Difference Between Animation and Video
Animation is an art concerned with drawing sketches of an object and showing them in a sequence so as to make them look like a moving and living thing. On the other hand a video is a recording of still or moving objects. In this way the two arts are different from each other. However, the purpose of the two is the same that is allowing the viewer to watch them as motion pictures. There is a number of people who do know the difference between a video and an animation. They think them to be same. But Animation is a video which is created by an artist who makes lots of sketches which are shown with the help of a camera at a high rate making us feel as though it is a video and we are watching a movie.
Videos are made with video camera. One need not have a person as he can shoot nature and whatever he likes. He can shoot the actions of a pet dog and then see it on the LCD of the video camera. He can replay the video on television. An animation, On the other hand, is the creation of the mind of a cartoonist who makes a series of pictures of a character displaying it or he is given a story with characters. Once the animator or the artist has completed his drawings, these are put into a computer where some manipulations are done so as to illustrate the story.
Most of the work is done using computers nowadays. That is why creating animated video is easier now. Yet, it is not so easy because the main work involves a hard work that take a long for an artist. There is no difference between an animation and a video after an animation is converted into video format. Anyone can upload or download them on internet like normal videos.