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The Flip UltraHD – HDvideo for everyone

Uncategorized author: admin 11.06.2009 Comments Off

We had received our Flip UltraHD recorder, this is one of the most advanced Flips ever made, so let’s take a look.

The Flip HD ultra

The Flip HD ultra

From the first Flip presented, The Flip has become a standard for compact affordable video recording. The latest model UltraHD is offering over two hours of recording capacity (8GB memory). Compared to the previous models, new Flip UltraHD is bringing new bright two inch diagonal LCD screen for no-glare viewing even in direct sunlight.

Features of the new Flip UltraHD

  • High Definition, 1280 x 720
  • Store up to 2 hours of HD material (8 GB built-in memory)
  • LCD Screen – 2 inch – transflective – visible in bright sunlight
  • Uses two regular AA type  batteries (rechargeable AA battery is included in initial pack)
  • HDMI TV Output

Compared to the previous Flips, packaging is quite similar. When we unpack the box, the cam is there. Accessories are hidden behind the camera. In the initial pack, you will find a wrist strap, Flip pouch and a quick starting guide. Also, Flip UltraHD uses rechargeable AA batteries, you will get two of them in the packing. Good change since the last Flip that I had own (Flip Mino) had non-replaceable batterie.

Connection is easy via USB or HDMI plug

Connection is easy via USB or HDMI plug

One of the most obvious upgrades, again compared to my Flip Mino, is the much brighter and larger LCD. I didn’t mind the size of the screen on Mino, but working with UltraHD is a real pleasure. The controls has stayed the same, so no additional complications, three buttons, record, play, trash and four way control dial. Dial is used for all things like volume control and zoom control. To remain the low price of the final products, there is no real zoom just a digital zoom. Digital zoom is a kind of cropping more then a zoom, but some compromises have to be made.

The Flip UltraHD

The Flip UltraHD

Biggest advantages of the The Flip UltraHD

  • compact size – a bit bigger a heavier comparing to previous models but now HD
  • remained easiness of use
  • using rechargeable and replaceable AA batteries
  • Better image quality
  • Great value for money invested

Photos by rok1966