• Short Summary

    A REVOLUTIONARY PIECE OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY ONLY ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH (POINT 25 CMS) SQUARE WHICH WENT ON SHOW AT A LONDON PHYSICS Exhibition LAST NIGHT, WILL BE ABLE TO POWER TELEVISION CAMERAS THE SIZE OF A CIGARETTE PACKET.

  • Description

    A REVOLUTIONARY PIECE OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY ONLY ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH (POINT 25 CMS) SQUARE WHICH WENT ON SHOW AT A LONDON PHYSICS Exhibition LAST NIGHT, WILL BE ABLE TO POWER TELEVISION CAMERAS THE SIZE OF A CIGARETTE PACKET.

    THIS TINY WAFER-THIN ELEMENT CONSISTS OF MINUTE LIGHT-SENSITIVE CELLS WHICH CAN REGISTER AN IMAGE, PLUS PRINTED ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY WHICH CAN SCAN IT.

    THE SCIENTISTS WHO PRODUCED THE ELEMENT SAY THAT AT PRESENT THE PICTURE-SCANNING CIRCUIT ARE CAPABLE OF A TEN-LINE SCAN, BUT THAT WITHIN THE NEXT EIGHTEEN MONTHS, IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF SCALING-UP TO 405-LINE OR 625-LINE SYSTEMS.

    IT WENT ON SHOW LAST NIGHT AT THE PHYSICS EXHIBITION AT ALEXANDRA PALACE IN LONDON AND THE MAKERS, A BRITISH ELECTRONICS COMPANY, SAY THAT IT WILL FORM THE BASIS OF THE MINIATURE TV CAMERAS OF THE FUTURE.

    FUTURE TV CAMERAS WILL CONTAIN SIMPLY A LENS, THE SCANNING CIRCUIT AND A BATTERY, WITH A WIRE LEADING TO A TV TRANSMITTER OR VIDEO TAPE RECORDER. THE WHOLE THING WILL MEASURE ABOUT TWO INCHES (5 CMS) LONG AND ONE INCH (2.5 CMS) THICK.

    THIS MINIATURISATION OF TELEVISION CAMERAS COULD CAUSE A MAJOR UPHEAVAL IN THE BROADCASTING, INDUSTRIAL MONITORING AND MANY OTHER FIELDS, AS WELL AS FACILITATING 'BUGGING' FOR VISION. IT WILL LEND ITSELF TO MILITARY USE, SINCE THE CAMERAS WOULD BE EXTREMELY LIGHT, RUGGED AND RESISTANT TO VIBRATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3KLLCVDD5D3CL18BXVOUH0MZV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KLLCVDD5D3CL18BXVOUH0MZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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