The Kinescope was inventor Vladimir Zworykin's version of a cathode ray tube. Armed with a kinescope and his patented iconoscope camera tube, Zworykin and RCA spawned the birth of the television industry.
The term kinescope (pronounced 'kinn-eh-scope) originally referred to the cathode ray tube used in television monitors. Today the term more commonly refers to a kinescope recording (kine for short; also known as a telerecording in the UK). In this sense, a kinescope is a recording of a television program made by filming the picture from a TV monitor's CRT (or "kinescope" in its original meaning).