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1 August 2003 Etienne-Jules Marey: a short biography and appreciation
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Proceedings Volume 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (2003)
Event: 25th international Congress on High-Speed photography and Photonics, 2002, Beaune, France
As a "son" of Beaune it seems appropriate to give a short appreciation of the work of Marey, as a pioneer in the field of high speed and motion recording photography, at this Congress held in his birthplace. Not only was he a notable physicist but he was a very often under appreciated pioneer of scientific photography, especially as applied to motion recording and analysis. It can be rightfully claimed that his work makes him an important element in the discovery of cinematography in general. His contemporary (and at times collaborator) Muybridge seems to have been credited with much of the acclaim in this field, possible because of his more extrovert character, and possible because of Marey's many other notable scientific achievements. Marey had invented a high-speed camera capable of 700 pps by 1894!
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Graham Phillip Haddleton "Etienne-Jules Marey: a short biography and appreciation", Proc. SPIE 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 August 2003);

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