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Washington DC Section - September 2014 meeting

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00
NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street NW
20036 Washington , DC
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

7:00pm Social, Networking and Refreshments
7:30pm Presentation

NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Demonstration of Field-sequential Color Television
Presented by Cliff Benham

​Anyone younger than a certain age may no realize that color television came into being in the mid-20th century, and there were actually several schemes for creating color broadcasts.  One system, originally favored by CBS but ultimately not adopted, used a rotating color-wheel in the television set which was synchronized with one at the broadcast station.  It sounds crazy but it worked, and Cliff Benham will demonstrate a "breadboard" version.  Many, if not most, of us have never seen this legacy technology in operation!.  Below is more information:

The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street, and Connecticut Avenue, just south of DuPont Circle.  There is street parking and garage parking on many blocks in the vicinity - check signs and meters for hours!  The closest METRO stops are DuPont Circule (RED Line - two blocks) and Farragut West (ORANGE/BLUE  Lines - four blocks).

Upcoming Events:
Oct. 2014: TBA
Nov. 2014: TBA
Dec. 3, 2014:  Holiday cocktail reception (coincident with GVExpo).