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movie camera

(US & Canadian) a camera in which a strip of film moves past the lens, usually to give 16 or 24 exposures per second, thus enabling moving pictures to be taken Also called (Brit) cine camera
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  • He had brought the movie camera to his shoulder and was taking in the unusual sight.

    Lost in the Wilds of Brazil James H. Foster
  • The shutter of a movie camera is closed as much of the time as it is open.

    Vanishing Point C.C. Beck
  • Meanwhile Joe was cranking the movie camera, filming the entire village.

    Lost in the Wilds of Brazil James H. Foster
  • Jane was glad that it was almost time for the plane to depart, for facing a movie camera was a real ordeal.

  • Of course, the family had to try out the new chopper-diggers on land-prawns, and he followed them around with the movie camera.

    Little Fuzzy Henry Beam Piper
  • Right now she seemed confused and half-frightened as she tried to comply with the directions of the man with the movie camera.

    The Old Martians Roger Phillips Graham
  • He got into his harness, then picked up his movie camera in its underwater case.

  • Then she caught the gleam of a movie camera lens half-hidden behind an awning.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell
  • You say there was nobody to your left except a man with a movie camera?

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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