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RCA Bivicon Camera Tube C23244 (Laboratory model)
1-1/2 Inch Vidicon with 2 separate guns and targets
Tube de prise de vue Vidicon double
Doppel Vidicon Bildaufnahmeröhre

The C23244 Bivicon was a 1-1/2inch vidicon containing two separate guns and targets within a single envelope. The tube had been designed to allow simultaneous scanning of two side-by-side (or over/under) images within a single deflection/focus structure. Possible uses include electro-optic comparators, two-raster color and, perhaps, stereo video.

The Bivicon was particularly well suited for generating color signals utilizing a two-frame system in which the luminance portion of the picture is projected onto one target and the chrominance information, in suitably encoded form, onto the other. Excellent color pictures have been produced from a laser-illuminated holographic film with electronic encoding, and a color film and transparencies using optical encoding within the camera.

Developed in 1972, this tube never got into production. It was designed to be in RCA's system of playing back a color image recorded in a hologram. RCA dropped the project when video tapes became practical.

Fiche technique • Data sheet • Datenblatt: C23244.pdf

The Bivicon Camera Tube -- A New Double Vidicon (RCA Review • Vol. 34 • March 1973)
Announcement in the Journal of the SMPTE • Vol. 82 • February 1973


RCA Bivicon Camera Tube C23244

Longueur • Length • Länge : 21,5 cm • 8" 1/2
Diamètre • Diameter • Durchmesser : 37 mm • 1" 1/2

RCA Bivicon Camera Tube C23244

The output signals are provided from two small metal contact buttons on the tube's faceplate. Field mesh contact is made through the faceplate flange. Other electrical connections are brought out through the tube base.

RCA Bivicon Camera Tube C23244

RCA Bivicon Camera Tube C23244

Double-gun for Bivicon tube


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