Givit stores and sends Flip videos

Online sharing service Givit “allows anyone to instantly and securely share videos, personal messages, or special moments exclusively with the audience meant to see it” and the site says its now integrated with the soon-defunct FlipShare site for the Flip video cameras.

Cisco will discontinue the FlipShare service December 31, 2013, Givit says, and “as a way to permanently save their videos, users can now instantly transfer their full FlipShare library to Givit for permanent storage and instant sharing with one click.”

The service is private by default, “supporting users’ desire for security.” Social conversations around videos are exclusive to the audience of recipients, and viewers cannot re-share or forward videos without the creator’s consent. It’s “perfect for private social and family moments, confidential business projects, and personal messages.”

FlipShare could only be used with the Flip camera, Givit says, noting it allows users to also share videos they have captured from any digital camera or camcorder. Givit is offering Flip users double storage space with any premium upgrade: 2 gigabytes of storage are free; 10GB, 25GB and 50GB are $30, $50,  and $100 per year.

Givit launched in November 2011, and is based in San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

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Paul Worthington is a journalist and consumer imaging consultant. He produces the annual Future Imaging Summit at PMA@CES, and writes for PMA Newsline and PMA Magazine, as well as other publications.