[Tig] Inventor of TV.

Grant Petty grantpetty
Fri May 31 01:53:12 BST 2002


I saw a vintage television group at IBC a few years ago demonstrating 
disk scanning television using a led's and a CD for the video source. 
Apparently the audio track had enough bandwidth for the images, which 
looked like an animated icon on a computer, however they were quite 
viewable. I guess this would have been amazing in the 20's.

It waa a great demo, and to see this among all the latest digital gear 
was great. Good to see someone keeps the history alive.

Weird to see something without an SDI input!


Blackmagic Design

On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 12:30  AM, Peter Swinson wrote:

> Well, I guess you guys in the USA reckon Farnsworth invented TV.
> He may have invented the first electronic scan and display, however  Mr
> John Logie Baird, a Scotsman, first demonsrated real time grey scale
> transmitted images in 1925. The images were of a puppets head, rotating.
> OK so the scanning and receiving devices used Nipkow disc, but the 
> signal
> was transmitted over electronic cables and subsequently over Medium Wave
> Radio.
> Cintel International was originally the John Logie Baird Company, We can
> trace our history all the way back to the 1920's.
> What's more disc recordings of  "video images" made on 30 line 
> television
> still exist, the earliest being 20 Septemer1927. Maybe I will get to 
> show
> some of you these amazing images at SMPTE in Pasadena.
> Further Baird demonstrated Color Projection TV on a 12 foot screen in
> London on 12 December 1937 !
> No I was not around at the beginning, it just seems like that.
> Peter Swinson
> Cintel International
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