Video Terminology Glossary V: Video, Filmmaking and Multimedia Words and Terms


Video terminology glossary V

  • Video terminology glossary V. A comprehensive video terminology glossary of audio, video, multimedia and filmmaking terms.

VideoFrom the Latin verb "videre" meaning "I see" or "to see". It is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, transmitting and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. (Wikipedia) (See the article: The History of Television and Video)

Video Camera – (See the article: Digital Video Camera)

Video-On–Demand (VOD) – A way for cable TV or satellite TV customers to view a movie, film or video by selecting it and paying for it immediately before viewing.

Videocassette Recorder (VCR) – An electromechanical device used for recording and playing back analog audio and video. The device records the information on cassette tape. This type of recording device was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The two major video formats used were Sony's Betamax and, the more popular, JVC's VHS (Video Home System).

Videotape Recorder (VTR) – a recording device using magnetic tape that had the ability to record video images. First developed by Charles Ginsberg at Ampex Corporation in 1951. This device made it possible to record television programs by converting the information into electrical impulses and saving information onto videotape. This method of recording made the kinescope obsolete. Ampex sold the first VTR in 1956.


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