a video recording made on magnetic tape
a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound
record on videotape
magnetic tape used to record both video images and sound for subsequent playback or broadcasting
To make a recording of something on videotape.
Origin: From video + tape.
A videotape is a recording of images and sounds on to magnetic tape as opposed to film stock used in filmmaking or random access digital media. Videotapes are also used for storing scientific or medical data, such as the data produced by an electrocardiogram. In most cases, a helical scan video head rotates against the moving tape to record the data in two dimensions, because video signals have a very high bandwidth, and static heads would require extremely high tape speeds. Videotape is used in both video tape recorders or, more commonly and more recently, videocassette recorder and camcorders. Tape is a linear method of storing information and since nearly all video recordings made nowadays are digital direct to disk recording, videotape is expected to gradually lose importance as non-linear/random-access methods of storing digital video data become more common. Information stored can be in the form of either an analog signal or digital signal.
The numerical value of videotape in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of videotape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
So I made a videotape.
I find it concerning that young people today would videotape an attack of someone rather than taking that phone and calling 911.
People viewing this videotape will have the brilliance and benefit of hindsight 20/20 vision, this is not a murder case, despite what you heard in the courtroom. It's truly not a murder case, and we feel that we will be very successful in defending this case.
Some people were scared to come to the needle-exchange because they were afraid that either the cops were there waiting to arrest them or that we had video cameras to videotape them for later, others thought we were going to be able to track them — and none of that is true.
I wish people would look at just how warped our society has become, we videotape pain and suffering, then we share it and we view it over and over. And I do n’t doubt this story will be dead in two days and everybody [ will ] move on to something else and you still have a victim of a crime.
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