|Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Green)
|List Price: $149.99
Our Price: $115.98
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The Flip Video Ultra Series simple, one-touch recording and compact size make it the ideal choice for shooting video on the go. Capture memories as they happen - no fiddling around with memory cards, chargers or tapes, With four buttons, its incredibly simple to record, zoom, playback instantly or delete your videos. Flip Videos internal flash memory holds up to 60 minutes of high-quality video
- 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
- 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
- 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
- If I Could Give Less Than One Star I Would
I ordered my Flip Video Ultra from Amazon on a recommendation from my sister whom had been using the HD model for a little while now to make videos of my niece that I can't visit due to the fact that they live in California and I am in Kentucky. My Flip arrived on May 5, 2009 and I could hardly wait to start recording my niece's birthday video. Her birthday is May 8 and I can't be in California because I am under a doctor's care and cannot travel. I didn't want to send a toy or a card...those things a 2 year old tires of quite quickly...I wanted something that she could look at over and over...a video of her Aunt Dee Dee.
So, I did some test videos of my dog and couldn't wait to see G-dog in her first starrig role. I flipped out the USB arm and plugged it into my laptop. I sat there and sat there and nothing happened. However, being as familiar with computers as I am, I simply searched for the exe file and did the manual installation. Upon finishing the installation, I was prompted to do a mandatory firmware upgrade. Being that it was free and legit, I followed the instructions. Again, I sat there and sat there...then I was prompted to "save to desktop or run" the new Flip setup application. I saved to desktop like it told me to, closed out all other applications, and began the setup. It took forever, at the end of forever...I got a "software could not be transferred to camcorder, we are sorry for this inconvenience" and given the option to close or contact customer support. Well, contacting customer support would end up being one of the most frustrating experiences I have ever had! (Just to clarify...I have worked for defense attorneys and survived 37 surgeries up to this point and I have never been more irritated than with Flip Video "customer support")
I explained in my first email the reason I couldn't call...don't have a phone...very ill...the reply to my email (which is a form email) was that a representative would be in touch with me within 4 (FOUR!!!) hours. Okay, just like the cable company...but this was just the first email, so I wasn't upset just yet...surely when they read about my situation, they would understand the situation and help me out, right? No, a resounding NO! I would like to copy and paste the correspondence between myself and "customer support" in an effort to prevent another person from 1: making the same mistake; 2: encourage Flip Video to train their personnel a little more thoroughly, but I don't feel like it would make any difference. My niece had her birthday. Today is the 9th.
The thing that broke my heart was when I begged them to help me...I felt like there was a robot on the other end of the line. My whole family is in California for her birthday and I am here alone with no options to fix this. It seemed as if their "Customer Support Pledge" to respond within 4 hours to the customer is more of a way to keep putting the customer off than to actually service the customer. I mean, would you order a pizza from a place that guaranteed it in 2 hours or less?
Anyway, I tried every different way to install the firmware. I took the batteries out. I unistalled and reinstalled. I used two different links they provided me. I did all of these things 2 times a piece to no avail. And, when I told them that I was just going to send the product back to Amazon because it is obviously faulty...they said, in so many words, "go ahead".
So, make your own decision. Mine? When Amazon refunds my money...please Amazon! I have already lost enough in this deal...I am going to turn right around and buy the competition's camcorder. Then, once I am well, I am going to make my niece a video she will never forget!
- 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
- 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
This little video recorder is fun and so easy to use. Even someone as technically handicapped as I am can use this camera. I wasn't in the market for an item like this until I saw the price. For $60 you can't go wrong. It is easy to download to the computer and it is so easy to use. ...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
- 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
- A very good v-cam that's the cost and live up to the design
this v-cam is very handy and easy to use. Also I got pretty good deal with Amazon, making the cam very very cheap....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
- 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
- Good starter video
This works well, but has the limited time so the videos are shorter and more focused. Works easily right out of the box....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
- 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.
- Too Many Problems
We bought this camera last year after our son was born, and initially I was very pleased with it. Small, very easy to use, good enough video quality, simple to download and share files. However a few months ago we started encountering all sorts of problems (some of them already shared here)--camera wouldn't turn on, couldn't download videos, lost significant amounts of recording time. There is no customer service # to call, and while they do respond to e-mail often it's just with a canned reply that may or may not fit the bill. We got the new software, change the batteries practically every day, and still the camera is not reliable. Today it simply wouldn't turn on, no matter what we do.
Given that we wanted this to film our now 14 month old son, it's completely unacceptable to me to have such an unreliable camera. I'm not looking for serious video quality, but I would like to know that when I try to turn it on, the thing works! We are past the 90 day warrentee, so we can't get a new one or our money back.
I must say that for all my initial excitement, I would definately not recommend buying this camera....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
Nice little video camera. Unfortunately my last video was all blurred. I believe this was due to the distance from the subjects....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
- 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
- Impressive little camera
We're impressed with the way this works. We still need to find out how to share the videos because they are too big to email....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 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
- This Flip is FUN!
The Flip Video Ultra Series 30-minute Camcorder is small, light weight, records images and sounds clearly, and is a snap to use right out of the box. So simple a child could use it. Home video was never easier! If you are looking for some basic home video capability, you can't go wrong with the Flip. Amazon's $60 Gold Box price was especially nice.
- 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
- Easy to use, tons of fun for 11-year-old
We got this camcorder for our daughter as a gift for her 11th birthday (about 2 weeks ago). So far it is working very well, is easy to use, and seems quite sturdy as it made it through the sleepover party with no problems. The sound and picture quality are both good and it is very easy to upload videos to the computer. ...more info
- 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
- 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