Scent of Mystery, by Jack Cardiff, the first film screened with the Smell-O-Vision system, in which the public can smell different aromas in the cinema.
The first xenon arc lamp installed in a film projector.
The Bible, by John Huston, the first film to be projected using the Dimension 150 system on a giant screen.
The first underwater camera, the Nikonos.
Design of the basic structure of the first CCD, the beginning of digital photography.
Marketing of the first home movie cameras with magnetic sound recording (8mm).
Fuji markets its own cassette system, the Single 8.
Kodak markets the Super 8 format for amateur film cameras. It increases the size of the frame and the film is inside a cassette, which makes it cheaper and easier to use.
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.
Phillips patents the cassette tape and cedes it to the public domain.
Ray Dolby founds Dolby Labs in England.
Bob Moog presents the first synthesizer, an electronic device capable of imitating the sounds of instruments or generating new ones.
Thomas Greenway Stockham begins his experiments in the field of audio digital recording and reproduction.
IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives) is founded.