Hi-Vision broadcasting, offering far more lifelike pictures than those produced
by existing television broadcasting systems, has enormous potential in both
industrial and commercial fields. The dissemination of the Hi-Vision system will
enable vivid, movie theater quality pictures to be readily enjoyed in homes in the
near future. To convert motion film pictures into Hi-Vision signals, a telecine
system is needed. The Hi-Vision telecine systems currently under development are
the "laser telecine," "flying-spot telecine," and "Saticon telecine" systems.
This paper provides an overview of the pickup tube type Hi-Vision telecine system
(referred to herein as the Saticon telecine system) developed and marketed by
Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd.