An Eye to the Future

1952 , Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)

A promotional film for Pye Ltd., Cambridge: a company in the vanguard of the application of science to early media and scientific equipment.

Establishing shots of Cambridge, its colleges and the Cavendish Laboratory introduces the history of Pye Ltd., a company started in 1900, producing the first portable radio receiver in 1922 and, later, the television camera. At the factory a television camera is designed, assembled and tested. Various cameras, including one bearing a BBC logo, are seen in use. The versatility of the cameras is depicted in various environments including outside broadcasts of a boxing match and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. The film concludes with the demonstration of an experimental colour camera, and a display of other Pye scientific equipment including an early video recorder and radio telephones.

Featured Buildings

Cavendish Laboratory; Clare Bridge; King's College Chapel; Pye Ltd

Keywords

Broadcasting; Cameras; Radios; Televisions; University of Cambridge

Manifestations

An Eye to the Future

  • Barcode
    INV383609
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:47
    Modification Date
    22/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734175
  • Barcode
    INV391371
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:47
    Modification Date
    22/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734174
  • Barcode
    INV325285
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:47
    Modification Date
    22/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734173
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV380235
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:19
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    708128
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV154592
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 954
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    28/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    674170
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV158969
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1101
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673929
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV225056
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    bw
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:11:25
    Has Sound
    Y
    Modification Date
    11/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    672095
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV262671
    Canonical Identifier
    A-82
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    656247
  • Barcode
    INV273718
    Canonical Identifier
    A-2057
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    565215
  • Barcode
    INV291423
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-249
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:11:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563331

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