Fujifilm Video Tape Technology Milestones

Fujifilm Video Tape Technology Milestones

As the developer of Japan's first broadcast-use video tape in 1959, Fujifilm has long been a leader in the development of professional-use video tape technologies. In fact, the milestones in our corporate history reflect the pioneering role we have played within the industry, and form the basis for our worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence.

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1959 Fujifilm 2-inch video tape - Japan's first domestically manufactured video tape - passes recording and playback tests at the national broadcasting Technical Research Center.
1963 Fujifilm broadcast-use video tape is introduced to the market.
1974 Fujifilm H521 (3/4-inch) videocassettes featuring BERIDOX high-performance magnetic particles are introduced.
1976 Fujifilm VHS videocassettes are introduced.
1979 Fujifilm H621 (1-inch) video tape is introduced.
1983 1/2-inch Fujifilm H421 (M format) and H321 (Betacam format)videocassettes are introduced.
1984 Fujifilm M401 (MII format) metal videocassettes - the world's first professional-use metal tape videocassettes - are introduced.
1985 Fujifilm 8mm videocassettes are introduced.
1987 Fujifilm DAT metal audio cassettes are introduced.
1989 Fujifilm Hi-8 (High-Band 8mm format) metal videocassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm M321SP (BETACAM SP format) metal videocassettes are introduced.
D2001 (D-2 format) metal videocassettes are introduced.
H471S (S-VHS format) videocassettes are introduced.
1990 Fujifilm H471S D.C. (S-VHS format) professional use video cassettes - featuring the world's first double-coated tape - are introduced.
Fujifilm receives the Emmy Engineering Award for its advanced metal tape technology from the U.S.National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
1991 Fujifilm D3001 (D-3 format) metal videocassettes are introduced.
1992 Fujifilm DATPRO metal audio cassettes are introduced.
1993 Fujifilm Hi8 M221E and M221MP (High-Band 8mm format) videocassettes introduced. M221E video tape is the world's first metal powder tape to offer performance equivalent to a metal evaporated tape.
1994 Fujifilm D321 (Digital BETACAM format) videocassettes are introduced.
1996 Fujifilm DP121 DVCPRO videocassettes are introduced.
1998 Fujifilm D421 (Digital-S format) videocassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm D5001 (D-5 format) videocassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm DPA (adat format) audio cassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm DPD (DTRS format) audio cassettes are introduced.
2000 Fujifilm DP151 92L videocassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm DP1001 videocassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm HD331 videocassettes are introduced.
2001 Fujifilm SX321 videocassettes are introduced.
Fujifilm MX321 videocassettes are introduced.
2003 Fujifilm DV131 videocassettes are introduced.
2007 Fujifilm XDCAM (PD711) professional discs are introduced.
Fujifilm HDV digital videocassettes are introduced.
2008 Fujifilm P2 card are introduced.