Brief History About Movie Projector

When you watch a movie in a cinema, you will find that the most important device that is used is a movie projector. This device projects the frames from a rool of film. As the result, the moving picture is created. Then, the picture is projected to a screen. In a movie projector, there are 4 components that include the lamp, lens, spool and audio. If all components work properly, you will be able to enjoy the movie that you want to watch.

Back to the past, the movie projector was invented in the 1890’s. In that period, there were many inventors around the world created the film devices. But, the most significant inventions were made by Thomas Edison and Lumiere brothers. There are many movie projection devices that were invented in the 1890’s up to the early 1900’s. Cinematographs, vitascope and kinetoscope were some of early movie projectors.

The cinematographe
The Lumiere brothers were the first people who invented the movie projector. They knew about photograph since they worked for their father’s photography firms. They came to the invention of the movie projector after they made improvements to the still pothograph process. After their father retired in 1982, they began to create the moving pictures until they came to patent the cinematographe in 1985. This patented process showed the very first footage. Because of the footage, the workers started leaving the firm.

The cinematographe that the Lumiere brothers invented was a projector or film camera. It could process take photos, process film and project it in one device. It was portable was and was very great way to be used for film short sequences. But, the length of the cinematographe films was only a few seconds.

The kinetograph
Thomas Edison was the person who introduced the moving picture camera in 1893. The kinetograph was the film that he invented. There was a cabinet that held a continuous loop of celluloid film. The kinetograph was backlit by an incandescent lamp and was powered by an electric motor. It was viewed through an eye piece. This showed the images of music performers, acrobats and boxing. In its era, this film was very popular.

The Vitascope
This is film projection was invented by C. Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat in 1896. With this projection film, many audiences were able to watch the movie that was played.