video camera


Definition of video camera

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

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Gathering lick pics Researchers first captured footage of a domestic cat grooming using a high-speed video camera. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Science says your cat’s tongue is ideally suited for grooming fur," 28 Dec. 2018 This includes: kayaks, Zodiacs and glass-bottom boats; scuba and snorkeling gear; video cameras for recording encounters with whale sharks; and hydrophones for listening to whales. Mark Childress, WSJ, "The Debate Over Cruise Vacations: Wonderful or Torturous?," 14 Aug. 2018 The city has rolled out an AI system with video cameras in two parks near the Downtown neighborhood. Dan Rosenbaum, Ars Technica, "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things," 7 Dec. 2018 Properly explaining that with a new in-home device equipped with microphones and a video camera is even more important. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Who you call and what apps you use could determine what ads you see.," 16 Oct. 2018 The Portal is a sleek new video camera and screen that makes chats with family and friends look great. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "Facebook unveils the Portal, a video-chat camera for people who still trust Facebook," 8 Oct. 2018 The robotic arm allows surgeons to see inside the patient's body through a tiny video camera attached to one of the long robot arms. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Self-driving Uber fatal crash: Experts say prosecution would be precedent setting," 22 June 2018 In episodic chapters, the Duplasses recount their upbringing in Metairie, La., and boyhood rites of passage like getting cable TV and a video camera to shoot their first movies. New York Times, "Two Dudes With a Camera," 18 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of video camera

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of video camera was in 1939

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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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