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Flip Video: Camcorder Uploads Direct to Youtube

by Paul Strauss
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With all of the buzz about “user created content” these days, it was only a matter of time before hardware manufacturers started to create devices with that use specifically in mind. This new line of digital camcorders from Pure Digital comes with built-in integration to YouTube and other online video sharing services.

Flip Video Camcorder

Flip Video camcorders aren’t designed to hold atremendous amount of content, with one model capturing 30-minutes ($120) and another capturing 60-minutes ($150.) However, the devices are designed to idiotproof the process of capturing and uploading clips to popular online video sites. The included software allows for editing and embellishment of clips too.

Each camcorder has a simple one-touch recording and a basic 2x digital zoom capability. No specifics are known about the video resolution, but I’m betting it’s no more than VGA. You certainly won’t be the next Scorsese with this technology, but it you’re looking for the easiest path to shoot and share video clips, this could be it. Flip Video cameras should be available this week in most major retail outlets.



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