Analog Media

Audio sources, such as audio cassettes and microphones, and video sources, such as VHS and 8mm VCRs and camcorders, that must be digitized and converted into digital format for processing by a computer. Newer digital formats such as DV and DVD have higher resolution and quality than older consumer formats like VHS, and also do not degrade in quality when they are copied from one generation to the next. See also component video, composite video, digital media.

Media communication, which was carried out with analog devices until the 1980s, has started to be done with tools that users can interact with and actively produce content, especially in the last 20 years. New media and communication systems that provide interactive communication can be considered as new media tools. The history of new media can be started from the process when interactive communication tools started to become widespread.