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7 Unexpected Shortages That Occurred Throughout History

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In 2011, the Japanese Tsunami led to an unprecedented shortage of high-quality tapes that were used for Film and TV Studios

A very specific type of high-quality tape, which was known as Sony’s HDCAM-SR tape, has been used for the majority of films and television productions all over the world. The product came from one factory that was found in Miyagi, japan.

However, 2011 proved to be disastrous to the film industry because of an infamous earthquake followed by a tsunami that caused a lot of damage to the facility. When the news broke, all kinds of studios and production companies decided to buy up all the remaining stock of Sony tapes at enormous prices, which led to an immediate shortage that couldn’t be rectified in any way.

As soon as Sony managed to get the factory back on its feet, it immediately came back to business.

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  1. I found this so interesting as I do remember some of the shortages, but never knew the reason why? I love learning about history as one is never to old to learn something new. Thank you so very much.

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