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film recorder

[′film ri‚kȯrd·ər]
(electronics)
A device which places data, usually in the form of transparent and opaque spots or light and dark spots, on photographic film.
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film recorder

A device that creates a 35mm slide or film negative from a digital file. Scanning at high resolutions, generally from 2,000 to 4,000 lines, the film recorder typically works by recreating the image on a built-in CRT that shines through a color wheel onto the film. Some units provide optional Polaroid camera backs for instant previewing. Early film recorders were connected to desktop computers by plugging in a controller board cabled to the recorder.
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Mr Gibson, 37, formerly of Jesmond, Newcastle, moved to London six months ago when he decided to change careers from a truck driver to a film recorder.
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EARLY PORTABLES--In 1935, Cornell University ornithologist Peter Paul Kellogg had to use a wagon to haul his amplifier and film recorder into the woods to record ivory-billed woodpeckers, a bird now presumed extinct.
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A film recorder can generate excellent 35-mm slides with files in the 10- to 15-megabyte range.
Slides created with Compel can also be transformed into 35mm slides for use with standard slide-projectors by using one of the several commercial diskette-to-slide processing operations (or one's own film recorder attachment).
* Linotype-Hell 3100 Scanning System--Includes Chromaset workstations, S3010 Scanner and 3030 film recorder whose hardware and software packages allow color changes without affecting other values of an image and enhance black-and-white scans of color originals.
Connecting directly to a computer, Management Graphics' digital film recorder, the Sapphire Color Slide Recorder, operates with PCs and Macs.
The film recorder has a high resolution 7" flat-faced CRT as the imaging source.