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27 Mar 98

Bringing the Movies Home

The Academy Awards were presented this week. I love film, but I rarely get out to a theater, so I'm dependent on video. Video is different, of course. It's smaller, and you can always press Pause. Film screens are a different shape, so we don't even see the whole picture on TV unless the video is letterboxed into a narrow strip across the screen. It's more puzzling that film is shot at 24 frames per second, while video runs at 30 frames per second. How is film transferred to video without losing frames or changing the timing?


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