video cassette recorder

Video tape recorder

VTR redirects here. For other meanings, see VTR (disambiguation).
A video tape recorder (VTR), 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:

Analog reel-to-reel

Professional cassette / cartridge based systems

A Betamax video tape by BASF.
Standard definition Digital video tape formats

High definition Digital video tape formats

Consumer 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".

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