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A User's Guide To Commercial Low Light Level Television Cameras
Author(s): George G. Elsaesser
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Paper Abstract

Approximately three years ago the commercial closed circuit television marketplace suddenly became inundated with a new category of television cameras, those cameras which were advertised as being Low Light Level Television (LLLTV) cameras. It appeared to most camera manufacturers, both in this country and overseas, that it was incumbent on them to get into this new marketplace. Many manufac-turers did so by taking unbelievable advertising liberties. Thus, in 1970 we saw conventional vidicon cameras being advertised as LLLTV cameras, or advertised with the popular catchphrase of that day, "See In The Dark" television cameras. Silicon Diode Vidicon cameras were advertised and sold as "total darkness" television cameras. The camera marketeers were proud; many cameras were sold. Unfortunately, many of the camera end-users did not feel the same sense of pride in their "LLLTV" systems as the marketeer felt in selling it to them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0042, Image Intensifiers: Technology, Performance, Requirements, and Applications, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953872
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George G. Elsaesser, Dyna-Vision International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0042:
Image Intensifiers: Technology, Performance, Requirements, and Applications

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