18 October 2010

The oldest known videotape

1958.  President Eisenhower visits NBC studios.  David Sarnoff pushes a button, and the world goes from black and white to color.

Posted at About Last Night, which has a quite interesting essay about early autochrome technology, via.

After watching this video, I wondered when it was that I first viewed color television.  Our family was an early adopter of B&W television in about 1950, but I don't recall when I first saw a program in color. 

1 comment:

  1. We didn't have a t.v. for a little while when I was a kid. I remember when my parents got the little black and white set in 74 or so. We didn't have a color set until 83 or so which is sort of funny as I became a certified video producer in 81. The local t.v. studio would trust me with an entire video studio for 3 or 4 hours and I was in middle school, it was certainly a different era.


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