As part of their effort to continue to support obsolete formats, such as Super 8 movie film and color motion picture film, Kodak has announced that they will begin producing VHS tapes this August. Their plan is consistent with the recent Japanese announcement that the last manufacturer of VCR recorders will discontinue production.
For more on the discontinuation of VCR recorders, see Last Known VCR Maker Stops Production 40 Years after VHS Format Launch, RIP: Japan Is Making Its Last-Ever VCR, and Japan Will Make Its Last-Ever VCR This Month.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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