Creative announced availability of Vado HD Pocket Video Cam

By Koushik Saha on 9.12.08

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Creative(R) today announced availability of the Vado(TM) HD Pocket Video Cam, the ideal holiday gift. Thethin, lightweight Vado HD is small enough to fit easily in a pocket, purse orthe palm of your hand, and it captures video in 720p high-definition qualitywith just the touch of a button.
The Vado HD is the only Pocket Video Cam to feature HDMI connectivity andan included HDMI cable that provides 1080i output to an HDTV. It alsofeatures a precision glass lens for stunning video quality, and 8GB ofbuilt-in memory to carry up to two hours of HD video. The Vado HD has anestimated street price of US $229.99 and is available today in carbon black and

"We designed the Vado HD so you can easily shoot all of life's spontaneousand fun moments, and then come home and watch your videos on an HDTV - allwith true high-definition quality," said Steve Erickson, VP and GM for audioand video at Creative. "You can upload the videos to your PC, or what'sreally cool is to watch them on your HDTV in full HD quality. Some camerassuch as the Flip Mino HD record HD video but don't let yououtput it in highdefinition to your HDTV. Even the New York Times laments, 'the Mino HD is ahi-def camcorder that can't play your movies in high def on a high-def TV.'The Vado HD delivers 1080i high-definition video to an HDTV, plus it offersthe convenience of an HDMI connection."

The simplicity of the Vado HD makes it ideal for capturing video on amoment's notice. While your camcorder is stored away somewhere in a camerabag, the Vado HD is ready in seconds to capture clips that you can cherish andsave for a lifetime in HD quality. With 8GB of built-in memory, the Vado HDcan carry up to two hours of HD video, and it doesn't require you to carrytapes or DVDs with you. The removable, rechargeable battery provides up totwo hours of recording and playback, and extra batteries are available asaccessories so you can easily swap them to capture more video.

The Vado HD enables fast and easy sharing of video on YouTube(TM) The Vado HD has a built-in USB connector so you can plug rightit into your PC, just like you would with a thumb drive. The Vado HD includesthe Vado Central(TM) software program built right into it that showsthumbnails of your video clips, which you can view on or copy to your PC.With one easy step, just click on the YouTube or buttons in VadoCentral to easily post your videos. When you want to share your videos withselected friends and family, they can use to either view or download acopy of the video. Vado Central also enables capture of single snapshots orsuccessive snapshots in burst mode. When you want to make and edit your videoproductions, just use the Muvee software that's included in Vado Central.

Vado HD Features -- Slim, lightweight, pocket-sized design -- 720p HD video capture -- Included HDMI cable; HDMI connectivity provides 1080i video output to HDTV -- Built-in two-inch color LCD screen -- Removable rechargeable battery -- Precision glass lens -- Built-in USB cable for PC -- Built-in Vado Central software program for posting videos to YouTube and, plus Muvee(TM) software for video editing and customization, and capturing snapshots Vado HD Accessories

To personalize your Vado HD experience, the following accessories are available at

-- A pouch for protection and storage, priced at US $14.99 -- Spare batteries providing up to two hours of recording or playback, priced at US $14.99 -- A power adapter with charging station so your Vado HD is ready to go when you are, priced at US $29.99 -- Underwater diving pouch for keeping the Vado HD dry during underwater shooting, priced at US $29.99 The Vado HD introductory bundle comes with an HDMI cable, silicon skin and USB extension. For more information about the Creative Vado HD visit Become a fan of Vado on Facebook at

About Creative:

Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famousfor its Sound Blaster(R) sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZEN MP3 and portable media players.Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment-anytime, anywhere.

This announcement relates to products launched in the United States.Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere inthe world according to local factors and requirements. Creative Vado, SoundBlaster, ZEN and Vado Central are trademarks or registered trademarks ofCreative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. Allother trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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