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Title:
Electronic motion pictures.
Author:
Abramson, Albert.
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Publication Information:
New York : Arno Press, 1974 [c1955]
Physical Description:
212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Reprint of the ed. published by University of California Press, Berkeley.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780405060311
Format :
Book

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A veteran CBS television engineer, Albert Abramson has written an invaluable, comprehensive and readable technical history of electronic television including information on the equipment and techniques employed in the field. Electronic Motion Pictures is an especially significant work because of the author's unrivalled emphasis upon the development of the TV camera. It begins with a brief discussion of the mechanical predecessor systems, and then considers the early work of Zworykin and others in the 20s and 30s. Additional topics include: an analysis of the relationship between early television and film technologies; television advances in the 40s; and the postwar introduction of commercial television including both black and white and color systems. Also heavily emphasized are the televising of motion pictures and the changes in the TV camera itself. Well documented and clearly written, Electronic Motion Pictures constitutes an indispensable reference to the subject.