- The definition of video is the visual part of something broadcasted.
An example of video is the part of a television show that you'd see, rather than hear; the video presentation.
- Video is the visual part of a movie or recorded program, or something recorded to watch in the future.
An example of a video is something you'd watch on YouTube.
- of or used in television
- designating or of the picture portion of a telecast, as distinguished from the audio (or sound) portion
- designating or of the display of data on a computer screen
Origin of videoClassical Latin I see ; from videre: see vision: used by analogy with audio
- videocassette, videotape, etc.
- a performance or presentation, filmed or videotaped, prepared for viewing by telecast, videocassette, etc.
- a. A sequence of images processed electronically into an analog or digital format and displayed on a screen with sufficient rapidity as to create the illusion of motion and continuity.b. A signal carrying such images.
- a. A movie recorded electronically, usually including a soundtrack: a video of a birthday party.b. The presentation of such a work.c. The electronic medium in which such movies are recorded: a movie released on video.
- A music video.
Origin of videoFrom Latin videō, first person sing. present tense of vidēre, to see; see vide.
(plural videos or videmus)
- Video is used in contrast with audio, which is sound only.
- The plural videmus is rare and used for humorous effect. It is the first-person plural form of the Latin verb ("we see") in the same way that video is the singular.
- video card
- video game
- video game music
(third-person singular simple present videoes, present participle videoing, simple past and past participle videoed)
- To record using video equipment
Borrowed from Latin videÅ (“I see").
video - Computer Definition
(1) Any digital moving picture object, which includes a computer file in video formats such as MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, DivX or FLV. A video may also be a DVD or Blu-ray disc. Years ago, a video was an analog videotape (see VHS). See MPEG, video codec and codec examples.
(2) A computer display system. A "video card" is the same as a "graphics card" or "display adapter." A computer's video system may be able to output any combination of analog VGA or digital DVI, DisplayPort or HDMI signals to the monitor. See display adapter, VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI.
(3) The moving picture technology developed for the television industry, initially for real-time capture and transmission and subsequently for recording and playback. In North America, the analog black and white TV standard (NTSC) that debuted in 1941 was replaced by digital TV (DTV) in 2009. In Europe and other countries, the analog PAL and SECAM color TV standards of the late 1960s were superseded by DVB and ISDB digital standards starting in the late 1990s. See NTSC, DTV, DVB, ISDB and VTR. TV vs. Computer Color Encoding TVs and computers use different color models. The color encoding of TV video signals (broadcast TV, cable TV, DVD, etc.) uses the YUV color space, whereas the computer's video system processes images in RGB. However, the screen electronics in both TVs and computers render only RGB, thus, YUV video is converted to RGB for display (see color space, YUV and RGB).