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Cisco debuts new Flip Video lineup

Posted on 21-Sep-2010 14:50 | Filed under: News


Cisco debuts new Flip Video lineup
Cisco's Flip Video today rolled out an all-new line of UltraHD and MinoHD video cameras. These new video cameras feature Flip Video simplicity, enhanced HD video quality, hardware-based image stabilization, expanded product personalization options, and more ways to share video using pre-loaded FlipShare software.

Flip also announced today Designed for Flip, a new program offering accessories from a wide range of partners that include everything from wide angle lenses and external microphones to battery chargers and a portable projector.

A key component of the Designed for Flip initiative is a new Flip Video feature called FlipPort. The FlipPort is a uniquely developed connector found on the bottom of the new Flip UltraHD 8 GB/2 hour video camera that will become a standard feature on future generations of Flip video cameras. The FlipPort, will allow a range of specialized accessories to easily plug right in to Flip video cameras and open up a world of new uses and creativity for consumers. This includes external storage designed by Seagate.

"This is without question the best line of Flip Video cameras we've ever created," said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Consumer Products. "The new line combines Flip simplicity, affordability and fun with truly breakthrough video quality, image stabilization, and unlimited personalization options."

Building upon the Flip Video user experience, Flip Video's new line combines an always-on image stabilization technology with 720p resolution at 60 frames per second (fps). The new Flip Video line is available ion the U.S. starting at just US$149.99.

The new Flip video cameras also come pre-loaded with the latest version of FlipShare, which helps consumers easily organize, edit and share their videos. FlipShare upgrade now includes direct posts to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The Flip Video UltraHD now offers two new models, including the new Flip Video UltraHD 2 hour that also features a new slimmer design. The UltraHD 2 hour is the first Flip video camera to feature FlipPort a proprietary Flip-designed connector enabling new add-ons options as part of the newly announced Designed for Flip accessory program.