CHAPTER 12

Sound and Video Recording

The current saturation of relatively inexpensive multimedia communication tools holds tremendous potential for destroying the monopoly of ideas we have lived with for so long…. A personal computer can be configured to act as a publishing house, a broadcast-quality TV studio, a professional recording studio, or the node in an international computer bulletin board system.

—Mark Dery, Author and Cultural Critic, (1993)

Chapter Highlights

This chapter examines:

image  The history and evolution of videotape recording systems

  Formats used for recording audio and video to analog and digital tape

  Industry standards ...

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