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VCR:see videocassette recordervideocassette recorder
(VCR), device that can record television programs or the images from a video camera on magnetic tape (see tape recorder); it can also play prerecorded tapes.
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Video Cassette Recorder
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VCR(VideoCassette Recorder) A videotape recording and playback machine that houses both supply and take-up reels of tape in a convenient removable package. The most ubiquitous VCR format was the half-inch VHS videocassette. One inch tape cassettes were used in studios for professional mastering, and Sony's 3/4" U-matic tape cassettes were used in corporate training before VHS tapes became popular. See Betamax, VHS, VTR and VHS ripping.
|The VHS Videocassette|
|Before the DVD, the half-inch VHS videocassette was the most widely used distribution and recording medium for movies.|
|The First Consumer VCR|
|The VCR on the left was integrated into the console of an Emerson color TV in 1972. For more details, see Cartrivision. (Image courtesy of LabGuy's World, www.labguysworld.com)|
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