Movie film formats

Information about movie film formats

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A movie film format is a technical definition of a set of standard characteristics regarding image capture on projected film. The primary characteristic of a film format is its size and shape.

For motion picture film, the format may also include audio parameters (though often not). Other characteristics usually include the film gauge, pulldown method, lens anamorphosis (or lack thereof), and film gate or projector aperture dimensions, all of which need to be defined for projection, as they may differ.

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Movie film formats

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