Ace Props Professional Video Tape Chronology (partial)

   1971 - 3/4" Umatic introduced
   1982 – Betacam introduced
   1986 – Betacam SP introduced
   1989 – D-2 Format introduced (phased out 2003)
   1993 - DigiBetacam introduced
   1996 – Betacam SX introduced
   1997 – HDCAM introduced

   Note:
   Many formats used in different markets for extended periods of              time well after start of manufacture. 


Technology Time Lines

   Ace Props Basic Technology Time Line

 
  1948                             First LP Records
  1954                             First Transistor Radio
  1954                             First Color TV
  1963                             First audio cassette recorder
  1972                             First Scientific Calculator
  1975                             First Mass Market Video cassette recorders
  1979                             First Sony Walkman
  1984                             First Cellular Phone
  1984                             First Apple MacIntosh Computer
  1994                             First Web Browser (Netscape)
  1998                             First Blackberry with e mail

  1998                             Satellite Phones
  1999                             First 42”  (16 x9 format) Plasmas
  2001                             First Apple Ipod
  2004                             First Facebook
  2007                             First Amazon Kindle
  2007                             First I Phone
  2010                             First Ipad         

  Original source: NY Times & Others
  Updates and additions:
  We will be adding notations and additional entries.