Bill Etra

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Bill Etra (Born March 27, 1947) is a live video pioneer and the co-inventor (with Steve Rutt) of the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer.[1] Bill is a founding member of The Kitchen. He is currently developing (with Anton Marini) a video synthesizer plug-in that emulates the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer.

Mr. Etra holds several patents, including developments for 3D television and text-based (versus time-code based) editing of video.

His video art work is in the permanent collections of the Museums of Modern Art in Mexico City, Tokyo and Cologne and the Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Beauborg in Paris.


  1. ^ "Rutt-Etra VSynth". Retrieved 15 July 2012. 


  • Price, Jonathan, 'Video Visions: a Medium Discovers Itself' (New American Library, New York, 1977, ASIN: B00ECDT4V2

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