Restoration of Kinetophone Sound Motion Pictures
Introduction by Russ Hamm: Many of you may remember Art Shifrin's talk here in May 1982. At that time he discussed the first sound picture sync system, the Kinetophone (used by Thomas Edison as early as 1913), and how he transferred recordings made on the Edison brown wax cylinders and early disks. That was before he synchronized Kinetophone audio with video. The following presentation brings us up to date on his work during the past year. He will show sound and film demonstrations to illustrate his points. I wish to thank Cameramart for furnishing us with a Sony video projection system and a sync generator; Gotham Audio for providing the noise reduction equipment; and WQXR for the use of their auditorium and staff. Doc Masoomian, and Maurice Dicker, who is running the audio. I also would like to express my appreciation to Ampex for supplying a VPR 80 and TBC 80 to its staff, Dave Bancroft, who will run the videotape machine and Monte Barrie, who helped with the set up.
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