Anamorphic vs. Widescreen
Anamorphic and Widescreen Definitions
Relating to, having, or producing different optical imaging effects along mutually perpendicular radii
An anamorphic lens.
Of or relating to a display screen or an image with a width-to-height ratio greater than 4:3 and a typical ratio of 16:9.
Of or relating to a widescreen film or video that has been converted to a storage format with a lower aspect ratio by shrinking the image only along the horizontal axis in order to minimize loss of resolution
An anamorphic DVD for widescreen televisions.
A screen with a wider aspect ratio than the ordinary 35-millimeter frame, making more effective use of the human field of view and producing a more immersive view experience.
Producing various optically distorted images.
An anamorphic lens
(film) Filmed in a greater aspect ratio than the 1.33:1 or 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
(mycology) Of or relating to the anamorph, an asexual stage in the development of certain fungi.
(of a motion picture) Presented in the original aspect ratio; presented in letterbox orientation.
Pertaining to gradual evolution from one type of organism to another
Pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system;
An anamorphic lense