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Prelinger Archives: Magic in the Air (1955) [electronic resource]

Prelinger Archives
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This Prelinger Archives film illustrates the basic principles of what was, in 1955, state-of-the-art television technology. Visiting a TV studio as it prepares for a live broadcast, the film shows how television equipment works--including going inside a bulky camera and examining its contents, then following the broadcast "signal" with the help of classic voltage-like animation to a TV antenna and into the home of a happy viewer. How electrons are used to scan and reproduce a picture is explained quite effectively, if not in complete scientific detail then at least to the satisfaction of the average high-school physics student. The evolution of TV technology is paralleled with that of the American car.
Release Date
1955
Run Time
8 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Magic in the Air (1955)
Contents
Magic in the Air (1955) (8:00)
Credits
Produced by Jam Handy Organization, for the General Motors Corporation, Department of Public Relations.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1955.
Publisher no.
41778 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (8 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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