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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 25 (xxv)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 25
Page 25

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 25


DR. IOHN G. FRAYNE, Engineering Manager. Westrex Corp., and Exec V. P. of S.M.P.T.E.

The Eidophor theatre television projector that has been demonstrated within the trade and the vectograph system of 3-D motion-picture release film printing and projection that has been announced as nearing commercialization are two examples of new technical developments now the object of interest to motionpicture businessmen. Both came to light, not dust-laden from the shelf, but freshly from the research laboratory. A third example which was demonstrated recently is a singledilm, single-projector system of wide-screen motion pictures whose most notable characteristic is a unique optical system reported to spread the


DR. NORTON L. SIMMONS. Eastman Kodak (20.. Rochester. N. Y.. and Editorial V. P. ot S.M.P.T.E.

picture to the lateral limits of human vision.

Time will disclose the practical results of other laboratory work now being conducted, the general outlines of which can be surmised, but whose details are being closely guarded by their proprietors.

As each such new development matures into a machine or process or technique that appears to possess commercial value it becomes the subject of intense interest to motion-picture technical people. Partly because of its newness, butmore because it is born into a family of long-established methods, it is of immediate concern to the motion-picture engineers who

HERBERT BARNETT, Cineruma Corn" New York City, and the current President of S. M. P. T. E.

must work it into the current scheme of things.

In the years to come, the engineering committees of the Society will be as attentive to new technical problems that arise as they have been to the standards and technical practice problems that appeared years ago at a regular yet modest rate and that cropped up in droves during the Second World War when the 16mm field needed and got a great deal of attention and during the last year and a half to two years when the big picture came along. Since the motion-picture is surely becoming more complex with each succeeding series of changes and improvements, so will the service which the motion-picture industry,s technical people are called upon to provide through the SMPTE become more complex. Similarly we can safely assume that it will become more necessary and more valued. The trend is a particularly welcome one to the engineers who for many years have been preparing themselves for just such an opportunity.

LEFT: BARTON KREUZEH. Financial V. P.: Alex G. Iensen, Engineering V. P.; George W. Colburn, Treasurer. Below: S. Seeley. Secretary.

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