1. A machine for making a video recording of a reel of motion picture film. The telecine machine scans a film negative or positive and converts it to a video signal or a digital data file. Compare kinescope.
2. (TK) The process of transferring film to video. Today this is almost always done to transfer rushes shot on film for television documentaries, dramas, and music videos. In the UK, before telecine machines the transfer from film to video was achieved by projecting the film on a screen speeded up to 25 frames per second and filming it with a video camera.
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