Definitions

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  • noun cinematography The process of loading two reels of film into a camera, so that they both pass through the camera gate together, formerly used for visual effects and as a subtractive colour process.

Etymologies

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bi- +‎ pack

Examples

  • I believe you had to have two separate rolls of film to bipack the matte and BG - so that you could come back and lay in the characters on another run through the opt printer.

    A Question on Traveling Mattes

  • The other film in the bipack was only sensitive to the sodium vapour light, so that only the matte showed up on that film.

    A Question on Traveling Mattes

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