• The JVC GR-C1 Camcorder was the first all-in-one handheld video camera. I trace the history of homemade videos back to the release of this iconic piece of tech and shows how its popularity led to the videos we watch on FIchannel today. Fellow FIchannel creator Casey Neistat shows me how to film and edit videos on this piece of retro tech. Spoiler alert: It’s not easy.

Kommentteja • 80

  • Rabbit -
    Rabbit - 2 tuntia sitten

    My gosh, I laughed out loud when you poped out from behind the tv with the mask on. I watched thinking ehh i have nothing better to do. But i really enjoyed this video. Thanks a bunch great work.

  • Monika
    Monika 17 tuntia sitten

    This just popped up in my feed. Nice work and travel down memory lane... 🙂

  • BurnedPinguin
    BurnedPinguin 20 tuntia sitten

    non premium squad hahahaaaaaaa

  • Mohammed Saeed
    Mohammed Saeed 2 päivää sitten

    lol, I had my 8th birthday video on one of those cameras, was it JVC? Magnafox? Honestly I Can't remember but we had those small VHS tapes to record videos on!! Man, a device just to REWIND the tapes!!
    We lived the 80's wohoo, lived the Retro Tech, it was new 😂😂😂😂

  • ǾƬß Nacho Nitrox
    ǾƬß Nacho Nitrox 2 päivää sitten

    What the heck is this i pay youtube premium to get no adds pls

  • Rich Technology Group
    Rich Technology Group 3 päivää sitten

    Dude I remember my mom and dad had one of these a LONG time ago and it stayed in that HUGE armored briefcase LOL

  • Lemon
    Lemon 3 päivää sitten

    How did you convert the tape to mp4?

  • Fukurouyoujo
    Fukurouyoujo 3 päivää sitten

    "You look great in a tie!" :D

    "Oh.. umm.. Thanks... Thanks!" :">

  • Fukurouyoujo
    Fukurouyoujo 3 päivää sitten

    Can we talk about Marques' whole personality? He's amazing!

    Also... It was very funny to watch them do the whole bit with the camera!

  • Chris Hendrix
    Chris Hendrix 4 päivää sitten

    did you know everybody here is paying $11 a month to have there comment here. Including me. I am paying $17 a month for the family plan.

  • Caden Churchill
    Caden Churchill 8 päivää sitten

    For me the first camera I took video on was a a mid-2000s Canon point and shoot. Only capable of VGA quality video! Then upgraded to a far more recent low-end Sony camcorder. Amazing that the OnePlus 6 I owned could shoot SIGNIFICANTLY better quality video than the camcorder in 1080P, and my current iPhone 11 does even better than the OnePlus! Phenomenal how far technology has come!

  • NChync
    NChync 8 päivää sitten

    Brings me back nightmares of editing videos too lol. Made basketball and bboy mixtapes back then. Took forever!!!!!!!

  • zion x
    zion x 11 päivää sitten

    너무 조아

  • Justin Cui
    Justin Cui 11 päivää sitten

    In 2020, are Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and JVC the only remaining makers of the handheld camcorder? AFAIK, Samsung and Vivitar discontinued their handheld camcorders and action cameras like GoPros are a different type of camcorder, but are there any other remaining camcorder makers (albeit smaller than Panasonic, Sony, and Canon)?

  • Hudson Bruce
    Hudson Bruce 14 päivää sitten +1

    That’s the camcorder they used in Back To The Future!

  • judd bañas
    judd bañas 14 päivää sitten

    I get the MKBSD HAHAHAHA

  • Deepro Bhattacharyya
    Deepro Bhattacharyya 15 päivää sitten

    This series is really great. Really enjoying the journey appreciating how far we have come in terms of technology and ease of use and conveninece when it comes to our daily lives

  • Mixed Bag Clips
    Mixed Bag Clips 15 päivää sitten

    This just turned all of the sudden in a RedLetterMedia Best of the Worst episode with those VHS tapes lol

  • Rajiv Desai
    Rajiv Desai 16 päivää sitten

    well done Marques

    TALOS F I E L D 17 päivää sitten

    This is fucking stupid nor do I give a fuck about these influencers, stop recommending this fucking garbage I’m trying to watch my shit

    SHAJIPAPPAN GAMING 17 päivää sitten

    Was waiting to see casy

  • Crystal Lynn
    Crystal Lynn 21 päivä sitten

    This is the one channel I am influenced to watch on my TV instead of my phone. 📺

  • lutfi dandy
    lutfi dandy 22 päivää sitten

    fun facts : people in the future would do this to us someday

  • Bruno Barroso
    Bruno Barroso 22 päivää sitten

    Love this

  • MJbyForever290858
    MJbyForever290858 22 päivää sitten

    NICE 👌👌👌

  • ezdjScooby
    ezdjScooby 22 päivää sitten

    Have you done anything with the insta360 one R

  • Ash
    Ash 23 päivää sitten

    1.3 mil subs, more like 10.5,mil subs and counting

  • Manuel
    Manuel 24 päivää sitten

    It’s amazing how using cameras from certain time periods can make you think the footage is from that period

  • Jeff Thurber
    Jeff Thurber 24 päivää sitten

    Give your parents a great big hug for raising such a good human being. Good Parents who raise great human beings are the best kind of HEROS!

  • Issie wizzie
    Issie wizzie 25 päivää sitten

    The JVC did a lot for the porn industry

  • Trunx
    Trunx 26 päivää sitten

    Fun fact: The VHS app that you can purchase in the app store was inspired by this camcorder. Also, when you try to spoof the recording on the app you can’t go back any farther than 1 March 1984 (when this camcorder came out).

  • theonlyBenReese
    theonlyBenReese 26 päivää sitten

    Oh man, that brings back some mid-80s memories. 🤩

  • Michael Byrdsong
    Michael Byrdsong 27 päivää sitten

    Going to the movies is still an awesome experience!

  • Professor D
    Professor D 27 päivää sitten

    Wow, I think I MAY actually have that case somewhere. Had no idea it was from the first consumer camcorder ever.

  • devin colon
    devin colon 29 päivää sitten

    when he said wow to the mechanism opening made me die

  • Mcgee Stevens
    Mcgee Stevens 29 päivää sitten

    What's up with the camcorders priced under $1,000? It seems hard to see anything througth the view finder in sunlight

  • Jonathan Bourassa
    Jonathan Bourassa Uukausi sitten

    This was amazing, thanks! You are really covering retro tech as it should. Again thanks from a 1977 born soul.

  • josh ua
    josh ua Uukausi sitten


  • Kerry Boles
    Kerry Boles Uukausi sitten

    And now we can do this with the phones we have. Only 26yrs.

    • AustinAndGamerz
      AustinAndGamerz 29 päivää sitten

      I mean it kind of makes sense when you think about it. Remember when the computer used to be a 20 feet longs machine? In only about 25 years from there they made computers you could have in your home and in offices.

  • Richard Reavis
    Richard Reavis Uukausi sitten

    2:23 'might have to look at the instructions.'
    This was also when the instructions were more than 'do these 3 things then go to our website for a how-to vid'.

  • Marc Anthony
    Marc Anthony Uukausi sitten

    Mark ass Brown lee

  • Chad MacDonald
    Chad MacDonald Uukausi sitten

    No need for comment

  • May Turner
    May Turner Uukausi sitten

    When this baby hits 88mph, you're going to see some serious shit.

  • Mike M
    Mike M Uukausi sitten

    10.5 million later amazing journey, congratulations

  • André Resende
    André Resende Uukausi sitten


  • Squiggly phrank
    Squiggly phrank Uukausi sitten

    Remember columbia CD subscriptions. I still don't know how we got Albums for a dollar.

  • Ja Crispy central
    Ja Crispy central Uukausi sitten

    My guess it says std because theses were always used for porno’s

  • Brad Shilling
    Brad Shilling Uukausi sitten

    Way to gloss over the betamax

  • B. Alxndr
    B. Alxndr Uukausi sitten

    Teenage MKBHD: "Instead of 1,000 subscribers, maybe I want 1.3 million subscribers, IDK"
    2020 MKBHD: 10.4 million subscribers
    Aged like fine wine 🤣🤣🤣

  • Greg D
    Greg D Uukausi sitten

    Marques, try hold off on the Ageism man, show some respect, ppl from back then had to have "balls" to get anything done, if u were born back then u'd be flippin burgers somewhere. Btw there's a camera that precedes that one, it was a 2 unit machine, camera on your shoulder and separate full size tape VHS unit as a shoulder unit. That's not from a google search..We had one at our lab. You also missed consumer film cameras and edit desks (it's not "film it" it's "video it"). "very little technology and equipment"?? it's exactly the opposite, there's so much friggin tech today any idiot can do it, no barrier to entry. Your final edit shows how spoiled you are, all your lighting exposure is wrong because it's something you barely have to worry about now, maybe demo that to show how easy it is today... I could go on but man the vid definitely supports the stereotype of the arrogant spoilt brat hipster that is pervasive now (yeah you owe 99.99% to the past).

  • Mirela Vasile
    Mirela Vasile Uukausi sitten

    Marques is really good looking

  • Rainer67059
    Rainer67059 Uukausi sitten

    It was a nice video. I enjoyed it very much until at around 4:45 you start to talk about movies.
    Hey, this camera you have there is an amateur device; with the professional version of it, you produce TELEVISION programming. You produce the part of TV shows that were recorded earlier to include in the show, the parts of the show that are not in the studio. Or sometimes an entire show like a documentary, e.g. a wildlife documentary. It's not a film camera. It's TV. What are you doing bringing up films and theaters?!
    Back then, if you wanted to see moving pictures with sound, you could turn on the TV. These days, you can go to youtube, netflix whatever. Back then there was only TV, and movie theaters. But if you wanted to watch a movie that was produced for theatrical release:
    Back then, you didn't have to go to a theater to watch a movie. Only if you wanted to see the movie when it was new. Then you had to go to the theater. Same story as today. But back then the movie would be shown on (free) TV as the second way to publish it. These days, it's published on netflix and amazon prime, and on Blu-Ray and DVD, and on pay-TV before it runs on free TV. But in the end it runs on free TV, too.
    I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I watched TV. I watched films on TV, not even being aware there's an institution called "theater" in America you have to take seriously. I had heard of theaters, but why take them seriously. In 1994 I watched a movie of the genre Heimatfilm on TV, and the film was in color. I objected that a film of that era could be in color. Color TV had not yet been introduced in this country back then. In America they'd already had color TV in 1959, I knew, but here in Germany we hadn't had it yet. I told my father and his answer was unsatisfactory. He said "It's film" And repeated this sentence later. But what does the content of the TV show, what kind of TV show it is have to do with whether it can be in color. After all, "film" ("movie") means, it's fictional content and it's standalone not part of a series or serial, doesn't it? - That's the time the camera you show in this video is from. Not really a movie-theater time.

  • JJCC G
    JJCC G Uukausi sitten

    My dad had a Toshiba camera that used full size VHS tapes. This was in the 90s though, but I wouldn’t have guessed that mini-vhs was first in consumer video cameras and not the full size vhs.

  • CyrenArkade
    CyrenArkade Uukausi sitten

    13:50 These guys remind me of the people who played pranks on TV and got sued.Edit: Looked it up, apparently it is them.

  • Shiny Gible Gaming
    Shiny Gible Gaming Uukausi sitten

    The rejuvenator was on GMM

  • Camo Boii
    Camo Boii Uukausi sitten

    What do I do

  • Camo Boii
    Camo Boii Uukausi sitten

    I’ve got a question lol my iPhone is not letting me get incoming android calls

  • Deogratius Gitarda
    Deogratius Gitarda Uukausi sitten

    "That is the nicest way anyone has ever called me an old man" 😂

  • Brett Biesel
    Brett Biesel Uukausi sitten

    I love this whole series

  • Sabrineee Daher
    Sabrineee Daher Uukausi sitten


  • Flame Beats
    Flame Beats Uukausi sitten

    That rent a friend was so cringe

  • Spenser
    Spenser Uukausi sitten

    Casey is 6'2... marques is a giant man!


    On the purchase price your sharing, you offer a 2nd price, now is that what you paid or the comparison to today's prices? Because if its the comparison to today's price, your way off.. lol.

  • Eden Lee
    Eden Lee Uukausi sitten

    do a tamagotchi video

  • Ousmaila Bouba
    Ousmaila Bouba Uukausi sitten +1

    This baby picture of marques is really cute

  • Phil Meeks
    Phil Meeks Uukausi sitten +1

    MKSTD here

  • BWKC
    BWKC Uukausi sitten

    Not bad :|

  • Can Onur
    Can Onur Uukausi sitten


  • SJ Bailey
    SJ Bailey Uukausi sitten

    We still go to the theater

  • The Unknown
    The Unknown Uukausi sitten

    i had both cameras they are a beast

  • J T G
    J T G Uukausi sitten

    Loved the intro. Respect for how far this guy has come after years of work.

  • Aniket Dubey
    Aniket Dubey Uukausi sitten

    You are a FIchannelr for a long time. Still, it feels like you seem very uncomfortable when people are in your videos. You have grown used to being the sole anchor in your frame.

  • Shitesh Arihunta
    Shitesh Arihunta 2 kuukautta sitten

    Shocked that they showed those videos at 13:23. Well played, MKBSD, well played.

  • Saurabh Malpathak
    Saurabh Malpathak 2 kuukautta sitten


  • campursarimania
    campursarimania 2 kuukautta sitten

    AFHV is like a Retro FIchannel

  • Jesse Blaikie
    Jesse Blaikie 2 kuukautta sitten

    what about super 8??

  • Asorio
    Asorio 2 kuukautta sitten

    are those deepfakes at the end of the video??

  • Dwanerz .G. Defoe
    Dwanerz .G. Defoe 2 kuukautta sitten

    MKBHD outchea looking like a vintage Jabawockee

  • Станислав Пилипович

    So, now i saw, for the first time, Marques as a teenager.

  • Hachiro
    Hachiro 2 kuukautta sitten

    How did that guy not remember the pause "time machine .. out of a DeLorean?"