Camcorder Day is an annual celebration observed on January 20th of every year. Once before the invention of cameras and video recorders, it is certainly not possible to make the memories live. However, technology has made everything possible and it is certainly true with the invention of Camcorder, a device that is a combination of a video camera and also a videocassette recorder. Camcorder Day celebrates all those different types of videography and videographers.
“The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I’d been up all night inventing the camcorder.” – Al Gore
History of Camcorder Day
The history, origin, and the founder of the Camcorder Day are unknown. There is no record of the year from when this Day has been celebrated. However, the idea of creating such a day was created by someone who has loved this profession and the device. The creator of this Day would have started this Day with an intention to honour the camcorders, its usefulness and those who are in the profession. The term “camcorder” describes a portable, self-contained device that can primarily capture video and record it. The advanced function varies with different types of devices. The earliest version of the camcorders was tape-based and it records analogue signals onto the videotape cassettes. Later in 2006, the digital recording has become popular with the tape replaced by the storage media like the SD cards and internal flash memory. The recent inventions that are capable of recording video include camera phones and digital cameras.
Other Celebrations on January 20
January 20 is also celebrated as
- National Disc Jockey Day
- Penguin Awareness Day
- International Day of Acceptance
- National Buttercrunch Day
- National Cheese Lover’s Day
How to Celebrate Camcorder Day
Make this Day as a celebration and record the moments using a camcorder. You can get to know about Camcorder, its types, and the techniques used. Organize a party for your friends and family on this Day and record your celebrations. If you have any oldest camcorder, then you can share its pictures on social media using the hashtag #CamcorderDay.
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