What does videotape mean?

Definitions for videotape
ˈvɪd i oʊˌteɪpvideo·tape

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. videotape(noun)

    a video recording made on magnetic tape

  2. videotape(verb)

    a relatively wide magnetic tape for use in recording visual images and associated sound

  3. videotape, tape(verb)

    record on videotape


  1. videotape(Noun)

    magnetic tape used to record both video images and sound for subsequent playback or broadcasting

  2. videotape(Verb)

    To make a recording of something on videotape.

  3. Origin: From video + tape.


  1. Videotape

    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.

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How to say videotape in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of videotape in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of videotape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of videotape in a Sentence

  1. Kai Hibbard:

    So I made a videotape.

  2. Misbel Borjas:

    When I tried to videotape her with my cell phone.

  3. Detective Cruz Hernandez:

    I find it concerning that young people today would videotape an attack of someone rather than taking that phone and calling 911.

  4. Michael Avenatti:

    The videotape depicts Mr. Kelly engaged in illegal sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. It is approximately 55 minutes in length, it leaves no question as to Mr. Kelly's guilt on the tape.

  5. Michael Avenatti:

    My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly, he identified the two of them on the videotape. He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades, and he met the girl on a number of occasions.

Images & Illustrations of videotape

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