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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