O is for Optical Printer

December 8, 2015, 14:25 PM

http://cinefex.com/blog/optical-printer/

So what is an optical printer? Simply put, it’s a piece of equipment designed to copy motion picture film. A typical optical printer has a projector at one end and a camera at the other. By running film through the projector, and rephotographing it with the camera, you can create a near-perfect duplicate of your original.

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