Definitions for kinescopeˈkɪn əˌskoʊp, ˌkaɪ nə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
kin•e•scopeˈkɪn əˌskoʊp, ˌkaɪ nə-(n.)
a cathode-ray tube with a fluorescent screen on which an image is reproduced by a directed beam of electrons.
Category: Radio and Television
a film record of a television program.
Category: Radio and Television, Motion Pictures
Origin of kinescope:
kinescope, picture tube, television tube(noun)
a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
an early television receiver tube
a recording of a television broadcast made by filming the screen of a monitor; a telerecording
Kinescope, shortened to kine, also known as telerecording in Britain, is a recording of a television program made by filming the picture from a video monitor. Typically, the term can refer to the process itself, the equipment used for the procedure, or a film made using the process. Kinescopes were the only practical way to preserve live television broadcasts prior to the introduction of videotape in 1956. A small number of theatrically released feature films have also been produced as kinescopes. The term originally referred to the cathode ray tube used in television receivers, as named by inventor Vladimir K. Zworykin in 1929. Hence, the recordings were known in full as kinescope films. RCA was granted a trademark for the term in 1932; it voluntarily released the term to the public domain in 1950.
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