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Pantomation was a very early tracking chromakey system from the 1970s. Originally intended for music scoring, the system was adapted to other styles of performance art. While crude by modern standards, the concept was decades ahead of its time; it can reasonably be considered an early forebear of systems like Microsoft's Project Natal.

From the Slashdot article it is claimed to have run on more than Apple.

Link to really tiny story: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/01/27/1945245/Kinects-Grandaddy-Running-On-an-Apple-IIe-In-1978

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Comment by Wholly Mindless on January 27, 2011 at 5:49pm
From 77-79 it would have had to be an original Apple ][ (or multiple)
Comment by Scott on January 27, 2011 at 7:09pm
Really interesting. Thanks for digging this up. I need this to help with my tennis swing :)
Comment by Wholly Mindless on January 27, 2011 at 9:17pm

I cannot find any confirmation (with a cursory google search) confirming that Apple's were actually involved.  It does say "mini" in many places (and my references do as well) but the creation of this seems to be before the release of the Apple.

 

This might all be bogus except as something interesting to see.

 

It *IS* retro at least.

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