[Tig] History of telecine section?
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Tue Oct 5 22:21:09 BST 2010
On Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Peter Sutton wrote:
> * What was the motivating factor for companies like Rank and Bosch to build
> the first telecines? Were film chains just not high quality enough for
This topic may even predate Mr. Swinson (gasp!). According to
WikiPedia, the predecessor to the telecine was the kinescope which
basically recorded a TV image to film (at video frame rates) so that
it could be re-played into a video camera for TV re-broadcast. This
did not support the 2:3 pulldown that 24 fps cinematic film required
for proper presentation as TV video. The original telecine produced
analog video rather than the digital output most commonly used today.
It seems that the key features that the telecine introduced was
support for 2:3 pulldown for 24 fps as well as transfer direct from
film for the best quality.
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