The first video recording and playing machines for professional use appeared in the 1950s. Since the late 1960s, electronic firms together with broadcasting companies have worked on equipement for home use.
In the mid 1970s, Betamax and VHS emerged as widely adopted competing standards, of which the latter became the ultimate victor. VHS was extremely successful, before sinking into obsolescence after the introduction of the DVD and digital video recorders around the turn of the millenium.
|EVR video tape used in Nintendo arcade machines|
But before the world settled on VHS, a plethora of different formats was developed. One of these was called 'Electronic Video Recording' or EVR for short.
Nintendo used this system in a number of its arcade cabinets.
|Nintendo EVR Race arcade (1975)|
Two different lines were created based on the EVR technology: EVR Race and EVR Baseball.