Silent dating parties london
Sufficient playback volume was also hard to achieve.
While motion picture projectors soon allowed film to be shown to large theater audiences, audio technology before the development of electric amplification could not project satisfactorily to fill large spaces.
A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.
The first known public exhibition of projected sound films took place in Paris in 1900, but decades passed before sound motion pictures were made commercially practical.
The earliest feature-length movies with recorded sound included only music and effects.
The first feature film originally presented as a talkie was The Jazz Singer, released in October 1927.
In 1907, French-born, London-based Eugene Lauste—who had worked at Edison's lab between 18—was awarded the first patent for sound-on-film technology, involving the transformation of sound into light waves that are photographically recorded direct onto celluloid.
At first, the sound films which included synchronized dialogue, known as "talking pictures", or "talkies", were exclusively shorts.
Cinematic innovators attempted to cope with the fundamental synchronization problem in a variety of ways.
An increasing number of motion picture systems relied on gramophone records—known as sound-on-disc technology; the records themselves were often referred to as "Berliner discs", after one of the primary inventors in the field, German-American Emile Berliner.
No agreement was reached, but within a year Edison commissioned the development of the Kinetoscope, essentially a "peep-show" system, as a visual complement to his cylinder phonograph.
The two devices were brought together as the Kinetophone in 1895, but individual, cabinet viewing of motion pictures was soon to be outmoded by successes in film projection.