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1929

Remember when…


1st Academy Awards were presented in Hollywood.
Comic strip characters Tintin and Popeye make their debut appearance.

DFT history…


Fernseh AG television company was registered in Berlin by John Logie Baird, Robert Bosch and other partners.

1939

Remember when…


Batman makes his first appearance in a comic book.
The Wizard of Oz premiers in Hollywood.

DFT history…


Fernseh AG becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH.
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1952

Remember when…


Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mouse Trap’ opens in London.
TV show ‘I love Lucy’ is seen in 10,000,000 homes.

DFT history…


Fernseh AG moves to Darmstadt, Germany.
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1967

Remember when…


First UK television broadcasts begin on BBC2.
Disney release ‘Jungle Book’.

DFT history…


Bosch Fernseh manufactures a full range of video and film equipment
including professional video cameras, VTRs and telecine devices.

1979

Remember when…


Philips demonstrates Compact Discs for the first time.
McDonalds launch the ‘Happy Meal’.

DFT history…


FDL 60 is launched – the world’s first CCD telecine.
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1986

Remember when…


Pixar Animation Studios is opened.
The ‘Phantom of the Opera’ opens in London.

DFT history…


Broadcast Television Systems (BTS) is formed as a joint venture
between Bosch and Philips Broadcast.

1995

Remember when…


Microsoft releases Windows 95.
The DVD as an optical disc media storage format is announced.

DFT history…


BTS is acquired by Philips Electronics North America Corp.
to become Philips Broadcast-Philips Digital Video Systems.

1996

Remember when…


Pokémon and Nintendo games are released in Japan.
‘Braveheart’ wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

DFT history…


Spirit datacine is launched following a joint project with Kodak.
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1998

Remember when…


‘Titanic’ wins 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.
Google is founded.

DFT history…


Spirit datacine scans first movie ‘Pleasantville’ as a digital intermediate.
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2000

Remember when…


‘Dora the Explorer’ one of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows debuts.
The Nintendo Game Cube is revealed.

DFT history…


Shadow, a low cost telecine for SDTV and HDTV, launched.
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2002

Remember when…


‘The Pianist’ wins the Palme D’Or at the Canne Film Festival.
‘Spiderman’ is the first film to make $100M+ during its opening weekend.

DFT history…


The Darmstadt factory moves to Weiterstadt, Germany.
Thomson Multimedia merges with the Grass Valley Group to become Grass Valley.

2005

Remember when…


YouTube is founded.
Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are released.

DFT history…


Spirit 2K and 4K datacines launched.
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2008

Remember when…


Bill Gates steps down as chairman of Microsoft Corporation.
The last major US supplier of VHS tapes ships its final truck load.

DFT history…


Thomson Film Division is acquired by Parter Capital Group
and renamed Digital Film Technology.

2009

Remember when…


Minecraft is made.
Apple launches the iPod touch 3G.

DFT history…


Scanity launched.
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2011

Remember when…


The Hobbit becomes the first film to use 48fps image capture and projection.
Paramount and Universal Pictures celebrate their 100th anniversary.

DFT history…


Prasad Corp. acquires DFT.
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2014

Remember when…


Brazil World Cup!
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DFT history…


Scanity HDR launched for high dynamic range scanning.
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2015

Remember when…


Universal’s Jurassic World grosses $1bn in ticket sales
within 13 days of release – the fastest time ever recorded.

DFT history…

WetGate technology option (S35/35mm) introduced to Scanity HDR.
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2017

Remember when…


“Nintendo switch” game console was released.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – remake of the original cult film.

DFT history…


S8/8mm option introduced for Scanity HDR.
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2018

Remember when…


France won the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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DFT history…


DFT introduces S16/16mm WetGate option.
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2019

Remember when…


China landed its robotic space probe Chang’e 4 on the “dark side” of the moon.
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DFT history…


DFT launches its large format 14k film scanner OXscan65.
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