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MARC21-007: Motion picture presentation format
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Films which achieve the wide-screen effect through the use of an image which is optically compressed or squeezed horizontally. It is then expanded to the correct proportions by projection on a wide screen with the use of special lenses that give greater magnification laterally than vertically.
Introduced and adopted for commercial use in 1953 under the name of Cinemascope, followed by Techniscope (1963), Naturama, Panavision, etc. Also used for 16 mm. film which employs this process.
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