List of original television shows produced by the Edison Tech Center
available on DVD
have many short videos online, but much of
our long-form shows are only available on DVD. Ordering DVDs
helps support our cause and gives you a hard copy to keep and use.
At the moment we have a few high quality documentaries available all
listed below. We have many other lectures and interview shows under our
Oral History Program DVD list here.
For instructions on how to purchase see our page here.
Iron in our Electrical World:
Electromagnets are the building blocks of electrical technology,
and iron is the material that makes it all possible. From mining
and geology, to use in motors, generators, speakers, transformers
and more. Featuring interviews with experts at Cliffs Natural
Resources, Tesla Motors and more, This video covers a wide variety
of iron uses. Learn about the properties of this amazing
Copper in our Electrical World:
Learn about one of the most important materials in electrical
engineering! See how copper is mined
at Morenci, AZ, and learn about its properties and what it is
used in. Like all of the Minerals in our Electrical world episodes
it teaches a bit on geology, physics, chemistry and engineering.
WIZARDS OF SCHENECTADY - C.
Narrated by local news legends Jack Aernecke and Ernie Tetrault.
Follow the amazing life of this pioneer as he worked with plasma
technologies with Albert Hull, then moved on to become manager
of the G.E. Research Lab. From artificial diamonds to building
the G.E. Research lab in Niskayuna his time at GE spanned some
incredible times. Suits was known for his vast assortment of
hobbies which he mastered.
2008 Best California Public Access Show /
2007 first place Electric City Film Fest. Length
WIZARDS OF SCHENECTADY - Carl Rosner
- Pioneer in Superconductors
Narrated by Jack Aernecke. 2008
Carl Rosner escaped the Holocaust to come to America in 1955.
He worked with other pioneers at the Research and Development
lab to make the worlds most powerful superconducting magnets.
He then led Intermagnetics General - a spin-off of General Electric
to success as a prime manufacturer of MRI magnets.
2008 first place Electric City Film Fest / 2009
Ballston Spa Film Fest. Length 43 min.
WIZARDS OF SCHENECTADY - Harold
Chestnut - Control and Systems
Narrated by Ernie Tetrault. 2010
Hal Chestnut is the father of modern automatic control. From
airplanes to powerplants Hal pioneered the theories and systems
that run our world and provide a basis for today's electrical
engineers work. He was a master leader, helping to create the
IEEE in 1963, and run the International Federation of Automatic
Control in the middle of the cold war. Later in life he devoted
his life to find solutions for world peace and relaxing in his
Lake Luzern retreat.
2010 Electric City Film Fest Length
1 hour Learn More
WIZARDS OF SCHENECTADY - The
Rice Legacy - E.W., C.W. and Martin Rice
Narrated by Joe Doolittle. 2012
A biographic television documentary on three
men who changed General Electric, and our world. E.W. Rice - Second
president of GE, co-inventor with Elihu Thomson. C.W. Rice - Son
of E.W., developer of better radar, sonar, and invented the modern
loudspeaker with Kellogg, an invention still used in every home
today. Martin Rice - head of GE's massive media influence in the
early 20th century. Length 1
WIZARDS OF SCHENECTADY - Nancy
DeLoye Fitzroy - Master of Heat Transfer
Narrated by Cassandra Owen. 2013
D. Fitzroy wrote the book on heat transfer and fluid dynamics...
literally. As a pioneer in rockets, nuclear power, steam turbines
and other forms of mechanical/chemical engineering she became
known as the expert to go to for heat transfer problems. In addition
to her career the video talks about her hobbies as a pilot and
her role as the first woman president of a major engineering society
(ASME). Length 35 min. See the Promo
our DVD products:
the moment we burn our DVDs in NTSC (USA standard) on consumer DVD-Rs.
can be read easily by laptops and computers but sometimes don't work
in older stand-alone DVD player machines or Sony DVD players. We don't
sell high enough volumes to offer metallic DVDs. We make product specifically
to meet orders.
educators and presenters may need videos in file form for use
on computers without optical drives. After you receive your DVD you
can extract the video using a free program like MPEG Streamclip or
VLC and than you can play it on various computers you use. At the
moment we don't offer the videos in MPEG4 format, only standard video
DVD format (MPEG2). You will need at least one computer with an optical
drive to read and rip the DVD as we don't offer flash drives with
videos on them at this time and we do not FTP the videos except for
professional video licensing.
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