Definition of freeze-frame in English:

freeze-frame

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noun

1A single frame forming a motionless image from a film or videotape.
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  • The effect was occasionally heightened by freeze-frames of violence which capture the style of photo-reportage.
  • If you've been watching media coverage of the Olympics, you've probably seen Stromotion - that software that breaks an athlete's fluid movements into stop-motion-style freeze-frames.
  • As many as a dozen freeze-frames portray leading artistes poised at different moments of unique genres of storytelling from mythology.
1.1 [mass noun] The facility or process of stopping a film or videotape to obtain a freeze-frame.
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  • Multiple exposures, jump cuts, slow-motion, negative film sequences, superimposition, freeze-frame and angled cameras are just a few of the cinematic effects utilised by Deren.
  • Bray wears out every stylistic gimmick in his arsenal: slo-mo, fast-mo, quick cuts, freeze-frame.
  • This should look good on TV - and indeed, with judicious use of slow-mo and freeze-frame, it is possible to spot us several times over.

verb

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Use a freeze-frame facility on (an image or a recording): rent a movie and freeze-frame it while the cute guys are on
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  • It used to be that freeze-framing a piece of live action was only possible for high-end sportscasters or artistic stop-action photographers.
  • ‘Am I hallucinating,’ your friends will say, snorting and freeze-framing the video, ‘or is that a badminton net he's stringing up?’
  • It's a crisp photo taken from ground level, freeze-framing a young woman spinning around.

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