What is Video Capture?
Vid-e-oâ€‚ - [vid-ee-oh] â€“ Noun – the visible part of a television transmission.
Cap-tureâ€‚ – [kap-cher] â€“ Verb – to represent or record in lasting form
With the accelerated growth of technology, video capture has become a part of everyday life. It was in the late 1970s that you could have purchased a Panasonic VCR for the low price of ony $5,000 â€“ New! Today, you can purchase a VCR from several dozen manufactorers for less than $60.00. If you think that was expensive, how about in the early 1960s, Ampex offered the first home video system in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog and it came with a huge camera, TV monitor, special furniture and a 100 pound Ampex VR-1500 video recorder. And you could have owned all of this fablous equipment for only $30,000 â€“ but wait! There’s more! An Ampex engineer would come out to your home and even set it up for you. What a deal!
Now we have DVD players, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), camera cellular phones that record still and video images, home and office survelience cameras and the list continues to grow. But with so many types of video recording devices, how can we save it so that it isnâ€™t damaged, lost or simply fades away?