Philips V2414 Video recorder

Philips, 1984

 v Technisches Museum Wien, Photo: Peter Sedlaczek
Collection Area
Information & Communication
Audio and Video
1980 - 1989
At the moment this object is not published in the museum.


The video recorder opens the doors to additional programme entertainment from video libraries. The video camera makes it possible to record one's private life.

At the beginning of the 1980s, the video recorder hits the market. Video libraries open up everywhere and the number of available film titles increases. In contrast to television, videos also offer content not suitable for television broadcast, such as extreme violence and pornography. However, video does not only put television under pressure with regard to content, but also questions the traditional programme schedule. Many users use their recorder for recording programmes, which makes them independent of scheduled transmission times. Initially, making videos for private use is still quite expensive, but soon the price of video cameras decreases and they are produced in a more compact design. In the mid 1980s, the first camcorders are introduced to the market and start to replace the Super 8 film format. From the beginning of the 1990s, digital image processing becomes affordable for private users. Although the quality of the first digital cameras is not as good as that of film cameras, they soon develop into a real alternative.

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