History of Video camera
The video camera, as we know it today, is capable of recording both images and sound. The first demonstration of this capability occurred on April 14, 1956, when Ray Dolby, Charles Ginsberg, and Charles Anderson invented the first machine to record both visual and auditory elements. Priced at approximately $75,000 USD each, these inventions were initially only affordable to major television broadcast studios like CBS, which purchased three units in the same year. As a result, these machines remained professional devices for several years.
The Transformation of Video Cameras
Video cameras designed for personal use later referred to as camcorders, became available to the general public in the 1980s. Although these early camcorders were bulky, heavy, and expensive, they proved to be efficient. Major electronics companies, including Sony and JVC, played a significant role in developing new technology for these devices. They transformed the video camera into its contemporary form, capable of capturing both images and sound and recording the content onto a storage device—all within a single machine.
Video Recording Goes Mainstream
This transformation marked a shift in accessibility, allowing the general public to own and use video cameras for personal recording purposes. The development and refinement of technology by companies like Sony and JVC played a crucial role in making video recording more widespread and user-friendly.