You Will Flip Over the Flip Ultar Digital Camcorder

One of the top three best sellers on Amazon is the Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes. In fact, its sales are beaten only by the Kindal and the new Ipad. I bought one about three months ago specifically to use for making “how to”- videos for my cabinet repair website. I can see why it’s presently the number one selling camcorder on Amazon. The recording quality is outstanding and the price for the digital recorder is right!

I have a customer who gets top ratings with YouTube videos wherein he advertises his Intuit/Homestead website that we built for his guitar lessons business. As we were building the site, I encouraged him to use my small video recorder to make a few YouTube videos. He used it a couple of times and not long afterward found a Filp video recorder on sale for an amazing price and bought it.

Presently, there are over seven-hundred and ninety reviews for this digital camcorder on the Amazon website.

*Easy-to-use, pocket-sized HD camcorder featuring one-touch recording and digital zoom

*Simple-user interface lets you start capturing video just seconds after powering on

*Captures 120 minutes of HD video on 8 GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required

*Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your PC or Mac to launch FlipShare software

*Built-in FlipShare software lets you easily email videos, edit individual clips, make custom movies, capture “still” photos from video and even upload video to sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace

Using Windows XP Movie Maker with the Camcorder:

I was personally a little disappointed that Windows XP did not allow me to import my flip recordings into the video-editing program. I found a great FREEWARE program called “All Video Converter” that I use to convert the clips to AVI. That’s an acceptable format for importing into the Windows Movie Maker. It only takes a couple of minutes to convert a ten minute video.
Flip Ultra Camcorder 2nd Generation, 120 Minutes (Black)

Here’s one of seven-hundred and ninety (790) reviews found on Amazon:

This review is from: Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black) (Electronics)
I previously owned the Flip MinoHD so this review is based on a comparison between the Flip MinoHD and the new Flip UltraHD.

“After reading about the Flip UltraHD’s addition of an HDMI output, larger screen, and longer battery life, I decided to sell my 4 month old Flip MinoHD and purchase the Flip UltraHD. Since the MinoHD is very sleek and small in size, my first reaction to the UltraHD was that it was quite a bit larger and bulkier to hold and has taken some time to get used to. However, unless you’ve used a MinoHD- the larger size of the UlraHD will probably be less noticeable. I found the camera controls on the UltraHD to be slightly easier to operate… vs. the touch-sensitive buttons on the MinoHD. As far as video-quality between the two, I compared two different videos and both are about the same. However, the colors appear to be slightly more vibrant with the UltraHD.

When trying to decide which one to purchase… if maximum portability is important to you, then the MinoHD is the better choice. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a compact camcorder with more features (HDMI output, replaceable batteries, longer record time), then you can’t go wrong with the UltraHD.

My ultimate wish is for Pure Digital/Cisco to introduce a MinoHD with all the same functionality as the UltraHD. Until then, the UltraHD is the all-around better choice.”

If you are looking for a wonderful, small, video recorder that is easy to work with, I highly recommend getting this electronic device. Within a few minutes of pushing a couple of buttons, you will understand how simple this digital movie-maker really is to operate.

The sound quality is superb on the videos. There are a limited amount of buttons and functions. It’s not a complicated piece of electronics equipment to figure out. It’s really as simple as pushing the big red button to record and to stop recording.

Like I said before… you will “flip over the Flip camcorder”!

I have been extracting images from the movies I’ve taken to use in many of the blog posts I make. This feature is easy to work with. The editing software displays twenty images form the area you select on the video. All you have to do is to click on the photo and then save it. You can then export it to a location on your computer in a JPG format.