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American Sign Language: "video"



The sign for "video" depends on what you mean.  If you mean to mean the noun video as in a movie clip then you would use the sign for "MOVIE."  If you mean the verb as in "to create a video" then you should use the sign "VIDEO-record."
See: MOVIE
See: VIDEO-GAME

See: VIDEO-PHONE
See: VIDEO-RECORD
See: VIDEO-TAPE

See: WEBCAM
 



If you want to say, "Hey let's watch a video!" - use the sign "MOVIE."

MOVIE / video:



This is a good general sign that shows a video camera in the action of recording.
VIDEO-record:


 


DVD and CD are fingerspelled.

CD:
c.gif (438798 bytes)d.gif (216914 bytes)

DVD:
d.gif (216914 bytes)v.gif (197603 bytes)d.gif (216914 bytes)
 


BLUERAY disk is done by signing BLUE and spelling R-A-Y

BLUE + r.gif (298585 bytes)a.gif (156187 bytes)y.gif (495978 bytes)
 


 

Notes:
Hearing people might say, "Hey, want to come over to my place for a video?" 
Deaf tend to say, "WANT COME MY HOUSE WATCH MOVIE?" (Or some other version like, TONIGHT, MY HOUSE, MOVIE WATCH, WANT JOIN?)  The point being, if you mean specifically a "videotape," "CD," or "DVD" then go ahead and sign exactly what you mean. Otherwise you should default to MOVIE.



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