Brief History of Film, Video, and
- 1872 - 1877
- Eadweard Muybridge
shoots a series of motion photographs, which can beviewed
by mounting them to a stroboscopic disc.
- George Eastman invents flexible
- 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
- Patent for the iconoscope, the
forerunner of the modern television picture tube.
- Talking films begin with Al
Jolson in "The Jazz Singer".
- Early 1930s
- 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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