Screening of the first film made with the Imax process, at the Osaka Universal Exposition.
Presentation by Imax of the Omnimax process that projects images on a semi-circular screen.
RC paper comes onto the market.
The first SLR (reflex) camera with electronic shutter and automatic exposure control.
Kodak markets the Super 8 format with magnetic sound.
Philips brings the first VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) onto the market, using cassettes. It is considered the first home video format.
The U-matic, format appears, developed jointly by JVC and Matsuhita. Because of its small size and its affordable price it becomes very successful.
Ikegami introduces the first camera for Electronic News Gathering (ENG), thus named because it meant that just one person, with an easy-to-handle video camera, could produce news items for television.
JVC brings onto the market the VHS home video system, which soon becomes the standard format worldwide, ousting its competitors in the home video market like Sony's Betamax format or the Philips V2000.
George Atkinson creates the first video rental business.
Dolby ambient noise reduction technology is used for the first time in cinema in Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" film.
DuPont uses chrome dioxide in the emulsions of magnetic tapes for the first time.
First film with the Sensurround sound system: Earthquake by Mark Robson.
Ken Russell's Tommy is the first film with the Dolby Stereo sound system, which became popular after George Lucas's Star Wars.
Sony launches the popular Walkman onto the market.