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NiteStryker

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#1 8 years ago

So nowadays, with film being pretty much nonexistant, what is the proper term for recording something? You cant really say "videotape" it. Record it I guess? Altho I always think of audio-only when that is said.




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#2 8 years ago

I think you still use the same term, I havn't found any other words for it.




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#3 8 years ago

You could probably use "filming". Granted, there's no film involved in DVD's and digital media recordings, but I don't think it's really going to cause any confusion these days.




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#4 8 years ago
Zamamee;5366644You could probably use "filming". Granted, there's no film involved in DVD's and digital media recordings, but I don't think it's really going to cause any confusion these days.

Right, that would probably make sense.

I know its semi-common to say "Tivo" for DVR-ing programs. Altho I dont have TiVo per-se, I still say it.




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#5 8 years ago

I'd say I was going to video - whatever the event was. Just drop the tape part out since no tape's involved. It was a fairly common shortening even when cameras used tape so *shrug*.




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#6 8 years ago

You just use "record." You can use "burn" if you're writing something onto a disc media (CD, DVD, or Blu-ray).




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#7 8 years ago

I would personally go with capturing or copying.




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#8 8 years ago

"Film", "capture", "record" or even even "tape". The point is quite clear. I don't think many people will assume you're going to use an old videotaperecorder if you say you'll tape something... =p

And how about "shooting a photo/picture" ? ;)




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#9 8 years ago

I've said 'recording' for ages, even back in the day when VHS was king. 'Videotape' never really felt like a proper verb to me, even though there's nothing wrong with using it as such.




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#10 8 years ago

Turning light and sound energy into electrical energy held in binary form on a digital storage device.

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