Meaning of ANAMORPHIC LENS in English

ANAMORPHIC LENS

Motion Pictures, Optics.

1. a compound lens or system of lenses that compresses the camera image in the horizontal direction during filming, so that a wide-screen image can fit on the width of conventional 35-mm film.

2. a similar system used in projection that horizontally expands the compressed image back to its original wide-screen aspect ratio.

[ 1950-55 ]

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