Video Recording Technology: Its Impact on Media and Home Entertainment

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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Video recording has recently become an important phenomenon. Although the majority of American homes have at least one video recording set, not much is known about video recording's past and about its continual effect on affiliated industries. This text documents the history of magnetic recording, stressing its importance in consumer as well as commercial applications from the advent of magnetism through the invention of such new technologies as Digital Audio Tape (DAT), High Definition Television (HDTV), and a multitude of sophisicated Digital Video Cassette Recorders.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Reproducing the Sound of the Living World
8
Chapter 3 The Origin of Magnetic Recording
36
Chapter 4 Introduction of Tape Development and the German Magnetophon
57
Chapter 5 Nonmagnetic Methods of Recording Television
99
Chapter 6 The Advent of the Videotape Recorder
112
Chapter 7 The Home Video Revolution
143
Chapter 8 VCR Market Growth
164
Chapter 10 Portable Video Recorders
186
Chapter 11 The Impact of Video Technology on Related Industries
199
Epilogue
244
Notes
251
Glossary
264
Bibliography
270
Author Index
281
Subject Index
283

Chapter 9 Videodisc Systems
180

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