PRESS RELEASE: Flip Video™ Introduces Next-Generation Personal Video Sharing
Latest FlipShare™ software makes it simple to share video publicly, privately, or with groups
June 16, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Taking video sharing to a new level, the makers of Flip Video today announced the latest version of its on-board FlipShare software that makes sharing personal video easier than ever before. FlipShare now gives users the ability to publish personal video channels online with Flip Channels™, in addition to easy uploading to popular sites like MySpace™ and YouTube™, and one-click private video emailing capabilities.
The innovative new Flip Channels feature enables users to easily share their favorite Flip content with groups of people they designate. Once created, their personal Flip Channels can be instantly viewed online at FlipShare.com or on any iPhone™ model by using the new FlipShare for iPhone application, available soon.
“Flip Video changed the way people use video by making it simple to capture and fun to share,” said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Business Group at Cisco, which recently acquired Pure Digital Technologies, makers of Flip Video products. “Our latest FlipShare software, with the new Flip Channels feature, takes video sharing to the next level by making it incredibly easy to share video with a friend, a group, or with the world.”
With FlipShare’s new Flip Channels feature, consumers now have a simple way to share their favorite Flip content – both video and snapshots – with many different groups such as friends, family, classmates or teams. Once a user creates a Flip Channel, it can be viewed online now at FlipShare.com or on an iPhone using the breakthrough FlipShare application for the iPhone available soon. This new application gives FlipShare users, as well as their friends and family, instant access to their favorite Flip Video content from anywhere.
These latest software innovations build upon the success of the wildly popular Flip Video camcorder line. Since its launch in 2007, more than 2 million Flip Video camcorders have been sold and millions of videos have been shared using FlipShare software. Flip Video models are ranked as the number one and number two top-selling camcorders in the U.S. for the first quarter 2009, as ranked by leading market research firm The NPD Group.
The new version of FlipShare software will begin shipping as the on-board software for all Flip Video camcorders as of June 16, 2009. The software can also be downloaded for free by visiting www.theflip.com. The FlipShare for iPhone application will be available for free in the iPhone App Store.
FlipShare Software Features:
- Pre-loaded software to save, organize, and edit videos with ease
- Works on any PC or Mac
- Email videos and video greeting cards
- Upload videos instantly to YouTube™ and MySpace™
- Capture HD snapshots from videos using enhanced freeze-frame capabilities and share them along with videos
- Create Flip Channels to share content privately with groups of friends or family or to access your own content on the web
- Watch videos on-the-go at flipshare.com
- Create custom movies with your own music
- Enjoy your videos in full-screen play mode
- Order DVDs and have them shipped anywhere in the world
FlipShare Application for iPhone Features:
- View your favorite FlipShare videos and snapshots on any iPhone model
- Access Flip Channels instantly from anywhere
- Watch Flip Channels from friends and family
- Download for free at the iPhone App Store
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco’s vision for the consumer is to enable people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social, and more visual. More information about Cisco and its line of consumer products can be found at www.cisco.com/consumer.
Pure Digital Technologies was acquired by Cisco in May of 2009 and operates as part of Cisco’s Consumer Business Group. Its revolutionary Flip Video camcorders changed the way people capture and share video by making it simple, accessible and fun for anyone. Flip Video camcorders are pre-loaded with FlipShare software to enable easy organizing, editing, and seamless uploading to YouTube™, MySpace™, and other video sharing sites. Flip Video products are currently available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. More information about Flip Video products can be found at www.TheFlip.com.
(First posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 16:23 EDT)