video vs film :

video or film

Many of us can remember when portable transistorized radios were ignorantly called “transistors.” We have a tendency to abbreviate the names of various sorts of electronic technology (see and ), often in the process confusing the medium with the content. Video is the electronic reproduction of images, and applies to broadcast and cable television, prerecorded videocassette recordings (made on a videocassette recorder, or VCR), and related technologies. MTV appropriated this broad term for a very narrow meaning: “videotaped productions of visual material meant to accompany popular music recordings.” This is now what most people mean when they speak of “a video,” unless they are “renting a video,” in which case they mean a videocassette or DVD recording of a film. One also hears people referring to theatrical films that they happened to have viewed in videotaped reproduction as “videos.” This is simply wrong. A film is a film (or movie), whether it is projected on a screen from 35 or 70 mm film or broadcast via

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  • n  the visible part of a television transmission
  • n  a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)
  • n  (computer science) the appearance of text and graphics on a video display
  • n  broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    she is a star of screen and video

  • n  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    the film was shot on location
  • n  a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    film coverage of sporting events
  • n  photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
  • n  a thin coating or layer
    the table was covered with a film of dust
  • n  a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
  • v  make a film or photograph of something
  • v  record in film
    The coronation was filmed
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