The video slippage that sometimes results from a loosely wound spool of tape in a VCR.

In the VCR technology, a videotape sometimes slipped due to the way it was inserted into the machine. Windowing is a reference to the video slippage that sometimes occurs as a result of a loosely wound spool. Videotape slippage can cause the screen to freeze or pixelate.

also known as
  • Clinching
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