1st Academy Awards were presented in HollywoodComic strip characters Tintin and Popeye make their debut appearance
Fernseh AG television company was registered in Berlin by John Logie Baird, Robert Bosch and other partners
Batman makes his first appearance in a comic bookThe Wizard of Oz premiers in Hollywood
Fernseh becomes wholly owned by Robert Bosch GmbH
Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mouse Trap’ opens in London TV show ‘I love Lucy’ is seen in 10,000,000 homes
Fernseh moves to Darmstadt, Germany
First UK television broadcasts begin on BBC2Disney release ‘Jungle Book’
Bosch Fernseh manufactures a full range of video and film equipment – including professional video cameras, VTRs and telecine devices
Philips demonstrates Compact Discs for the first timeMacDonalds launch the ‘Happy Meal’Sony Walkman goes on sale for the first time in Japan
FDL 60 is launched – the world’s first CCD telecine
Kodak leaves the instant camera businessPixar Animation Studios is openedThe ‘Phantom of the Opera’ opens in London
Broadcast Television Systems (BTS) is formed through a joint venture between Bosch and Philips Broadcast
Microsoft releases Windows 95DVD, optical disc computer media storage format is announced
BTS is acquired by Philips Electronics North America Corp to become Philips Broadcast-Philips Digital Video Systems
Pokémon and Nintendo games are released in Japan‘Braveheart’ wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards
Spirit Datacine is launched following a joint project with Kodak.
‘Titanic’ wins 11 Oscars, including Best PictureGoogle is founded
Spirit Datacine scans first movie ‘Pleasantville’ as a digital intermediate
‘Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace’ is releasedNapster, a music downloading service debutsApple release the Power Macintosh G4
VDC-2000 Specter - the first virtual datacine for data files is launched
‘405 The Movie’ – first short film widely distributed on the internet is released‘Dora the Explorer’ one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows debutsThe Nintendo Game Cube is revealed
Shadow – low cost telecine launched for SDTV and HDTV
‘The Pianist’ wins the Palme D’Or at the Canne Film Festival
Thomson Multimedia merges with the Grass Valley Group, to become Grass Valley
‘Spiderman’ is the first film to make $100+ during its opening weekend
The Darmstadt factory moves to Weiterstadt, Germany
YouTube is founded,br>X Box 360 and Play Station 3 are announced
Spirit 2K and 4K Datacines launched
The iPhone goes on sale
Spirit HD Datacine launched
The last Harry Potter book is released and becomes the faster ever selling book in history
Bones Dailies launched
Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of the Microsoft CorporationThe last major US supplier of VHS tapes ships its final truck load
Thomson Film Division is acquired by Parter Capital Group and renamed Digital Film Technology
Wolverine’s 35th anniversary,Minecraft is made,Apple launches the iPod touch 3G.
India has the highest annual film output in the world.More film sequels released than in any other year before 2011.Nintendo 3DS is released in Japan.
The Hobbit becomes the first film to use 48fps image capture and projection.Paramount and Universal Pictures celebrate their 100th anniversary.
James Bond celebrates 50 years and released ‘Skyfall’.
dft is acquired by Prasad Corp., part of Prasad Studios.
Playstation 4 and Xbox One are released.
dft moves to new offices in Darmstadt, Germany.
Brazil World Cup!Transformers: Age of Extinction surpasses $1bn to become the 12th highest grossing film of all time.
Scanity HDR launched for high dynamic range scanning.
Universal’s Jurassic World grosses $1bn in ticket sales within 13 days of release – the fastest time ever recorded.
dft introduces 35mm/S35mm WetGate technology option to Scanity HDR.
2016 Olympics held in Rio.The Revenant won 3 Oscars. The Revenant was victorious in the cinematography & directing categories and then for best actor.
FOCAL best archive restoration/preservation project sponsor.
“Nintendo switch” game console was released
Jul 1–23 - 2017 Tour de France Germany / France Won by Chris Frome of Team Sky, his 4th victory.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Remake of the original cult film
dft introduces S8mm/8mm technology option for Scanity HDR
France won the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War surpasses $2.05bn to become one of the highest-grossing superhero movies.
dft adds 16mm/S16mm WetGate technology option to its stable.