According to a legend born in the bowels of Sony, the first amateur analog video camera was created in 1980. However, the real consumer war begins in 1985, when Sony launches a video film of the analog standard Video 8, and the JVC introduces the VHS-C analog format – the “compact” version of the VHS analog format. The consumer gets access to the equipment connecting in one case both the camera and the recorder-recorder. But more recently, video lovers walked with two separate “boxes”: one shot, and the other recorded the image. So there was a camcorder (camera & recorder).
The very first camcorders were analog, and the image quality was noticeably worse than what we used to see on the TV screen. In television in England, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in some countries of Western Europe, the PAL color television standard is adopted, which forms a television image of 625 horizontal lines. Continue reading
In this part of the article we will talk about what characteristics of modern video cameras should be taken into account when choosing, as well as try to answer the most frequently asked questions.
First, we need to answer the question: “Do I need a high-resolution video camera or will a standard-resolution video camera be enough?” The answer to this question depends on your viewing equipment (or planned to be purchased).
After all, if you want to watch your video on a regular TV with a diagonal of 21 ”, then we can confidently say that an HD video camera will be a useless purchase for you, all the charms of high-definition video will be“ killed ”by an inappropriate viewing device. Moreover, it makes little sense to watch HD-video on conventional TVs with diagonals up to 29 ”inclusive – you will not see much difference compared to standard-resolution video. Another thing is if you have an LCD or plasma TV with a relatively large diagonal – here high-definition video reveals its advantages. Continue reading
VHS video cassettes and VCRs designed for playing them first appeared on the market in 1976 and successfully outlived Sony Betamax and Video 2000 technologies. In the 1990s and 2000s they were replaced by DVD discs, and today users even prefer to watch video online . If you still have old films on which family events, important as memory, are recorded, it is quite simple to convert them to digital format: we will tell you how to digitize video tapes at home.
Why digitize a video?
The main reason for converting analog VHS video to digital formats may be the lack of a VCR to watch them periodically or problems connecting such a device to a modern TV. Interesting moments of life – birthdays, weddings, holidays, vacation trips – are still stored on film. And for viewing on a computer, media player or TV receiver with HDMI and USB connectors, the videos must be digital. Continue reading