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Flip Video UltraHD HD Camcorder (Black)

Released on 26 June 2009

(10 customer reviews)  |  Write a review

Condition:  Used - VeryGood

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The Flip UltraHD digital camera combines Flip Video's signature shoot-and-share simplicity with the power of vivid, vibrant HD video. With 120 minutes of record time, you'll never miss another minute again. And because of UltraHD's pocket-sized portability, you'll truly be able to capture HD video anytime, anywhere.

  • Key Features
  • Easy-to-use, pocket-sized HD video camera 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 8GB of built-in memory
  • no tapes or additional memory cards required
  • Large 2.0 inch color anti-glare LCD screen for instant viewing and deleting
  • HDMI output (mini-HDMI connector) makes it simple to watch video on your HDTV. HDMI cable sold separately
  • Specifications
  • Internal Memory: 8GB (120 minutes)
  • Screen Size: 2.0" (transflective TFT)
  • Screen Resolution: 960 x 240 pixels
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Frame Rate: 30 frames per second (constant frame rate, progressive scan)
  • Video Bitrate: 8.8Mbps (average - auto adaptive algorithm)
  • Video Format: H.264 video compression, AAC audio compression, saves as MP4 file
  • Lens Type: Fixed Focus (1.5m to infinity)
  • Aperture: f/2.4 (fast lens for great results in low-light environments)
  • Zoom: Smooth multi-step 2x digital
  • Interface: 8 Buttons (Power, Play, Delete, Record and 4 way navigation)
  • Dimensions: 4.25" x 2.19" x 1.17" (H x W x D)
  • PC Connection: Built-in flip-out USB arm (up to USB 2.0 speed)
  • TV Out: Mini-HDMI (HDMI cable not included - buy now)
  • Battery Life: Up to 2.5 hours (with 2x AA Alkaline batteries), Up to 6.5 hours (with 2 x AA Energizer e2 batteries)
  • Tripod Mount: Yes
  • Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX
  • Min Requirements: (Windows) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz processor, Windows XP SP2 with 512 MB of RAM or Windows Vista with 2 GB of RAM, display monitor and video card support for 1024x768/24-bit color, Windows Media Player 9.0, Microsoft DirectX 9.0, USB 2.0 port
  • (Mac) 1.66 GHz Intel CoreDuo or faster processor, 1 GB of RAM, OS X Tiger 10.4 or Leopard 10.5, display monitor and video card support for 1024x768/24-bit colour, QuickTime 7, USB 2.0 port
  • Online Sharing:
  • Built-in FlipShare software with upgraded features:
  • Browse, playback, organize and archive your videos
  • Create movies with videos, music & titles
  • Edit clips and save still photos from video
  • Instantly upload to MySpace, YouTube and other video sites
  • Share your videos using email or greetings cards (free and unlimited video sharing)
  • What's in the box
  • Flip Video UltraHD Camcorder
  • Flip Video Battery Pack (compatible with two standard AA batteries)
  • Protective carrying pouch
  • Wrist strap
  • Quickstart Guide
  • diagram

customer Reviews

 Average rating (10 reviews)

 Excellent Item - Perfect addition to your video needs.

| | See all Pritesh's reviews (1)

I recently purchased this item from the US. I brought this item because I was fed up with the carrying my standard camcorder, even though it's new and small; it's still bulky compared to this gem.

The Flip UltraHD can be carried in my jeans pocket or my wife's handbag, it's so light you actually forget you're carrying a camcorder, it's also very easy to use, and it's the perfect "point and shoot" camcorder. The battery lasts for about 2 hours which is perfect considering you can record 120 minutes of footage. You also have a few buttons which starts and stops recording and offers some basic digital zoom options. As with any product you are always limited with digital zoom as oppose to optical zoom.

The Flip UltraHD also has an HDMI port, I connected this directly to my HDMI port on my 42" Plasma and I was surprised at how good the quality was, the clarity was superb. Night time recordings in limited light conditions were as expected - quite grainy.

The software is supplied and installed on the camcorder itself, once you plug it in your USB port, the software is installed, again just like the flip its very straight forward and easy to use. You have options to save the files on your computer, create video/DVD, Upload to YouTube or social networking sites, send video files via email. Create video greeting cards. The software will also let you trim your videos and create titles, credits for your videos, all done in a nice and easy to use Wizard function. The software can be updated by choosing automatic or on-demand option.

I haven't used the still photos function so cannot comment on this.

There were some bad points which I feel deserve a mention:

- The battery takes between 6-7 hours for a complete charge via USB, the camcorder occasionally complains that it has overheated; at this point you have to detach the camcorder and take the battery out for about 15 minutes before charging can be resumed. Normal AA batteries can be used.

- The Built in Flip out USB arm can cause problems as it does not swivel meaning in some cases you may have to hold on to the camcorder or leave it hanging off your desktop or laptop, this can be resolved by using a USB cable.

- When panning, the recording appears a little jittery, as it has no stabilisation built it, you need an extremely steady hand.

- The Flip UltraHD cannot replace a standard camcorder, nor is it suppose to, however it is the perfect addition to your video recording needs.

The product is also supplied with a soft pouch, however it would be worth while purchasing another product to protect the The Flip UltraHD.

Despite the negative points raised, the The Flip UltraHD still deserves 5/5 stars for quality and price.

 Nothing but trouble

| | See all NilSatisNisIOpt's reviews (1)

Unfortunately I have had an awful time trying to get this product to work. I was sold on the 'simple to use / set up / store / view' not to mention the size of the camcorder. However the reality is that one week in and I am having problems with the software, charging the camcorder, getting the product to record, keeping recordings and stopping the thing from freezing, and then losing recording after setting up the camcorder to the TV. I have emailed the manufacturer who are US based and do not have a UK helpline, you can call them but it will cost you a trans Atlantic phone call to the West Coast - make sure you do it on Pacific time! To date I have not received any constructive help whatsoever from them.
I would NOT recommend this product to anybody - it may be small but if you can't use it what good is that? I am about to send mine back. Do not buy.

 First impressions ....

| | See all malders1971's reviews (10)

So far superb. About the size of a mobile but a little chunkier. As easy as easy can be to operate, gave it the kids to mess around with and they were recording in minutes and off having fun. I'll be looking for a silicon glove cover fairly quickly for it as it doesn't feel as though it will take too many drops and that might just help, the device feels a little plasticy but is well put together. Software is decent and an absolute breeze to use. Video quality is better than I expected and connecting to my PC was an absolute breeze although I would recommend that you get a USB extension cable just to make life easy. Overall a good package, ask me again in 6 months.

 Fantastic and Amazing on-board Software

| | See all Homer7's reviews (1)

I LOVE this! Its not only extremely easy to use, but the onboard software is truly amazing - never has editing, making movies, adding your own music, uploading to YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, emailing etc etc been SOOOOOOOOO easy and fun to do. And it worked instantly - you simply plug into your PC using the integrated USB arm and the software boots up with all your films ready to edit and send. I also have an old Mac I occasionally use and with some great help from the Customer Support team at Flip got the Mac working with the Flip in no time! So I'm fully set up on my PC and Mac and emailing and sharing everything.....I'd give both the camcorder and the customer support 5 stars!


| | See all box258's reviews (7)

I am a film studies student and record and make short films for fun, we use this and the quality is amazing when you open and see the video you recorded.
The software that the flip comes with is very easy to use and quick to install.
You can use any tripod stand with this because of the hole under the flip and if you want to record while on a bike or attach it to your helmet then flip does a action tripod for 10-20 pounds.
I would recommend this for the price and the quality you get for the price