The GE 950 works on principles invented by Baird, whereby scenes are filmed with a monochrome camera using a ‘colour wheel’ to shoot each frame through a red, a green, or a blue filter.

When the frames are projected through the corresponding coloured filter in the television, the brain merges the three different coloured frames to give a coloured image, just as it merges the still frames of a film to make moving images.


  • Title: GE 950 colour wheel
  • Creator: General Electric

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