Color Recording on the Video Disc

Author(s): Walter Bruch
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1971
Conference Location: Montreal
Conference Date: 7 October 1971
Page(s): 159 - 168
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-904-1
DOI: 10.5594/M00193



In June 1970, the three companies AEG-TELEFUNKEN, DECCA and TELDEC, a subsidiary of AEG-TELEFUNKEN and DECCA, presented the world's first Video Disc for monochrome recording in Berlin. About one year later in August 1971, a color version of the Video Disc was demonstrated in Germany. The recording and play back process of the Video Disc requires the combination of luminance, color and audio information into a single signal which has been achieved by a new color video recording technique. Before describing this process the specifications and features of the disc and the player for the 625-line television standard should be summarized [1].