The team at Ampex Corporation, led by Charles Ginsburg, develops a device capable of filming live images with television cameras and storing the electrical signal on a magnetic tape.


The BBC's VERA (Vision Electronic Recording Apparatus) format is developed as experimental technology for recording images on magnetic tape.


The NTSC (National Television System Committee) colour system is standardized in the USA. It is a system of 525 lines and 30 frames per second.


The first video recorder, the VR-1000 or Quadruplex, comes onto the market. It is developed by Ampex and used only in the television industry.

Robert Adler invents the Zenith Space Command, the first wireless remote control. It was mechanical and used ultrasounds to change channels and volume.


The SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), founded in 1916 in the USA, creates the Videotape Recording Committee to establish standards for video technology.