San Francisco - Cisco's Flip video camera unit said
Thursday it has updated the onboard software loaded on each Flip Video camera
to further simplify sharing videos.
Among the changes
in the new software version the FlipShare software is a greeting card feature
that lets users create personalized video greeting cards for friends and family
on the holidays and special occasions.
The latest version
of FlipShare software also makes it easier to share videos using improved
private sharing tools, including a private community page where users can share
videos with friends and family and comment on their favorites
greeting card feature includes dozens of new designs ranging from Christmas and
Hanukkah to birthday, graduation and new-baby greetings, the company said.
Once users select
their greeting card design, they can enter their own personal message to go
along with their accompanying video.
The finished video
greeting card can be easily sent by email to a single recipient, or small to
large groups of emailers using a new FlipShare contacts feature.
The contacts addition enables Flip users to
quickly import contacts from online email accounts and create groups of friends
and family that can be included in mailings of shared videos and video cards.
The new FlipShare
update also lets users see all the videos they have shared, the company said.
Flip said it also
launched a special Video Greeting Card app for Facebook, allowing anyone to
create and send video greetings using their favorite Flip videos or other video
footage posted on Facebook.
The new version of
FlipShare will be pre-loaded on all new Flip Video cameras beginning December
2. Alternatively, Flip camera users can download the update for free at
The new Facebook
Video Greeting Card App is available for free download at