I am very excited about the latest features we will be releasing tomorrow in our newest version of stashBox. Our staff has been working very hard over the last two months on this release, which includes an improved installer, a new application interface with multiple launching options (Desktop, Program Menu, etc.) to make it even easier to start working with your video and photos, new skin/theme options, and much more!
But the feature I am most excited about (and jumping the gun on announcing) is our new support for the FlipVideo. I first read about the FlipVideo (produced by Pure Digital) in the Spring of this year, and was so taken by the concept that I went out the next day and bought one.
And my wife and I haven’t had this much fun with a video camera. Ever.
We are acknowledged video freaks, with a variety of standard and widescreen digital camcorders that we've collected over the years. And when we're heading to a special event we want to get on video, we'll take one along -- When you want high-quality video, nothing beats a Digital tape-based camcorder. videotape.
But we inevitably found ourselves wishing we had a camcorder along when we were just out and about on a casual trip and didn’t plan on taking any video. And that’s where the FlipVideo comes to the rescue.
Small and very light, my wife has taken to bringing the FlipVideo everywhere in her purse. After 10 days of using it, she has claimed it as her own. The casual, candid, everyday family moments that were usually a story to tell to my parents over the phone are now being preserved and shared in video form with my family over the web. Extremely easily.
We wanted to make the stashBox experience for FlipVideo users as easy as it is to take the video. Our system will auto-detect your FlipVideo and manage the copying of your video files to your Hard Drive. Your stashBox then lets you trim the starts & ends off of the individual clips, and arrange them in a movie sequence. This way, you can share one movie (made up of a number of clips) with your family & friends, instead of having to share a whole range of individual clips. The video management features (movies, collections, tagging, search, etc.) make it very easy to customize movies for different family members, as well as just keep track of all the video that you take.
What else can I say except buy a FlipVideo now! I very rarely feel this strong about product recommendations, but this is a video device that makes video accessible across all generations. Even if you own a digital camcorder or camera that can take video, you still need to go out and buy a FlipVideo now! It is not a replacement for your current camera or camcorder - but it will allow you to preserve so many more of your precious moments on video for the future.