optical printer

noun

Definition of optical printer

: an apparatus for transferring a photographic picture or sound image from one film to another by means of various optical elements and devices that permit changing the size of the image and the production of special effects (as fades, dissolves, wipes) not usually possible with contact printing

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“Optical printer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optical%20printer. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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