video camera


Definition of video camera 

: a camera that records video and usually audio especially : camcorder

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Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann picked up a magnetic-tape video camera for the very first time in May 1986 as a young protester and budding documentarian on the streets of Vienna. Jessica Zack,, "Unflinching looks at Austria’s past, Kurt Waldheim at Jewish Film Festival," 10 July 2018 Sitting on the stream bank, Collado used athletic tape to lash a GoPro video camera to the top of a collapsible 30-foot aluminum pole. Jennifer Kahn, New York Times, "Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?," 13 Mar. 2018 Footage from an outward-facing video camera mounted to the front of the train showed no clearly visible sign of a crack or fracture as the train traveled over the rail. Washington Post, "Metro defends track inspections, radio signal system in aftermath of derailment," 25 Jan. 2018 Museum officials put the money into an endowment and used the proceeds to increase security, which now includes video cameras, Miller said. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Unsolved Arizona mystery: de Kooning painting valued at $100 million missing for 30 years," 24 Nov. 2015 Detectives are looking for witnesses and combing through any available video camera surveillance footage. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Vandals spray painted swastikas, racial slurs in Independence Township," 12 July 2018 My idea was to have trucks with big speakers drive around BLASTING time code just out of the frequency range of the video camera’s microphone. George Varga,, "Blink-182's Mark Hoppus says he gave U.S. Navy Admiral tips on how to capture Saddam Hussein," 29 June 2018 The video cameras had already been pointed toward the Route 91 Harvest Festival when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "New hotel surveillance footage details chaos of deadly Las Vegas massacre," 7 June 2018 On the kiosks Parr and Harker used, the video camera was several inches above the screen. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Jails are replacing visits with video calls—inmates and families hate it," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of video camera

1939, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of video camera

: a camera that is used to create videos by recording moving images and sounds onto a videotape, computer disk, etc.

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Kids Definition of video camera

: a camera (as a camcorder) that records video and usually also audio

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