- VTR redirects here. For other meanings, see VTR (disambiguation).
A video tape recorder
), is a tape recorder
that can record video
material. The video cassette recorder
(VCR), where the videotape
is enclosed in a user-friendly videocassette
shell, is the most familiar type of VTR known to consumers. Professionals may use other types of video tapes and recorders.
History of video tape recording
Video tape recorder technologies include:
Professional cassette / cartridge based systems
Standard definition Digital video
A Betamax video tape by BASF.
High definition Digital video tape formats
See video cassette recorder for a full treatment of domestic formats.
References in popular culture
In their song "Video killed the radio star", the Buggles sing "Put the blame on VTR".