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    Flippin' Cisco kills the Flippin' Flip


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    Yay, horrible things. Always hated them - although to be perfectly honest I'm not sure whether that's down to the kit itself (not a huge fan of the design) or the dreadful and nearly impossible to successfully package software

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Yay, horrible things. Always hated them - although to be perfectly honest I'm not sure whether that's down to the kit itself (not a huge fan of the design) or the dreadful and nearly impossible to successfully package software
    slightly less pants than digital blue (and what sort of name was digital blue movie maker for a kids product?)

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    they're on a special with CPC this month

    CPC Deals

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    Yeah i think the most annoying part was they used batteries - if they had rechargeables built in i wouldn't had mind them

    although for the price they are good - how quickly can i break the last ones we've got to be finally rid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    slightly less pants than digital blue (and what sort of name was digital blue movie maker for a kids product?)
    watch your language in these parts please!

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    That's a shame, we were using them in a pretty big way for whole class video editing!

    Can anyone suggest an appropriate alternative given it looks like the Flip's aren't long for this world?

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    Awww i like my flips and i havent had trouble deploying the software.

    Glennda where you talking about the Digi blues or the Flips?

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    Cisco scraps the Flip video camera

    Cisco has decided to shut down its Flip video division, just 2 years after having purchased Pure Digital Technologies for $590m!

    Due to the ever increasing prevalence of smartphones with high quality video camera capabilities, Cisco deemed the division defunct, and as part of this process, 550 employees will likely lose their jobs.

    From an education point of view, I think this is a bit of a sad day. The Flip cameras were ideal for use in schools!

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    Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees

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    Oh drat, just finished writing a post about this. Must type faster, lol!

    Its a sad day! Flip video cameras are brilliant in schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis View Post
    That's a shame, we were using them in a pretty big way for whole class video editing!

    Can anyone suggest an appropriate alternative given it looks like the Flip's aren't long for this world?
    Only real replacement would be something like the iPod Touch.

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    Someone will buy it.

    I think some flip models used a battery pack?

    I like ours tbh.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Someone will buy it.

    I think some flip models used a battery pack?

    I like ours tbh.

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    They haven't said they're selling it, they're shutting it down...

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    I know that's what has been posted but I would still expect it to be sold off.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Only real replacement would be something like the iPod Touch.
    Hmmm, they're a bit expensive at £200 which is pretty much double what the flip camera's cost. Anything similar for around £100?

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