The Forgotten War for Color Television

Today we know that 29.97 fps is a hallmark of NTSC video. We may even know the mathematical reasoning behind it. But the war for color television that birthed that oddball number, a war that raged for over a decade and left an imprint on the soul of electronic moving pictures has been largely forgotten…

This retelling owes a great deal to an article posted at the Museum of Early Television 

Other resources:
Compatible Color: The Ultimate Three-For-One Special

The Math involved: Why is TV 29.97 frames per second?

Goldmark 1 demo

NBC Tournament of the Roses Parade 1954

BBC2 Goes Colour | 25th Anniversary, David Attenborough

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