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World's first color video footage unveiled

By T.K. Randall
September 17, 2012 · Comment icon 15 comments

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.



Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (15)




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Comment icon #6 Posted by Majikwayz 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
Looks "colorized". Edward Turner Ted Turners Granddad?
Comment icon #9 Posted by TheMolePatrol 12 years ago
Looks like Direct TV ohhhhhhhhh! *starts DTV and Dish fan boy fight*
Comment icon #10 Posted by sounak 12 years ago
Gr888.... Thanx for posting this....
Comment icon #11 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
amazing i loved it


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