Essay On Digital Media

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Digital Media: Digital Media is any media that is enclosed in a machine and is a readable format. Anybody can create digital media, it can be viewed, shared changed and preserved by anyone on computers. Examples of digital media include; mobile phones, compact discs, digital video, digital television, e-book, internet, minidisc, video games, the World Wide Web, e-Commerce and many interactive media. ( Digital media is often contrasted with print media. Printed media would include printed books, newspapers and magazines, and other traditional or analogue media, such as pictures, film or audio tape. The popularity of digital media, together with the internet and personal computing, has caused a major change for publishing, journalism, entertainment, education, commerce and politics. The universality of digital media and its effects on today’s world suggest that we are at the beginning of a new era in industrial history, called the Information Age, perhaps leading to a paperless society in which all media are…show more content… Video technology has been around for 100’s of years now. It was first developed around the 1950’s. It was used for things such as a cathode ray tube which displayed images on a screen. Video technology was of course also developed for television systems in the same decade. Since then there have been new technologies invented for video display devices. The first video tape recorder was developed by an Ampex team led by a man called Charles Ginsburg. The first video tape recorder, which was invented in 1951, was used to capture live images from TV cameras by switching the camera’s electrical impulses and storing the info onto magnetic video
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