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Thomas Edison was the first to invent a practical motion picture camera. The camera was called a kinetograph, and the projector called a kinetoscope. One of the big breakthroughs was that the kinetograph used roll film developed by George Eastman rather than single-plate film.

Ki*ne"to*graph (?), n. [Gr. &?; movable + -graph.] (Physics)


A camera for making chronophotographs.


A machine for the projection of chronophotographs upon a screen for the purpose of producing the effect of an animated picture.


A combined animated-picture machine and phonograph in which sounds appropriate to the scene are automatically uttered by the latter instrument.


© Webster 1913.

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