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Brief History of Film, Video, and Television Technology
1872 - 1877
Eadweard Muybridge shoots a series of motion photographs, which can beviewed by mounting them to a stroboscopic disc.
George Eastman invents flexible photographic film.
Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera, though it cannot produce images.
Thomas Edison and William Kennedy Laurie Dickson attempt to record motion picture photos onto a wax cylinder.
1891 - 1895
Dickson shoots numerous 15 second motion pictures using Edison'skinetograph, his motion picture camera.
First public demonstation of motion pictures displayed in France.
Development of the cathode ray tube by Ferdinand Braun.
Use of cathode ray tube to produce television images.
Patent for the iconoscope, the forerunner of the modern television picture tube.
Talking films begin with Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer".
RCA conducts black and white broadcasting experiments.
First television broadcast made available in London.
Initial proposal for color television broadcast made by George Valensi.
System developed to transmit chrominance and luminance signals in a single channel.
Hollywood looks to recover profits lost to television by introducing such formats as 3D and Cinemascope.
FCC authorizes the NTSC standard for color television broadcast in the United States.
Sony markets the first Betamax VCR for home viewing and recording of video.
JVC introduces the VHS format to the VCR arena.
Dolby Laboratories introduces Dolby Stereo for movies.
Philips markets the first video laser disc player.
The first Hi-Fi VCR is introduced.
The broadcast of stereo television.
Standard agreed upon for high definition television transmission in the United States.
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