60 lines Nipkow Disc Television Machine .
Made by Roger DUPOUY. Donated to the C.N.A.M. Museum in Paris in March 2011.

Characteristics:
- 16 inches Nipkow disc. One spiral of 60 holes (1/3rd millimeter in diameter).
- Lighting source: Amber leds array (25 x 10.000mcd).
- Frame frequency: 25 per sec.
- Disc speed: 1500 rpm. driven by synchronous motor.
- Image ratio: 4/3. Sweeping from left to right, top to bottom.
The machine box made by Michel Neige, is a wallnut plywood housing which style is inspired from the TEKADE 1932.


Learn more about the machine and history.


View of the front commands. From left to right:
- Gamma control
- up center=video gain - down center=motor stop knob for image horizontal framing
- Brigthness control.



Leds array featuring 5 clusters of 5 leds in serie. Total lighting power = 250.000mcd.
Only a small part of it will pass through the tiny holes of the Nipkow disc.


Back view.



Detail of the special mounting allowing the motor to rotate to allow image framing.



A video clips of a 1934 film as seen on the machine. Image quality, mainly original brightness could be affected by further compression algorithms.


Another machine video clip (in french).
Michel Bromberg introducing early movies (made around 1930) pf a famous french actor Fernandel.


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