What is movie camera?

  • (noun): A camera that takes a sequence of photographs that can give the illusion of motion when viewed in rapid succession.
    Synonyms: motion-picture camera, cine-camera

Movie Camera

The movie camera is a type of photographic camera which takes a rapid sequence of photographs on strips of film which was very popular for private use in the last century until its successor, the video camera, replaced it. Many of these cameras today have become collectors items and there is a small but well organized group of fans of these devices who still use and maintain these cameras as hobby or a special interest, even if they went out of productions a long time ago. For professional purposes however, movie cameras are used and produced today, especially for the production of full feature movies. In contrast to a still camera, which captures a single snapshot at a time, the movie camera takes a series of images; "frame". This is accomplished through an intermittent mechanism. The frames are later played back in a movie projector at a specific speed, called the "frame rate" (number of frames per second). While viewing, a person's eyes and brain merge the separate pictures together to create the illusion of motion.

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Home Movie Cameras
... Movie cameras were available before World War II often using the 9.5 mm film format ... The use of movie cameras had an upsurge in popularity in the immediate post-war period giving rise to the creation of home movies ... Compared to the pre-war models, these cameras were small, light, fairly sophisticated and affordable ...

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