Camcorders are small, self-contained video cameras that can be easily carried. Before the invention of the camcorder, most families did not have any way to capture videos. Camcorders were the first things that allowed the average person to capture their memories in video form. This holiday celebrates not only the invention of the camcorder, but also all videos and videography in general.
To all of those camera lovers, I'm sure you all aren't shy to videography. On January 20th, camcorder day is dedicated to giving tribute to videography of all forms. This day allows us to look back on our own works of videography, from family videos to films. Let's take a closer look into this holiday!
The Evolution of Videography
Videography was first invented by John Logie Baird in 1927. John took inspiration from the Nipkow disc in creating the video camera. It turned images from simple pictures to scan lines that when viewed gave the impression of movement. From this, cameras and TVs widely used a four box set up that allowed for the images to show up on the screens and stay recorded. It wasn't until almost 6 decades later that they took a turn to digital. The first digital camera was brought into the world by Kodak.
Since the invention of the first video camera, videography is so widely used that platforms all over the internet use it for several purposes. One of the biggest platforms for videography is YouTube, but there are other platforms for video such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and so much more. Videography has evolved from a bulky camera to something as portable and easy to carry around. Having integrated into our everyday lives, videography has changed the scope of our reality, allowing us to create works that can be entertaining and informative.
How to Celebrate Camcorder Day
It's best to take this moment to sit with family and friends and look over the videos that mean the most to you with everyone. Not only will this become a great way to show your appreciation of others, it will also show everyone what meant the most to you. It's great for us all to show our appreciation for videography as it has been a part of our lives that allows us to capture moments that we treasure for the rest of our lives.