Optical soundtrack

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An analogue soundtrack printed on film that takes the form of a varying sound wave. It is limited to stereo output only and is commonly used as a backup if the separate surround sound system fails.

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  • optical soundtrack — the final soundtrack on a motion picture, which appears as a band of black and white serrations along a strip of film to the left of the composite print. Light is shined through the serrations and is converted to audible sound. Also called… …   Universalium

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