widescreen


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wide·screen

 (wīd′skrēn′)
adj.
Of or relating to a display screen or an image with a width-to-height ratio greater than 4:3 and a typical ratio of 16:9.

widescreen

(ˈwaɪdˌskriːn)
adj
1. (Film) of or relating to a form of film projection or television broadcasting in which the screen has much greater width than height
2. (Electronics) of or relating to a form of film projection or television broadcasting in which the screen has much greater width than height

widescreen

A projection screen wider than the standard aspect ratio (proportion) of 4 ft high by 5 ft wide, usually 3 ft x 7 ft. Several patented systems: Cinemascope uses a standard proportion frame on 35mm film but uses an anamorphic lens to squeeze the picture onto the negative and again to correct it when projected from the print; Panavision uses double width (70mm) film, either in the camera and projection or for camera only, and then squeezes the image onto a 35mm print for projection; Todd A-O uses 65mm film; Vistavision uses 35mm film, but run sideways through the camera.
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