Flip announces own video channel
Not satisfied with giving their customers YouTube capability, Pure Digital – the makers of the Flip pocket video cameras, are updating their on board software to make it easier to upload videos by creating their own custom channels which thhey can then invite others to enjoy.
This is especially comforting to parents who want to share videos of their friends and family without letting anyone else viewing them sans permission (although, to be fair, YouTube and other video hosts do have privacy settings that also do just that).
When users upload video to their dedicated channels, an email goes out to a previously approved “white list” of email addresses advising them there’s an update to the channel with thumbnail previews included.
Flip's new video channel lets users create their own private YouTube like experience.
The software will also allow users to drag clips off the channel, edit them or update them and then drag them back. Lastly, in concert with the new Flip software comes an iPhone application which enables MacHeads to watch Flip Channel videos directly, as well as recording videos using their iPhone and uploading them directly to the channel.
Unfortunately, for the Mino and Ultra HD Cameras, the quality of video viewing won’t be true 720p, but the reality of HD on YouTube and other video hosts is that it isn’t really shown in true HD anyway.
Hat Tip – Crave