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This is a Recording: Audio Innovation Film DVD

Synopsis
A compilation of seven classic audio innovation films Of The 1940s & 1950s
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1942-1958
Subjects
Media studies; Technology
Keywords
technological innovation; sound recording; archive films

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
DVD
Availability
Sale

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0
Price
$9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2007

Sections

Title
Revolutionary New Triumph inTape, A
Synopsis
This film, made in 1958, introduces the subject of high-fidelity sound, which laid the technological groundwork for high quality miniaturization of future audio components and formats.
Duration
15 mins

Title
Visit to Wurlitzer, A
Synopsis
This classic colour manufacturing film made in 1950 gives the viewer a tour of the famed Wurlitzer "coin-operated phonograph" (a.k.a. "jukebox") factory of North Tonawanda, N. Y. and shows off its facilities, location and manufacturing processes.
Duration
40 mins

Title
Command Performance
Synopsis
Made in 1942 when the 78 RPM phonograph record was in its heyday, this film explains how phonograph records were created, starting from the recording studio through the creation of master discs and on to the the finished phonograph product on the factory floor.
Duration
19 mins

Title
How to Listen ... New Dimensions in Sound
Synopsis
In this film made in 1957 RCA proudly unveils its innovation in audio, stereo sound and hi-fidelity reproduction. What we nowadays consider to be the audio quality that makes a recording sound "modern" originated in this extraordinary technological advance.
Duration
17 mins

Title
Living Stereo
Synopsis
This film, made in 1958, shows off RCA’s stereophonic recording.
Duration
8 mins

Title
Sound and the Story, The
Synopsis
RCA’s detailed explanation on how the long playing 33 1/3 "LP" vinyl record recording, the medium through which the world first heard high-fidelity, a.k.a. "Hi-Fi" sound, was produced, recorded, and manufactured. 1956
Duration
59 mins

Title
Sound Recording and Reproduction (Sound on Film)
Synopsis
An explanation of how sound recordings are put on to motion picture film with plenty of easy-to-understand diagrams and clever animations. (1943)
Duration
11 mins

Distributor

Name

MediaOutlet.com

Email
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Web
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Address
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USA
Notes
Specialises in US archival moving image and sound material, particularly vintage radio and public service films and broadcasts that have been digitally restored. Formerly known as Earthstation.com. Sale on multi-region DVD or CD.

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