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NY Times: Flip users have 30 days to save videos on FlipShare

The New York Times Gadgetwise blog is reporting that Flip users have 30 days to save any videos uploaded to FlipShare, the video-sharing site for the Flip video camera. Last month Flip owner Cisco announced it was discontinuing the Flip, a favourite of multimedia journalists.

FlipShare will exist until 31 December 2013 and Cisco will continue to provide technical support for Flip users until that date.

Here is the nearer deadline: Cisco has put a 30-day expiration date on videos and photos stored on FlipShare’s Web service. Starting May 12, videos will expire 30 days after being loaded. Cisco doesn’t say explicitly what happens after 30 days, but presumably they will be erased. This¬† also applies to videos that have been posted before May 12, so you have about a month to rescue all of those videos you have archived on FlipShare.

There is a step-by-step explanation of how to move your videos from the web to your computer here, on the Flip Web site.

Flip videos that you share to Facebook and YouTube aren’t subject to expiration.

The full Gadget wise post is at this link

Flip video cameras to be discontinued

Multimedia journalists’ favourite the Flip video camera is to be discontinued.

In a release sent out today, Cisco, which bought out the mini video camera with built-in USB two years ago, said it is to shut down its Flip business.

Cisco said it will “support current FlipShare customers and partners with a transition plan”.

Launched in May 2007, the Flip had sold a million digital camcorders in the US by the following year and was becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

In a release in 2008, Cisco reported the Flip captured 14 per cent of the total video camera market and was worth more than £340 million.