Budget Films

Stock Footage

Scientist Explains Computer

At the dawn of the computer era, a scientist describes a new system that can track flights in progress and show information on a screen. He sits at a console, lights flashing on a dark screen as he talks to the camera. Various CUs show data as it appears on the screen. The scientist points a light "gun" at screen. CU of "gun" pointing at camera.

IdentifierCLIP-11063
Duration3 min, 16 sec
GenreDocumentary
Date1957
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