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Flip Cameras Supported through End of 2013

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I got a notice today that FlipShare, the software that comes with Flip cameras and enables users to easily share and post their videos, will continue to be supported until 12/31/2013. I don’t know what happens after that, but given the accelerating pace of digital video technology, I’m assuming it won’t be too big of a deal. There will be some new shiny penny that comes along before then.

This is from the notice…

“In light of Cisco’s recent announcement regarding the future of the Flip business, we wanted to address your questions related to FlipShare software.

FlipShare desktop and mobile software will continue to be functional and supported for 2 ½ years (until 12/31/2013).”

Here is something people should think about, though…

“Starting May 12, 2011, videos shared with an individual, group, Flip Channel or Twitter will only be available online for viewing and downloading for up to 30 days after being sent (the 30-day limit will also apply to videos shared previously)”

and finally, this…

“Videos shared on Facebook and YouTube as well as videos stored in FlipShare on your computer will not be impacted and do not have a 30-day limit”

So, if I read this correctly, the best bet for people using FlipShare is to post videos to your Facebook page or YouTube channel if you want the video to be seen for any length of time. Otherwise, after 30 days…poof!

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