This is Cinerama, the first film screened using the Cinerama process: shot with three synchronized cameras and screened with three synchronized projectors onto a huge deeply-curved screen.
Screening of the first feature-length 3D film: Bwana, devil, by Arch Oboler.
Over the next few years, new systems of Scope cinema would appear, such as Warnerscope, Dyaliscope, Naturama, Technirama, Techniscope, Panoramic.
The Robe, the first film shot in CinemaScope.
White Christmas, by Michael Curtiz, the first film produced and released in VistaVision (Paramount), a high-resolution image on a giant screen.
Use of the Todd-AO widescreen film format (65-70mm), in the film Oklahoma, by Fred Zinnemann.
Cellulose triacetate film.
The first reflex camera, by Asahi Pentax.
Kodak markets the Brownie 8mm Movie Camera and the following year the projector at a very affordable price. Democratization of amateur filmmaking.
Paillard Bolex Stereo: first home film camera for filming stereoscopic images.
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.
Sony begins making the first pocket-sized transistor radios.
The stereophonic vinyl record is created, which was to dominate the music market until the appearance of the CD.