Editing of Your Home Movie Conversion - Take Complete
to the huge increase in customers looking to take greater control over
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via video to avi , video
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History and Evolution of Common Video Formats
The VHS format's triumph over the Betamax format was recognised as
a classic marketing case study. Sony's endeavour to set an industry
standard boomeranged when JVC made the strategic choice to forgo Sony's
offer of Betamax in favor of creating their own technology. JVC believed
that taking Sony's offer would produce effects much like the U-Matic
deal, with Sony dictating.
By 1980, JVC's VHS format commanded almost two thirds of the North
American market. The large economy of scale enabled VHS units to be
released onto the European market at much smaller expense than the
less common Betamax units. In the UK, Betamax controlled a quarter
market share in 1981, but by 1986, it had decreased to 7.5% and proceeded
to drop further. By 1984, forty companies deployed the VHS format
as opposed to Beta's twelve. Sony finally accepted defeat in 1988
as it also started making VHS recorders (older models were produced
by Hitachi), though it still kept making Betamax
recorders up to 2002.
In Japan, Betamax had greater luck and finally grew into Extended
Definition Betamax, with 500+ lines of resolution, but ultimately
both Betamax and VHS were superseded by laser-based technology.