Origin of camcordercam(era) + (re)corder (noun)
A hand-held recorder that allows you to videotape your kids soccer match onto a tape and watch the replay of the video on the same device is an example of a camcorder.
Origin of camcordercam(era) (re)corder
camcorder - Computer Definition
(CAMera reCORDER) A combination video camera, recorder and player in one unit. Prior to camcorders, the camera and magnetic tape recorder were separate devices cabled together. In 1983, Sony introduced the Betamovie, the first camcorder, which used half-inch analog Betamax videotape cassettes. However, the cassette had to be removed and inserted into a separate videotape player for viewing. Subsequently, camcorders were designed to play as well as record. Today, all video cameras are digital camcorders that record onto flash memory cards, DVDs, hard drives or tape cassettes. In addition, every modern smartphone is also a camcorder. See SD formats, HD formats, DTV and digital camera.
- Buyers should always make sure to thoroughly understand accompanying warranty information prior to making a purchase, otherwise they may find themselves buying a camcorder which does not feature the coverage they need.
- If you think you will simply be shooting footage and then storing it on CDs or on your hard drive, with a minimum amount of editing, then you may want to go with a less elaborate, and less expensive digital camcorder.
- Every retailer has their own return policy, so customers who find themselves with broken camcorders may be able to return the defective equipment to the place where they bought it and receive a new camcorder.
- Panasonic camcorders warranty information accompanies each camcorder purchase along with the instructions, allowing the buyer quick access to all the information they need to get a faulty camcorder repaired.
- Filming web quality videos using a digital camcorder and posting them to websites like YouTube is one of the best ways to attract new members from the membership of other very large online communities.