Definitions for "Optical printer"
used in printing the image from one piece of film onto another by means of a lens.
device consisting of a projector and camera with lenses facing each other; in the process called compositing, two or more pieces of film with elements of a scene are placed in the projector and photographed together onto a new piece of film in the camera.
Used when image size of the print film is different from the image size of the pre-print film. Also used when effects such as skip frames, blowups, zooms, and mattes are included.