The camera/projector lens system which squeezes an image, usually originating in a 2:1 aspect ratio) onto film during shooting and “unsqueezes” it during projection. The resulting viewed image has an aspect ratio twice as wide as what was originally recorded on the film, e.g., if the image on the print is 2.2:1, the screen image will be 2.4:1. See also CinemaScopeflat(4), ‘scope.

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