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Early Broadcast Equipment

DuMont Color Multiscanner

The Multiscanner was introduced in 1954 to allow TV stations to broadcast in color without buying expensive live color cameras or film chains. It used the flying spot scanner method, and worked with 16mm film and slides. In 1955 it was apparently modified to allow it to do limited live telecasting by using external photocells. Shortly after that the Vitascan was introduced, which allowed more elaborate live telecasting in a studio.

Broadcasting, May 3 1954

Broadcasting, January 25, 1954

Broadcasting, May 24 1954

Broadcasting, June 14 1954

 

This was probably at the 1954 NAB Convention

Courtesy of Steve Dichter

Broadcasting, June 7 1954

 

Broadcasting, October 10 1955