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.
to record (programs, etc.) on videotape.

video + tape

videotaper, noun Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
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.
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