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Telecine

A device used for scanning photographic motion-picture images and transcoding them into video images in one of the standardized video formats. Its most common usage is to prepare videotape transfers from completed film programs. Film scanner is a more general term and telecine is frequently reserved for a scanner that operates only in real-time. In addition to scanning the film images, telecines must reconcile the speed and frame count differences between various film and video formats.

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