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On 9 September 1976, the first VHS model videotape recorder was announced by Victor Company of Japan. The HR-3300, weighing 30 pounds, was smaller and lighter than other equivalent VTRs. The standard had been developed at the Yokohama Plant of Victor Company of Japan, Limited, by a team of engineers headed by Shizuo Takano and Yuma Shiraishi. The basic design, with subsequent improvement, gained wide customer acceptance and became the world standard.