Douglas Trumbull invents the Showscan process, which allows the screening of 70mm film at 60 frames-per-second.
Electronic colouring by computer for black and white films to be shown on television.
The introduction of multiscreen cinemas.
Imax presents Imax 3D at the Vancouver Universal Exposition.
First digital camera, the Sony Mavica.
Creation of the TIFF format by the Aldus Corporation, which would later be transferred to Adobe.
The first home video cameras appear on the market, such as JVC's VHS-C, or the Sony Video 8 (1985). Around this time home movie formats go into decline.
Sony develops the Betacam format, in the family of half-inch tapes. It is one of the first to incorporate in the same device a camera for capturing images and a video recorder, what is known as a "camcorder".
The first 8mm video format appears, created by Eastman Kodak.
Sony introduces the Handycam camera, one of the most successful 8mm cameras.
Sony launches the Betacam SP format onto the market. Because of its quality it became standard use in television until the appearance of digital formats in the mid-1990s.
The first digital video format is developed, Sony's D1, which recorded video and audio without compression. Due to its high cost it was not very successful.
The first meeting is held of MPEG (Moving Pictures Expert Group) working on the standardization of digital video and audio compression systems such as MPEG-2 or MP3.
The Argentine Hugo Zuccarelli develops and patents holophonic sound, the basis of 3D sound effects.
The MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) protocol is defined, a standard for communication between electronic musical instruments, synthesizers and computer music.
The first Compact Disc (CD) is marketed, developed jointly by Philips and Sony.
DAT (Digital Audio Tape) appears.
The first Sound Blaster sound card appears on the market, for many years the de facto standard for playing audio on a PC.