Video is

the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion.

[p]ertaining to bandwidth and spectrum position of the signal that results from television scanning and is used to produce an electronic image.[1]

[m]otion imagery that is recorded or transmitted as either a digital or analog electromagnetic signal.[2]

Use on the Internet

Video is an effective communication tool for reaching target audiences. Short videos are used to communicate all kinds of information by way of websites and popular online video-sharing services. Short videos can be produced inexpensively and played on computers and many mobile devices. Video is the communication format of choice for many young people.


  1. AR 25-1, at 131.
  2. DoD Instruction 5040.02, Glossary, at 38.
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