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videotape

[vid-ee-oh-teyp] /ˈvɪd i oʊˌteɪp/
noun
1.
magnetic tape on which the electronic impulses produced by the video and audio portions of a television program, motion picture, etc., are recorded (distinguished from audiotape).
verb (used with object), videotaped, videotaping.
2.
to record (programs, etc.) on videotape.
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videotaper, noun
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Examples for videotape
  • videotape or photograph the neighborhood as it looks today.
  • Scientists also videotape the animals' corresponding behavior and feed the data into a modified human speech-recognition program.
  • For four days, she wore a cap studded with electrodes so that doctors could observe her brain waves and videotape her.
  • Officials weren't even aware that the cars had made contact until they watched the videotape after the race.
  • Nelson has never catalogued his thousands of hours of audio- and videotape.
  • But he was later seen walking in a videotape, clearly in possession of both his legs.
  • People have long been able to photocopy texts, tape-record music, and videotape television shows.
  • After a summer vacation back home, the student reappeared with a videotape to prove her case.
  • Clips of him nodding yes had been spliced into the videotape after statements with which he remembers disagreeing.
  • He was seen alive on one videotape, reported killed on another.
Encyclopedia Article for videotape

video recorder

electromechanical device that records and reproduces an electronic signal containing audio and video information onto and from magnetic tape. It is commonly used for recording television productions that are intended for rebroadcasting to mass audiences. There are two types of video tape units: the transverse, or quad, and the helical

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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