Optical track

Sound that is converted to light and photographed on film.

Optical videodisc

A grooveless, smooth plastic videodisc, usually 12 inches in diameter, with a mirror-like surface on both sides on which information is stored.  The disc is read by a weak laser beam.  Manufactured since 1978, it was the most frequently used videodisc until the wider acceptance of DVD.

Original magnetic track

An original sound track with a brown ferromagnetic coating usually recorded at the time of filming.

Original negative

A negative film originally exposed in a camera.  It contains a negative image and/or negative sound track.

Original negative picture

A negative film image originally exposed in a camera.  The film does not contain a sound track, although a separate sound track may exist.

Original negative track

An optical sound track recorded in a camera on negative film.  It is found on the edge of the film and will usually include fogged areas due to camera stops.

Original positive track

An optical sound track recorded in a camera, usually found on 16 mm. reversal films.

Original release title

The title of a moving image work when first released in the country of production.

Original reversal positive

A type of positive film that has been exposed in a camera and is used to make a positive, not a negative copy.

Other title information

Any phrase appearing in conjunction with the title proper, or other titles, indicative of the contents, etc., of the work, or its production.  The term "subtitle" is sometimes used in the same sense as other title information.  However, in a moving image work, "subtitle" is often used when referring to words shown at the bottom of the frame to translate foreign language dialogue.  See also Subtitle.


Normally, complete shots or sequences that are removed from a film.  More specifically, shots that are not work printed.

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