Telecine

 (1) A machine that transfers film to video signal for broadcast or storage onto videotape. Also generically refers to the process of film-to-videotape transfers. It consists of a film projector with a special optical system that connects to a television camera which records the projected film image. Better quality than a video-video dub, but the Telecine transfer must happen in real-time. Telecine occurs at three points in the filmmaking process: first, when the film is transferred to video in preparation for editing on a nonlinear system; when an edited workprint is transferred to video to give sound editors a guide with which to edit sound; and, when an interpositive is transferred to a videotape to create a master for home video release.

(2) The UK name for a film chain.

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