1 April 1991 Appreciation of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers: the originators of the Congress
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Proceedings Volume 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23991
Event: 19th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 1990, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Abstract
It seems that many people contributed to the invention of the motion picture systems. In USA, it seems that Thomas A Edison (1847-1931) or his company did much of the practical work, initially proposing the Film principle. The cine-camera was achieved in a number of ways, mainly because the exposure can be a small portion of the interval between frames, BUT in the projection period, the film must be halted to give a good screen image for a large portion of the total interval. This is the point which Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934) says he saw first and proposed a "beater" to drive the film forward which became through Thomas Armat (1866-1948) the Geneva Cross Drive. Thus the final step was the combination of all three inventors with Edison and George Eastman (1854-1932) providing the continuous film and the Camera and the Projector, first demonstrated by Jenkins (early 1895) improved by Armat and made by Edison as the Vitascope.
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George H. Lunn, George H. Lunn, } "Appreciation of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers: the originators of the Congress", Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23991; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23991
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