beautifully. The students don't need much more training than a couple of minutes and the transfer of the files to the computer is simple. I go straight through the DCIM folder instead of installing the software. We use MovieMaker to edit the files and the students have prepared amazing projects.
The sound quality is not the best but if you keep in mind where you are recording there usually is no problem.
This is a great little video camera for just about anyone!...more info
- So easy my 5 year old can use it!
I bought this when it was featured as a gold box deal, and it was worth every penny. Fits comfortably in my front pocket, very easy to use, and takes good quality video. Video looks good even indoors. It took me 2 minutes to teach my 5 year old daughter how to use it and she was off and running. So far I've dropped it twice from about 4 feet with no damage to the unit. I should have been using the enclosed wrist strap. Tranfering to the computer is a snap. I'll definately condiser purchasing the HD version of this camera....more info
- great little video cam!
I bought two cameras...one for me and one for my daughter. A way to share what we are doing when we can't travel to see each other. We love the portability and the simple interface with our computers.....fun to use with no fuss!...more info