Describes the picture ratio of 1:2,35.
he term commonly refers to widescreen processes or anamorphic techniques, that use different magnifications in the horizontal and the vertical to fill the screen; it is also the specific trademark name for 20th Century Fox's widescreen process, which uses an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Example: 20th Century Fox's The Egyptian (1954) was shown in CinemaScope.
The trademark used for an anamorphic wide-screen process.
very wide (2.21:1) aspect ratio which is one of the standards in MPEG-2. When displayed on a normal television, Cinemascope material requires pronounced "letterboxing" (black bars on top and bottom).
Trade name for a widescreen film aspect ratio, today usually called Panavision.
Trade name of a system of anamorphic wide-screen pre- sentation. The first commercially successful anamorphic system for the presentation of wide-screen pictures combined with stereophonic sound. The 35 mm negative camera image is compressed horizontally by 50 percent using a special anamorphic camera lens. Upon projection, the 35 mm print image is expanded horizontally by the same amount using a similar anamorphic projection lens. Depending on the type of sound used in the print, the screen image has an aspect ratio of 2:35:1 (optical sound), or 2:55:1 (4-track magnetic sound).
Trade name of a system of anamorphic widescreen presentation.
20th Century Fox's trade name for their widescreen process, which uses a ratio of 1:2.35. The term is commonly used to refer to similar widescreen processes.
20th Century Fox’s anamorphic film process.