Ampex develops the first system of electronic video editing.


The PAL television system is created in the Telefunken laboratories. It is the television system that will become the norm in most of Europe. The image is constructed with 625 lines and 25 frames per second.

Wolf Vostell creates the installation 6 TV Dé-coll/age, considered the first work of video art, today conserved in the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.

The first commercial film is made with electronic images, Bill Colleran's Hamlet.


The Tokyo Olympic Games is the first event to be broadcast live in colour all over Europe and North America.


Sony introduces the first portable video recorder, known as the Portapak.