[Tig] Origination of the term "VIDEO"

White Peter Mr (EAFA) Peter.White at uea.ac.uk
Tue Sep 27 16:47:56 BST 2011


Is it not just Latin, for 'I see'?  I can't remember my Latin lessons from school very well...

Pete

Peter White
Head of Technical Development
East Anglian Film Archive
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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=video&allowed_in_frame=0

They say its the visual equivalent of the word audio which comes from audire
which is "to hear"
According to this your about right on the date too


On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM, <peter_swinson at compuserve.com> wrote:

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>  Patrick
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> Thanks for the input. Problem is we cannot find any reference to where it
> was first used and originated from. Lots of refrences say 1930's but no-one
> we can find can tell us who used it first on in which context.  There has
> got to be some ancient photo/drawing or text with the word video, just a
> matter of hunting it down.
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> There was a suggestion that it was Alan Blumlien, but we cannot confirm it.
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> I have trawled all my Baird photos and references and also come up blank.
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> cheers
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> Peter
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