pan and scan


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pan and scan

n.
A method of printing movies for presentation on television that modifies the rectangular theater image by trimming the sides and focusing on significant action within the newly truncated image.

pan′-and-scan′ adj.
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Priced to own, the DVD is available in Widescreen or Pan And Scan for $29.
Absent or incorrect Pan and Scan settings in an MPEG stream can causes the video image to be displayed off center in the video display.
Features include the ability to pan and scan projects when delivering 4:3 versions of 16:9 project; the ability to edit 24P material in its native format; and the ability to output 16:9, 4:3, NTSC, PAL and letterbox versions of television projects, or even a film cutlist or 24fps EDL for conforming on an HD system from a single master.
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