When we learnt yesterday that William S. Boyle and George E. Smith got the Physics Nobel Prize for the invention of the Charged-Coupled Device (CCD) while they were in Bell Labs, we thought it would be great to find a video of them talking about their invention, back in the days! Well, a few hours later, here it is. It’s from 1978, so a few years after their invention, but as you can see at the beginning, the image from the CCD camera was not exactly HD! Still, the size comparison with a TV studio camera is impressive.
And if you are interested by the History of sciences, here is the PDF file of the article by Dr. Boyle and Dr. Smith published in the Bell System Technical Journal in April 1970 describing their work on CCD.