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"Did good work He created a spring motor that worked reliably But Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank seaman And this would lead to massive trouble Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works While simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process And this was infuriating to them I mean they were the ones who had created this technology and now this salesman they had worked with was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents his ideas and his trade secrets But in 1901 Johnson Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization And this was the Victor talking machine company which incorporated on October 3rd 1901 So the Victor talking machine company was older than the radio corporation of America that would not be born until 1919 But sarnoff looked at the Victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios I could take this company and take their product the gramophones essentially although they didn't call it that in the United States they couldn't They started calling it things like the victrola That was one that the Victor company made I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines Sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way Also just as a quick aside the Victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history It shows a dog specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn And the dog's head is tilted slightly It's from a painting titled his master's voice and the artist was Francis baroud and it was made in 1899 The dog was named nipper and once belonged to baron's nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away and then Francis saw nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording of his old master Mark speaking That was the inspiration for the painting They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail and ultimately sold it to the gramophone company for the princely sum of £100 Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the Victor company And Berliner had trademarked the design and at some point transferred that trademark over to the Victor company The whole story is super fascinating and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the Victor talking machine company But for now let's remember that it started in 1901 and even though it grew out of an older company And then would eventually get incorporated into RCA I'll explain more in just a moment but first let's take another.

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"Of the victor talking machine company meant that Garcia was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929. Garcia was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called R. C. A victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as JVC's. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called R C, a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of R C. A So the development of the R C. A photo phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties, There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording audio to photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created R. C. A. The Hawks is work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying hawks is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone. Vita phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record. And when you were ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer. Which debuted in 1927. Garcia Photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film, Some actual photo reactive film, uh, the the band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There was a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The width of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this federal reactive film so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier, which can then boost the signal strength so it can go to an amplifier and then ultimately, speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running a little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used. So in playback, it's all synchronized. Because if you as long as you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp and it all gets synchronized together. So and playback. It's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs in synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disk and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times. Sometimes, with the optical soundtrack running ahead of the action, sometimes behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put it in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After RCs approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format and it also did battle with the video phone approach where it was the the recorded to disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made, because if you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well, this was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional. Actors needed to be close to the microphones so that they could be heard clearly, But they also couldn't move around very much because the microphones would pick up everything. So you just have a lot of noise. The cameras themselves, which had been motorized in the late 19 twenties to create a standard frame rate of 24 frames per second that was necessary in order to have reliable sound playback. Those cameras made a lot of noise to in those early days, and that could get picked up by the microphones..

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06:33 min | 1 year ago

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"The acquisition of the victor talking machine company meant that RC a was now getting into the consumer Electron IX business. Keep in mind up until 1929. Garcia was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called Arcia Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell. There was also called photo phoned. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of R C. A So the development of the RC a photo phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created our CIA. The Hawks is work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hock sees work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone. Vita phone. You had record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record. When you are ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer, which debuted in 1927. RC a photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film, The band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There was a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The width of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this photo reactive film so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on a audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running Ah little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used so and playback. It's all synchronized. Because if you as long as you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp and it all gets synchronized together. So and playback. It's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs in synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of dust behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put it in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format, and it also did battle with the Vita phone approach, where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made because of you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it. You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well. This was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional. Actors needed.

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04:37 min | 1 year ago

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"The first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. This were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones Now. Previously, those gramophones had relied on hand cranks so you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device. And turn the platter so that you could listen to the disc being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank C man. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. But Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller, a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. For nearly a decade, Comcast has been helping students get ready. We've connected four million low income students to low cost high speed. Xfinity.

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06:42 min | 1 year ago

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"The acquisition of the victor talking machine company meant that RC a was now getting into the Consumer Electron IX business. Keep in mind up until 1929 RC was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine, and they created a subsidiary company called Arcia Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell. There was also called photo phoned. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of R C. A So the development of the RC a photo phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created our CIA. The Hawks is work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hock sees work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone. Vita phone. You had record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record, And when you are ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The Jazz singer, which debuted in 1927. RC a photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film, The band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There was a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film, and the audio track is on one of those edges. The wits of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn Is used to treat this this photo reactive film so that it has this record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that. You know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back, you have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip. And you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier, which can then boost the signal strength so we can go to an amplifier and then ultimately, speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running Ah little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used so and playback. It's all synchronized. Because if you as long as you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp and it all gets synchronized together. So and playback. It's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs in secret ization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of those behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put it in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format, and it also did battle with the Vita phone approach, where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made because of you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it. You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well. This was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional. Actors needed to be close to the microphones so that they could be heard clearly, But they also couldn't move around very much because the microphones would pick up everything. So you just have a lot of noise..

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06:23 min | 1 year ago

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"The acquisition of the victor talking machine company meant that RC a was now getting into the consumer Electron IX business. Keep in mind up until 1929. Garcia was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called Arcia Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell. There was also called photo phone. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of R C. A So the development of the RC a photo phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created our CIA. The Hawks is work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hock sees work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone. Vita phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record, And when you are ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer. Which debuted in 1927. RC a photo fun used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film, The band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There was a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The width of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this photo reactive film so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on a audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running Ah little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used so and playback. It's all synchronized. Because if you as long as you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp and it all gets synchronized together. So and playback. It's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs in secret ization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of those behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put it in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format, and it also did battle with the Vita phone approach, where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made because of you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it. You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well. This was largely.

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04:50 min | 1 year ago

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"The Berliner Gramophone Company of Philadelphia, founded by Emile Berliner. Was The company. That really was the focus of this this strife Berliner and gets the credit for inventing the first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. This were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk. Being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to be roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. His old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901 and Even though it grew out of an older a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. Saint John Paul, the second national shrine provides hope to all seeking spiritual growth visit us virtually to learn more about our great patron,.

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05:29 min | 2 years ago

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"I need to talk about another company that would play a very important part in RCs early history. Now, If you've heard my episodes about the history of turntables, you'll remember the early days of the photograph and the gramophone and the gramophone. I covered a little bit of the turbulent patent battles and the cutthroat business strategies that were all part of the early days of home audio. And I had to do a more in depth series in the future to really focus on it because it gets nasty. All but the victor talking machine company was born directly out of all that strife. Now, since this is not an episode about Victor, I'm just going to give you the super short version, which let's face it. I'm Jonathan Strickland of Tech Stuff. Super short for me is a lecture for anybody else. But let's go with it. The Berliner Gramophone Company of Philadelphia, founded by Emile Berliner. Was The company. That really was the focus of this this strife Berliner and gets the credit for inventing the first flat disc record before his invention, engineers would press recordings on two cylinders. So you had these cylinders that you would put on a school. Essentially, that would then rotate and you could play it back on various devices. The disks were much easier to store right. You didn't have as much space and as much bulk as a cylinder dead. They were easier to ship and once the manufacturing process was refined, they lasted a lot longer than cylinders dead as well. It took a while to get the right materials, but Once they did those disks just seemed more practical. Berliner made a deal with an enterprising manufacturer and machinist named Eldridge are Johnson Johnson developed a wind up spring motor for Berliners gramophones. Previously those gramophones had relied on hand cranks. So you would literally turn a crank, which would then turn the gears inside the device and turn the platter so that you could listen to the disk. Being played back on the gramophone. Johnson did good work. He created a spring motor that worked reliably, but Berliner would enter into a sales agreement with a man named Frank Seaman. And this would lead to massive trouble. Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. I mean, they were the ones who had created this technology, and now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company. That took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 1901. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones. Essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't they started calling it things like the Victrola that was one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to be roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked, and that led Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller, a company and that would eventually get incorporated. Into R C. A I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break. In a country where the color of.

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09:13 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Company meant that was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929. Garcia was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called RC Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. No. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of Arcia. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawk sees work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone via phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record. And when you are ready to play the film, he would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer. Which debuted in 1927. RC a photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film, The band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There's a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The wits of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this photo reactive films so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running a little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used. So in playback, it's all synchronized, because if Azzam's you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time is the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp, and it all gets synchronized together. So in playback, it's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs and synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times. Sometimes, with the optical soundtrack running ahead of the actions of those behind the action, the Smith the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format and it also did battle with the vital phone approach where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made, because if you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well, this was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional. Actors needed to be close to the microphones so that they could be heard clearly, But they also couldn't move around very much because the microphones would pick up everything. So you just have a lot of noise. The cameras themselves, which had been motorized in the late 19 twenties to create a standard frame rate of 24 frames per second that was necessary in order to have reliable sound playback. Those cameras made a lot of noise, too, in those early days, and that could get picked up by the microphones. So as a result, the common practice was to put the cameras in enclosed, somewhat soundproofed. Chambers that the cameraman camera operator if you prefer Would be inside that chamber with the camera and they would be isolated from the rest of the set so that the sound wouldn't leak through. They were jokingly referred to as ice boxes, I say jokingly, because it would actually get scorchingly hot inside those as the cameras were running. And it limited what you could do with a camera. You could pan the camera a little bit on tripod. But that was about it. And so early talkies typically don't have very much movement or action in them, which was a big change from the early days of silent films. In those days, Actors would make these really big dramatic movements in an effort to tell a story because they could not be heard. Another thing that would change was that in the early days, film crews captured audio and images on the same film at the same time, so in other words, the audio and images were both being directly recorded to the same strip of photographic film. This made editing really tricky because again, the audio track wasn't in direct line with the images. It was running a little ahead or a little behind. He couldn't just snip film to create a transition or cut out a mistake because the audio wasn't lined up directly with whatever was happening in the image, and that would eventually change when the industry began to capture images and audio separately and would only combine them after the editing process. To create a master print. The audio track in the images were still offset, but you could at least make edits to the film without messing up the soundtrack, and you could do the same to the audio track without messing up the film. Garcia's photo phone would go up against not only the vita phone system from Warner Brothers, but another sound on film system, called Movietone Movietone came from a Western electric subsidiary called Electrical Research Products Incorporated, or E R P. I. That system was the dominant one when I was ready to debut photo phone So again, the company goes out and says, What can we do to really compete in this market again Idea? Let's make a.

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06:30 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Victor talking machine company meant that was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929. Garcia was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called RC Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. No. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of Arcia. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawks his work and that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. But by the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone. Vita phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record. And when you are ready to play the film, he would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer. Which debuted in 1927. RC a photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film, some actual photo reactive film. Ah, the band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There was a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The wits of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this photo reactive films so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running a little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used. So in playback, it's all synchronized. Because if you as long as you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp, and it all gets synchronized together. So in playback, it's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs and synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of those behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format and it also did battle with the vital phone approach where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side if you were making films but also changed how movies were made, because if you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well, this was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically on the directional..

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07:18 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"In the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called R. C. A victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phoned. Now. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of art. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawk sees work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone via phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record, And when you are ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer. Which debuted in 1927. RC a photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film, The band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There's a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The wits of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this photo reactive films so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running a little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used. So in playback, it's all synchronized, because if Azzam's you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp, and it all gets synchronized together. So in playback, it's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs and synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of those behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format and it also did battle with the vital phone approach where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side if you were making films but also changed how movies were made, because if you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well. This was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional. Actors needed to be close to the microphones so that they could be heard clearly, But they also couldn't move around very much because the microphones would pick up everything. So you just have a lot of noise. The cameras themselves, which had been motorized in the late 19 twenties to create a standard frame rate of 24 frames per second that was necessary in order to have reliable sound playback. Those cameras made a lot of noise, too, in those early days, and that could get picked up by the microphones. So as a result, the common practice was to put the cameras in enclosed, somewhat soundproofed. Chambers, the cameraman camera operator if you prefer Would be inside that chamber with the camera and they would be isolated from the rest of the set so that the sound wouldn't leak through. They were jokingly referred to as ice boxes, I say jokingly, because it would actually get scorchingly hot inside those as the cameras were running, and it limited what you could do with a camera..

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02:00 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The acquisition of the victor talking machine company that was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929 was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine, and they created a subsidiary company called Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. No. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of Garcia. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawk sees work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called.

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06:31 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The acquisition of the victor talking machine company that was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929 was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine, and they created a subsidiary company called RC Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. No. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of Arcia. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawk sees work at that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. But by the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone via phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record. And when you are ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the first one. The jazz singer, which debuted in 1927. RC a photo phone used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film, The band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There's a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film, and the audio track is on one of those edges. The width of this strip. On the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn Is used to treat this this photo reactive films so that it has this record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that. You know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back, you have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip. And you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running a little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used. So in playback, it's all synchronized. Because if you as long as you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp, and it all gets synchronized together. So in playback, it's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs and synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of those behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format and it also did battle with the vital phone approach where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made, because if you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well. This was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional..

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"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Frankie wanted more money for himself and eventually began to sell knockoffs of Berliners works while simultaneously bringing legal action much of its spurious in nature against both Berliner and Johnson. The process eventually prevented Berliner from selling gramophones in the United States and nearly bankrupted both Berliner and Johnson in the process, and this was infuriating to them. They were the ones who had created this technology. And now this salesman they had worked with Was claiming that they were the ones infringing on his patents, his ideas and his trade secrets. But in 1901 Johnson, Berliner and some other entrepreneurs got together and founded a new consolidated company that took Berliners facilities and Johnson's manufacturing plants as the basis for the new organization. And this was the victor talking machine company, which incorporated on October 3rd. 90 No. One. So the victor talking machine company was older than the Radio Corporation of America that would not be born until 1919. With Sarnoff looked at the victor talking machine company and thought this is a way I could sell more radios. I could take this company and take their product. The The gramophones, essentially, although they didn't call it that in the United States, they couldn't that they started calling it things like the Victrola, those one that the victor company made. I can take that I can incorporate a radio into the design of those machines, sell it as a new product and sell more radios this way. Also, just as a quick aside, the victor trademark is one of the more famous ones in business history. It shows a dog, specifically a fox terrier sitting in front of a gramophone horn and the dog's head is tilted slightly. From a painting titled His Master's Voice, and the artist was Francis borrowed and it was made in 18 99. The dog was named Nipper and once belonged to the roads, nephew Mark Mark had tragically passed away. And then Francis saw Nipper one day sitting near a gramophone with his head cocked in that lead, Francis to wonder what the dog's reaction would be if they had happened to be playing a recording. Of his old master mark speaking. That was the inspiration for the painting. They tried selling the painting as a magazine illustration to no avail, and ultimately sold it to the gramophone Company for the princely sum of £100 sterling. Johnson got permission from the gramophone company to use it for his products under the victor company, and Berliner had trademarked the design and, at some point transferred that trademark over to the victor company. The whole story is super fascinating, and I'm sure I'll devote a future episode to the victor talking machine company. But for now, let's remember that it started in 1901, and even though it grew out of a Noller company and then would eventually get incorporated. Into our CIA. I'll explain more in just a moment, but first, let's take another quick break..

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02:07 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The acquisition of the victor talking machine company that was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929 was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine, and they created a subsidiary company called Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929. RKO radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. No. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of Arcia. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties. There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawks is work and that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone via phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record..

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"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

09:13 min | 2 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Talking machine company that was now getting into the consumer electronics business. Keep in mind up until 1929 Garcia was primarily in the business of operating radio broadcast stations and selling what was effectively industrial equipment. But now our CIA owned the company that had created the iconic Victrola machine. And they created a subsidiary company called RC Victor. That company also took a majority ownership in the Japan Victor Company. Which is also known as J. V. C. Also in 1929 RKO Radio Pictures released a film called Syncopation, which relied upon a new technique called RC a photo phone, which is not to be confused with the technology developed by Alexander Graham Bell that was also called photo phone. Now. This was a technique of recording audio onto film for the purposes of synchronized visuals and audio. In other words, a way of making talking pictures and the formation of RKO Pictures itself is a great story that ties directly into our history of Arcia. So the development of the sea a boat a phone technology would date back to the early 19 twenties, There was a man named Charles A Hoxie, who was working on recording Audio two photographic film as a project for General Electric, which you'll remember was one of the founding partners that created Garcia. The Hawks is work and that time was more about preserving audio recordings for playback, not necessarily as a way of creating talking pictures but just recording audio in itself. By the mid twenties, General Electric was thinking about applying. Hawkes is work in the direction of talking pictures. Now the desire to match sound to moving images. Dated back to the earliest moving pictures. Edison himself worked on this challenge, and a lot of different companies were taking various approaches to this problem. So, for example, Warner Brothers had created a system called Vita Phone via phone. You would record a soundtrack onto a disk similar to an LP record, and when you are ready to play the film, you would synchronize the film playback with the audio from the desk. So that was a pretty primitive approach. But it was how some early talking pictures were made, including the 1st 1 The Jazz singer, which debuted in 1927. I see a photo fun used a totally different approach. The sound was recorded in a narrow band on the side of the frame of film some actual photo reactive film the the band would be out of you. When the film was put through a projector. There was a frame on a projector that covers up the edges of the film. And the audio track is on one of those edges. The wits of this strip on the side of the film varies with the frequency of the sound that was recorded onto the film. So essentially, you have sound that's transmitted into a microphone. It is turned into an electric signal, which in turn is used to treat this this photo reactive films so that it has this Record of the frequency. It's almost like a wave form. If you were to think of that, you know, in the modern sense if you were to look at an audio file on audio editing software, so then when you're playing it back You have a bright lamp that shines light through this narrow strip and you have a photo cell that picks up the light that's coming through, and it generates an electric current that matches the amount of light that's hitting the photo cell. And that signal goes to a pre amplifier which can then boost the signal strength so I can go to an amplifier and then ultimately speakers. The lamp for reading This optical sound and the photo cell are not in the same position as the projection lamp that would just get in the way. So this is actually It creates something of a challenge. It means that the soundtrack is offset from the actual frames of the film itself. The soundtrack is either running a little ahead or a little behind the action of the film, depending upon The method that was actually used. So in playback, it's all synchronized. Because if you put the film through the right type of projector, the audio track gets read through the audio system. At the same time as the video or the film. Rather, the images are being projected through the projection lamp, and it all gets synchronized together. So in playback, it's synchronized. But if you were to look at the film itself, like if you took the film out of the projector And you held it up to the light. And you saw where the audio track is. The audio you were looking at would not be the audio that occurs and synchronization with the image you're looking at. The advantage of that approach. Was that all the synchronization would be done beforehand. You didn't have to set up a disc and a film in separate chambers to try and match up to each other. It was all in one. Piece of film. But the format itself changed several times, sometimes with the optical soundtrack, running ahead of the actions of those behind the action. This meant the movie theaters had to invest in different equipment to play back those films properly. Because if you put in a film where the soundtrack ran a little ahead of the action, but you put in a projector that was designed to run a film that had the audio a little behind the action. You would have Terrible experiences because the audio would not be at all synchronized with what was happening on screen. It would just be a total mess. This ended up creating kind of a format war that waged in the late twenties. After our CIA's approach debuted. It was not the only audio on film format and it also did battle with the vital phone approach where it was the recorded two disc version. Now on the production side, if you were making films, it also changed how movies were made, because if you watch some of the early films with sound like some of the first films that had sound in it You might notice. People don't move very much. Shots are pretty static. Actors tend to remain in place. Well. This was largely because of the limitations of the sound recording equipment. At the time, microphones were large and bulky and typically omni directional. Actors needed to be close to the microphones so that they could be heard clearly, But they also couldn't move around very much because the microphones would pick up everything. So you just have a lot of noise. The cameras themselves, which had been motorized in the late 19 twenties to create a standard frame rate of 24 frames per second that was necessary in order to have reliable sound playback. Those cameras made a lot of noise, too, in those early days, and that could get picked up by the microphones. So as a result, the common practice was to put the cameras in enclosed, somewhat soundproofed. Chambers that the cameraman camera operator if you prefer would be inside that chamber with the camera and they would be isolated from the rest of the set so that the sound wouldn't leak through. They were jokingly referred to as ice boxes, I say jokingly, because it would actually get scorchingly hot inside those as the cameras were running, and it limited what you could do with a camera. You could pan the camera a little bit on tripod, but that was about it. And so early talkies typically don't have very much movement or action in them, which was a big change from the early days of silent films because in those days, actors would make these really big dramatic movements in an effort to tell a story because they could not be heard. Another thing that would change was that in the early days, film crews captured audio and images on the same film at the same time, so in other words, the audio and images were both being directly recorded to the same strip of photographic film. This made editing really tricky because again, the audio track wasn't in direct line with the images. It was running a little ahead or a little behind. So you couldn't just snip film to create a transition or cut out a mistake because the audio wasn't lined up directly with whatever was happening in the image, and that would eventually change when the industry began to capture images and audio separately and would only combine them after the editing process. To create a master print. The audio track in the images were still offset, but you could at least make edits to the film without messing up the soundtrack, and you could do the same to the audio track without messing up the film. Marcia's photo phone would go up against not only the vital phone system from Warner Brothers. But another sound on film system, called Movietone Movietone came from a Western electric subsidiary called Electrical Research Products Incorporated, or E R P. I. That system was the dominant one when I was ready to debut photo phone So again, the company goes out and says, What can we do to really compete in this market? Ah, again idea..

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Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"victor company" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Here's a visitor. Bob Mclaughlin Club time one of America's his favorite gift. Thank you very much well about a year ago. I had the pleasure of presenting you with an award from the disc jockeys of America for your outstanding rendition of the old master painter. But today I haven't even more pleasant job you know. It's the fondest dream of every recording start a one day make a record that tops. The million copy mark. And you've done it in less than six weeks six so on behalf of the RCA Victor Company and with the thanks of the nation's disc jockeys with a pleasure of your songs. We present you with this goal. Record cop end the show got cut off right there Phil Harris receiving a gold record for the thing. And that's the song we can't play on the show because you know copyrights and all that but we roll on here. That was the Phil Harris. Alice Faye show December seventeenth nineteen fifty. The cinnamon bear is next on Classic Radio Theater. Our prime responsibility ability is protecting our families. But we also need to protect our family's assets for years. I studied economics in the Bible and Financial Professional. I'm Dr Tom Barrett. I found gold to be the best way to protect assets from government gone. Wild gold is ridiculed by less to send leads who say it's old fashioned and out suitable for financial a planning but gold has anything outdated smart family. Chooses part of their retirement plans. Gold has been the universally recognized money since the beginning of time time. Precious metals are the only money in the Bible and they're the only constitutional money your paper money's just government. I owe US backed by nothing. No paper money. He's ever survived the crash. On average and twenty seven years. The dollar will not be the first to defy this law of economics learn more investment grade goal L. DOT COM that's investment grade gold dot com for your.

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