Our sight is the most acute of our senses. The vividness of colors and the liveliness of movement symbolize life. Precisely why all form of lively theatrical performances have been so popular since the earliest days of civilization. The arrival of moving pictures in the form of movies and television enchanted a million souls. Video enabled everyone to recreate this magic of life at one’s own sweet will.
Video can and is used in many senses, and the meaning becomes clearer from the context. It can refer to moving pictures, the recording device for moving pictures or the playing device. More technically, it can also refer to the technology and process of recording, processing, transmitting and reproducing moving images in various forms. The arrival of the VCR was a phenomenal event. While there is no user control over the transmission of television pictures or movies screened, the VCR enabled the recording of images. The recorded images, called the video, could be played again and again. While this gave rise to fear of the demise of the theater and even led to legal challenges which alleged such recording as copyright infringement (the allegation was dismissed by the US Supreme Court), video production gathered steam. Soon video cassette sales became one great source of revenue for movie producers. Recorded television programs became an avenue of free advertisement.
Today, video technology has improved and evolved a lot. The recording media have become more spacious and greater details can now be recorded on them. Such newer forms of recording like the VCD, DVD, BlueRay and other emerging formats, and other hard-disk based recording systems like TiVo, have made video capture tremendously easy. Computers now act as entertainment systems and can capture and play video with the proficiency of high end video systems. Along with capturing transmitted video or buying movies off the shelf, the video revolution has also engendered the camcorders that enable one to create one’s own movies. The personal home video, the video of a wedding or birthday, the honeymoon video or the many other personal videos are a new genre in itself, furthering the video juggernaut. This section of the web directory is your guide to the amazing world of video. With links to many resources, here you can buy all your video components, from cassettes and DVDs to camcorders, from LCD screens to projectors and other attendant gadgets.