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World's first color video footage unveiled


Posted on Monday, 17 September, 2012 | Comment icon 15 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: National Media Museum

 
The earliest ever known color film footage has been rediscovered after more than 100 years.

The footage was found in the archives of the National Media Museum in Bradford and was the work of Edward Turner who filmed it at the beginning of the 20th century. The aged video still works and shows a rare glimpse in to the past featuring footage of a macaw, some soldiers marching and Turner's three children sitting at a table with sunflowers. For the longest time it was believed that Turner's film-making technique was a failure until the footage was finally recovered and played back after more than a century.

"We sat in the editing suite entranced as full-colour shots made 110 years ago came to life on the screen," said the museum's cinematography curator Michael Harvey.

"The earliest colour moving pictures ever made have been rediscovered after more than 100 years and will go on show in a new exhibition."

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Comment icon #6 Posted by Majikwayz on 17 September, 2012, 13:54
This is so cool, but not for the people that had to watch black and white for the next 40 years!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mikami on 17 September, 2012, 14:50
This video just made my head explode, I totally was astounded, of course Avatar doesn't even hold a candle up to this...5 thumbs up, if i had that many
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hippycrite on 17 September, 2012, 15:57
Looks "colorized". Edward Turner Ted Turners Granddad?
Comment icon #9 Posted by TheMolePatrol on 17 September, 2012, 19:43
Looks like Direct TV ohhhhhhhhh! *starts DTV and Dish fan boy fight*
Comment icon #10 Posted by sounak on 18 September, 2012, 7:40
Gr888.... Thanx for posting this....
Comment icon #11 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 18 September, 2012, 9:11
So did the world change to color all at once or were there still some black and white places?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 September, 2012, 21:36
So did the world change to color all at once or were there still some black and white places? Lol, 'Grandad, was everything black and white in the old days?'
Comment icon #13 Posted by Gatofeo on 20 September, 2012, 3:03
It can't be video. It must have been film, if it was photographed in 1901. Incorrect headline. Wonder when the first magnetic tape video was made in color? Late 1950s, I'd guess. I recall seeing my first color TV at the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle. I was 7, walking by a display, and it stopped me cold! LOL My mother had to tug on my arm to turn my head away from the color cartoon on the TV. I was just amazed. Today, I'm 57 and am rarely so amazed. The proliferation of technology has increased manyfold in the past 30 years, but I've become accustomed to the rate.
Comment icon #14 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 21 September, 2012, 22:19
The one with the kids is definitely a hundred years ahead of its time: all action, no plot!
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lady Annabella on 27 October, 2012, 20:50
amazing i loved it


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