New York City in 1993 in HD - DTheater DVHS Demo Tape

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Shared April 20, 2016

Captured from a D-Theater HD DVHS Demo Tape - more here:
In 2002 D-Theater launched in the US - the dealers needed a demo tape of HD footage. JVC reused some HD video that had been shot as a demo for the Japanese HD market back in 1993.
This footage would have most likely been originally used for a HiVision MUSE demo (an HD Broadcast, Tape & Laserdisc format).

You can determine that the year is 1993 by the adverts in Times Square - The Radio 501 CD that's advertised on a billboard came out in 1993 and Paper Moon is playing at the Marquis Theater.

For those wondering what HD video camera tech existed in 1993 - there are a few options, but it's likely that this footage was shot with a HDVS camera- perhaps a Sony SONY HDC-500 attached to a HDV-10 portable recorder which recorded on UniHi 3/4" tape.

Music - Living for the City - Muzak Version (Originally Stevie Wonder) / Autumn in New York - Kimiko Itoh

Robert Knupfer

Holy crap! That’s me! Ponytail guy! Lol!

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it's so weird seeing no one on their phones lol

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1:03 tom cruise

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سليم سهيل محمد

I would have never discovered this art piece without Vsauce. This is amazing.

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Ancestros del sol

0:58 I don't blame you bro...

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The camera quality is better then today's security cameras.

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Artzie Music

this is so rad

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cyanide n sadness

It’s absolutely wild to think that this nearly 30 year old time capsule looks like it could have been taken yesterday

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Santi Vidal

2:35 they needed a whole helicopter back in the days...

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90s video: In HD
My Internet: Sorry only 240p

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Skullk's Sounds

This is the closest to time travel we will ever get

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Movie Games

Look how comfortable those suits look compared to today's skin-tight fashion

4 months ago | [YT] | 1,389

Paulo Dias

why does everything looks like a Seinfeld cast

3 months ago | [YT] | 466

Vinny Contini

0:59 my man in 1993 and got caught in HD

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Kenna Rajora

I watched this a couple years ago. Now I'm getting prepared for the comment section to be swamped by Vsauce comments.

3 months ago | [YT] | 393


This was 28 years ago
To contrast, 28 years before 1993 was 1965, the beatles were still making albums

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Ashish Aggarwal

Damn everyone looks like a character from an fbi movie.

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When I saw the World Trade Center I immediately assumed they were CGI. I don’t know why. It didn’t look particularly fake. I just never got the chance to see them with my own eyes and have never seen them in HD before.

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Sam Samuels Engineerings

Is it me or is this the best quality I’ve seen for being filmed in the 90s. Almost thought it was a set

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I still can't believe this decade was 30 years ago... It still feels likr yesterday..

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