Review: Flip Video Ultra

Linux Journal Gadget Guy, Shawn Powers, reviews the Flip Video Ultra, a small portable video camera, and shows us how easy it is to edit the video with Kino.

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The Flip Ultra compatibility with UBUNTU?

Anonymous's picture

I have been looking everywhere online for an answer. If someone can help me, that'd be great! I'm not a computer whiz (that's my husband) and I'm buying the Flip Ultra Camcorder for him. We run Ubuntu on our computers. Will the software be compatible with my OS? Thanks!

Housing?

Anonymous's picture

What housing did you use to videotape the underwater stuff?

Flip on EEE PC

Thomas Wieken's picture

The EEE PC Linux doesn't recognize the Flip. Do you know how to make it work?

I have contact Flip a number of times and they just like Windows and Apple.

Thanks for the help.

Tom Wieken

Flip Video Ultra stops working

Mike Frandsen's picture

My Flip Video Ultra stopped working all of a sudden. I've read on the web that there are a lot of people who have this happen to them. It's beyond the 90 day warranty, but the company is selling a product they know is defective. I called customer support and gave them my number twice and they were supposed to get back to me and never did. Then I called the "second tier" of support and they told me to go to the website to fill out the support form. No matter what email address I enter, it says, "this email is already in the database." Sounds like when companies blow you off just to hope that you'll give up.

Was the sound also from the Flip?

Gregg's picture

I'm guessing that it wasn't. It sounded too good. I have a Flip Ultra, and while the built in mic is good, it's not that good. You probably used a separate device to capture the sound. If that's the case, you should have made that clear in the video. As it is this video is going to mislead a lot of people as to the sound recording capability of the Flip.

It WAS the Flip

Shawn Powers's picture

Absolutely without question. The only voiceover work was when I was recording the Flip with my camcorder (I was certain no one would think I was recording that footage with the Flip itself, audio or video).

Seriously, I did the whole thing with just the Flip.

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Free Porn

Free's picture

Absolutely without question. The only voiceover work was when I was recording the Flip with my camcorder (I was certain no one would think I was recording that footage with the Flip itself, audio or video).

Seriously, I did the whole thing with just the Flip. (+1)

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