The approximation of the progressive scanning movement of film on video achieved by duplicating either field 1 or field 2 of the video frame. In the early days of nonlinear editing, the software would only digitize a single field of video to save disc space. This produced a film-like movement favoured by some producers and directors. The disadvantage of film mode is that duplicating a video field effectively halves the vertical picture resolution.
Subjects: Media Studies.