1986, the first still video machines

In 1986, the first still video machines appeared on the market aimed at professionals, such as the Canon RC 701, or the prototype of the reflex Nikon SCV, fitted with a CCD sensor with a capacity of 300,000 pixels, or a new Mavica from Sony.

These “still video pictures” were recorded on a magnetic tape or little discs. They were analogue just like the equipment receiving them. They could be viewed on a television screen thanks to a video player, printed via the help of a video printer, or recorded on a video recorder and of course transmitted in the same way as television pictures with a proven technique.

Canon RC 701 still video from 1986 with 6.6×8.8 mm CCD sensor.