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Cisco's Flip Video Launches Second-Gen HD Camcorder

10/14/2009 10:25:24 AM Eastern

San Francisco
- Cisco-owned Flip Video launched a second-generation
Flip MinoHD camcorder that doubles memory capacity, offers a larger screen and
adds HDMI output compared to its first-generation predecessor, the company said.

Flip MinoHDThe device's embedded video-management and -editing software also
adds direct uploading to Facebook when connected to a PC. Like its predecessor,
the new model also posts to YouTube and MySpace.

The $229 device is available at retail.

The new Flip MinoHD features 8GB of embedded memory, two hours of
720p recording time, 2-inch transflective screen to eliminate glare in direct
sunlight, and HDMI output for direct digital connection to an HDTV. It joins the original Flip MinoHD, at $199
with one-hour recording time, and the non-HD Flip Mino,
at $149.

The new MinoHD also adds brushed-metal finish, slightly rounder
design and touch-sensitive buttons. Other features include 960 by 240-pixel display
resolution, built-in omni-directional microphone, speaker with software volume
control, rechargeable two-hour lithium-ion battery, widescreen TV output and 2x
digital zoom.

Flip Video was acquired by Cisco in May of 2009 and operates as
part of Cisco's consumer products group.

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