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Pan & Scan

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:51 am
In the film and movie industry a term used to describe the method of adjusting a widescreen film to fit an ordinary television screen. This usually involves decreasing the horizontal width by cropping the left and (or) right sides of the original image. When vertically cropping the original, the process is called reverse pan and scan or tilt and scan.