TV Tape Takes to Road
Have you noticed “live” location pictures on your TV screen lately? It’s probably mobile videotape.
WHEN Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev visited a farm and meat packing plant at Coon Rapids, Iowa, CBS-TV newsmen knew they had a scoop. No, they weren’t the only ones there.
New TV Projector shown at a recent British exhibition, allows viewer to regulate size of screen image, as in the photos of girl below. The projector consists of a set of lenses and adjustable mirrors. It uses a two-and-a-half inch tube instead of the usual 12-inch type. The two tubes are set up at lower right for comparison.
Soon to Come STEREO SOUND FROM YOUR TV
By Arthur J. Zuckerman
CRITICS of commercial television have been calling it a wasteland for years. This cultural condemnation has been leveled at commercial-network offerings since the demise of The Golden Age of TV in the 1950s, and many viewers have seen considerable reason to agree with it.
The explanation given sounds roughly like how an LCD works. What do you think the mystery material was that went transparent when current was applied?
Scanning Method Brings Television Movies
THE progress of television has long been retarded by the lack of an efficient light source which could react instantaneously to the fluctuations of incoming radio currents and at the same time be powerful enough to project the image upon a large theatre screen.
By IRA KAMEN
In the battle for TV ratings crime will be the loser when WUHF broadcasts the line-up THE New York City police are using UHF-television as a weapon in their war against crime. Now, more than ten times the number of detectives can view and study the features and mannerisms of criminals at police line-ups than was previously possible—by watching a TV screen at their local precincts.
Television Shows Full Size Images
MOVING television images on a screen 10 feet square, produced beautifully clear, perfectly defined, and possessing the illusion of depth, is the latest and most amazing step in the advance of television art. This new development, accomplished by Mr. U. A. Sanabria, a Chicago television expert, enables a large crowd of spectators to view a radio performance, and heralds the day of “television theatres.” Full size images are made possible chiefly by development of a new neon arc tube and a special scanning disk.
It Would Make A Swell Fan, Too
IT LOOKS like a new-fangled kind of windmill, or at least a trick water turbine—but don’t let appearances fool you. It’s an unusual aerial designed for W6XAO, the only television transmitting station in Los Angeles. The aerial is 60 feet high, and the paddle-like elements are intended to produce television pictures with better definition than former aerials have given. Made of duraluminum, it is being inspected by Harry Lubcke, its designer, and Thomas Lee, who owns the station.
TV camera gets power from battery pack
Using a new portable TV camera and battery pack, a telecaster no longer has to drag power cables behind him. All he needs for audio and video transmission to a booster unit a mile away is the five-pound camera in his hands and the 25-pound power pack on his back.
The Newschief system was modified, with the help of American Broadcasting Co. engineers, from Sylvania’s closed-circuit transistor apparatus. The back pack contains transmitter, broadcasting equipment, and a nickel-cadmium battery good for an hour. While it is being recharged, a new battery can be clipped on without loss of signal.
TELEVISION Advances ON MANY FRONTS
THOUGH the outdoor Olympic Games experiment was a “flop” and patent litigation has slowed development, television continues to advance on many fronts.
The Don Lee Broadcasting System has started daily experimental broadcasting from station W6XAO in Los Angeles under direction of Harry R. Lubcke. He offers plans for a home receiver to experimenters who send a stamped envelope. The W6XAO schedule is from 3 to 5 and 6:30 to 8:30 p. m., P. S. T.