Restoring Baird's Image

Restoring Baird's Image

by D. F. Mclean
     
 

ISBN-10: 0852967950

ISBN-13: 9780852967959

Pub. Date: 09/07/2000

Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

In the late 1920s, John Logie Baird - considered to be the inventor of television - was experimenting with 'phonovision' in which he attempted to record television signals onto gramophone discs. His efforts were mostly unsuccessful and this technology largely forgotten, until the 1980s when Don McLean came across the discs and set about restoring them with modern

Overview

In the late 1920s, John Logie Baird - considered to be the inventor of television - was experimenting with 'phonovision' in which he attempted to record television signals onto gramophone discs. His efforts were mostly unsuccessful and this technology largely forgotten, until the 1980s when Don McLean came across the discs and set about restoring them with modern computer-based techniques. The recovery of these images gives us a fascinating glimpse of what the earliest television was like (before official TV services started). As well as helping to explain a poorly understood period of television history, this unique book sheds new light on the activities of John Logie Baird and the definition and invention of television itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852967959
Publisher:
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date:
09/07/2000
Series:
History of Technology Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. As Others See Us
2. Distant Vision
3. The Path to Television
4. Phonovision
5. Restoring Vision
6. Discoveries
7. Television Develops
8. It's All in the Groove
9. Capturing the Vision
10. Revising History
Annex: Derivation of Aspect Ratio from Arc-scanning
Bibliography: Author's Comment; Recent Publications on Early Television; Signal Processing; Image Processing; Television and Video Recording Systems;
Historical Television Books; Biographies of John Logie Baird; Author's Publications
Index

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