What is Technovision?

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    I'm doing a widescreen cinema presentation for a school class and I'd like to cover it.

    It's not covered on the Widescreen Museum website.
     
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    Technovision is an anamorphic 35mm process, just named for the company whose cameras are being used (If I remember correctly).

    Sometimes it's confused with techniscope, which was a 2 perf 35mm widescreen process (a really poor man's widescreen). It achieves 2.35:1 without the anamorphic squeeze but with a noticeable drop in quality as only half the area of a standard 35mm frame (standard 35mm is 4 perfs tall). 'American Grafitti' used this which is why the grain is so visible.
     
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    ...I did some more 'scouring' and finally found the (Italian) site:
    http://www.technovision.it/
    ...indeed, it seems that there is no specific Technovision 'cinematographic process' as such... the name applies to a company that supplies/rents filmmaking equipment: movie cameras & optics, including anamorphic lenses...
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    I believe "Technivision" was developed and marketed by the Technicolor company.
     
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    ...ahh... nope!... we were talking about TechnOVISION - which may, but does not necessarily, involve anamorphic optics (e.g. Fellini only ever made one true 'scope' movie)...
    ...the system developed by Technicolor that you refer to is TechnIRAMA ( http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/widescreen/wingtr3.htm ) - which does involve anamorphic optics ...
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    Got my Techs all confused! No wonder Joe Six Pack likes pan and scan!
     
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    ...oops!... completely forgot Satyricon (but, hey! it's easy to forget that one... IMNSHO, of course!)...
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