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BKSTS Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology, 4th Edition by Martin Uren

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Appendix A Image areas for motion picture films

Table App.A.1    Image areas in film
Film gauge Camera aperture (mm) Maximum projected area (mm)
Width Height Width Height
Super-8 mm 5.69 4.22 5.46 4.01
16 mm 10.05 7.42 9.65 7.26
Super-16 (Type W) 12.52 7.42
35 mm Academy 21.95 16.05 21.11 15.29
35mm Widescreen 1.85:1 21.95 12.00 21.11 11.41
35 mm Anamorphic 21.95 18.80 21.29 18.21
65 mm/70 mm 52.50 23.00 48.59 22.10
IMAX 70.00 52.50

 

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Figure App.A.1     Imax image area

The relevant SMPTE standards are: SMPTE 7, SMPTE 59, SMPTE 152, SMPTE 195, SMPTE 201M, SMPTE 215 and SMPTE 233. See Appendix U.

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