A process for filming a widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio film onto 35mm film using anamorphic lenses.
See anamorphic process.
The trademark usually used to indicate an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Films shot using Panavision cameras and lenses are not necessarily shot in the Anamorphic Panavision format.
A widely used anamorphic film process. Many movies are originally shot in this format and then converted to aspect ratios that fit regular TV's.
See: aspect ratio, film
Using anamorphic lenses to shoot a widescreen aspect ratio (2.35:1) on 35mm film.
Panavision is a motion picture equipment company specializing in cameras and lenses, based in Woodland Hills, California. Formed by Robert Gottschalk as a small partnership to create anamorphic projection lenses during the widescreen boom in the 1950s, Panavision expanded its product lines to meet the demands of modern filmmakers. The company introduced its first products in 1954; originally a provider of Cinema Scope accessories, the company's line of anamorphic widescreen lenses soon became the industry leader.