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CSIRO Film Collection: videos 500 - 599 - archival versions
CSIRO produced its first film in 1946. It was a two-hour, five-part epic in black and white designed for a specialist audience of Commonwealth scientists meeting in London. It showed them - in the most graphic way possible at the time - the nature and extent of the research facilities of an organisation embarking on the problems of post-war reconst... moreruction.
Within a few years, a permanent film unit was established and began to specialise in producing films for the specific audiences on particular areas of research.
By the 1960's, it became apparent that many of the films were of interest to a much wider audience. Schools, colleges and universities were beginning to introduce the audio-visual medium to the learning process and CSIRO films were in increasing demand. Makers of television programmes looked to CSIRO films for images of science not yet accessible to the public eye.
Film and Television
Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Original films were scanned to produce uncompressed Quicktime videos, YUV 4:2:2, 25 frames per second interlaced. These were converted to JPG2000 videos in a MXF container (.mxf). Video resolution: 720x288. 50 frames per second progressive. Decoded format: Planar 4:2:2 YUV. Audio codec: PCM S16 LE (s16l). Audio sample rate: 48000 Hz. Bits per sample: 16. For compressed versions check in the "Related Links" section.
CSIRO Film & Video Centre
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
CSIRO (2020): CSIRO Film Collection: videos 500 - 599 - archival versions. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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CSIRO Film collection 1941 - 2014