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Guy Taylor, Jr.
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 - posted March 07, 2018 05:54 PM      Profile for Guy Taylor, Jr.   Email Guy Taylor, Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This morning on Facebook I saw a post of a home movie footage from 1940 of cadets from Texas A&M University. The poster refers to it as old "video" when it is obvious to a layman that it is film. It is hard for me to accept video and film as being the same thing.

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted March 07, 2018 07:03 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Its not Guy [Smile]

You dont have to look far to see it either. On this very forum at the moment, they refer to a certain convention as being FILMED, when in actual fact it was shot on VIDEO [Big Grin] ...

Prehaps it sounds better [Roll Eyes] but it aint FILM [Big Grin] ..not in my book anyway [Wink]

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Allan Broadfield
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Similarly, if people record something on the tv they still often say that they've taped it, whereas in most cases they've recorded onto a hard drive of some sort.

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Robert Crewdson
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Companies used to advertise in the cine mags, like 'Movie Maker', and say 'Films for Sale', only to find they were selling VHS. That always annoyed me, as they appeared alongside the traditional film distributors. I've frequently seen old Standard 8 cameras being offered on Ebay as Video cameras.

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Allan Broadfield
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Also on ebay and utube I've seen it suggested that a cine projector on offer is a tape machine!

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Dave Groves
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Somehow, we've never sorted this out and doubt we ever will.

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