Video Projectors: Who Invented Them

There’s no denying that video projectors have come a long way from where they initially started, more and more people are buying projectors regardless of what they intended to use them for. For starters, projectors are widely used in business, entertainment industry, and even when it comes to using them at home. However, that’s not all, these projectors have evolved in terms of form factor, as well as performance. Gone are the days when these projectors used to weigh a lot, used to be massive, and needed to be carried around by two people. Nowadays, monitors have become small, lightweight, sturdy, and incredibly easy to carry. The reason behind that is pretty simple, actually; the technology has improved and advanced by a drastic measure.

However, the major question remains unanswered, in particular for the younger generation who wasn’t around while the projectors were evolving, and while we’re at the point of discussing the evolution, one thing you should be aware of is that it doesn’t mean projectors have stopped evolving. To this day, they are growing, and the evolution is happening with a proper speed. As for who invented the video projectors, the answer is pretty simple to understand. The actual project was conceived by none other than Thomas Edison. However, the projector Thomas Edison created didn’t have the ability to project videos and was only able to project images, however, what people thought was the pinnacle of invention was only the beginning. Soon after Edison’s creation, ideas started popping up, and people started talking about what if it was possible to be able to project videos through a projector too.

In came the Lumière brothers, the famous Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean, now for those who don’t know, the Lumiere brothers are perhaps one of the first known cinematographers in the world. And for those who don’t know, they both went on and patented the cinematographs, and for those who don’t know, it was the cinematograph that was based on the same projector technology that was invented by Edison in the first place. However, that’s not at all, apart from inventing it, they later went on and did their first film screening as well. Although the first video projector was primarily based on hand operations, there is no denying that the device has improved, and evolved over the years.

After all, it was bound to happen, the projectors nowadays are small, handy, easy to use, and offer a lifespan of years, and while they remain primarily expensive for starters, there’s no denying that we have come a long way from where we began. Another thing is the fact that everything Lumiere brothers have done in the world of technology is something that can’t be overlooked. If it wasn’t for their ideas, we might have never seen movies come into existence, and cinematography would have been a thing of past. Luckily, that is no longer the case.

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