flying spot scanner

   A scanning device that uses a point of light passed over a document to convert it to electronic signals.

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  • Flying-spot scanner — A flying spot scanner (FSS) uses a scanning source of a spot of light, such as a high resolution, high light output, low persistence Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), to scan an image, usually from motion picture film or a slide. The output of the scanner… …   Wikipedia

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  • scanner — /ˈskænə/ (say skanuh) noun 1. someone or something that scans. 2. Medicine a machine used to scan (def. 8) an area, organ, or system of the body. 3. TV → flying spot scanner. 4. Computers → optical scanner. 5. → barcode reader …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Intermediate film system — The intermediate film system was a television process in which motion picture film was processed almost immediately after it was exposed in a camera, then scanned by a television scanner, and transmitted over the air. This system was used… …   Wikipedia

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