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345  Moving Image Characteristics (R)

Record Type

BIB

Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
Optional/Optional
1st Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Presentation format (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂb Projection speed (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂc Aspect ratio value (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂd Aspect ratio designator (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ1 Real World Object URI (R) Optional/Optional
ǂ2 Source (NR) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
ǂ3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional

Definition

Technical specifications relating to a moving image resource.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.

Guidelines

Prefer use of a separate field for each unique term. For instance, a wide screen video:

 
300     1 videodisc (104 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
345     ǂc 2.00:1
345     ǂd wide screen ǂ2 rdaar

For guidance on describing and encoding the attributes of video recording carriers see OLAC Online Audiovisual Catalogers' Best Practices for Cataloging DVD-Video and Blu-Ray Discs.

1st Indicator

Undefined. The 1st indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character

Undefined

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character

Undefined

Subfields

 
ǂa Presentation format

The format used in the production of a projected image (e.g., Cinerama, IMAX). For a list of RDA-controlled terms, see RDA Presentation Format.

RDA 3.17, Projection Characteristic of Motion Picture Film, is explicitly limited to technical specifications relating to the projection of actual motion picture film. Presentation format is treated in RDA 3.17.2 and recorded here in subfield ǂa. This subfield is not to be used for any video format.

Do not confuse presentation format with aspect ratio, which is treated in RDA 7.19. Numerical aspect ratios are recorded in field 345 subfield ǂc. Verbal aspect ratio designators are recorded in field 345 subfield ǂd.

300     1 film reel (approximately 17 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 16 mm
345     3D ǂ2 rdapf
300     1 film reel (25 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 65 mm
345     IMAX ǂ2 rdapf
300     13 film reels (approximately 129 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 35 mm
345     Panavision ǂ2 rdapf
300     1 film reel (69 min.) : ǂb sound, black and white ; ǂc 35 mm
345     standard sound aperture ǂ2 rdapf
300     9 film reels (86 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 35 mm
345     Techniscope ǂ2 rdapf
300     1 film reel (11 min.) : ǂb silent, black and white ; ǂc 35 mm
345     standard silent aperture ǂ2 rdapf
300     11 film reels (94 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 35 mm
345     Cinemascope ǂ2 rdapf
ǂb Projection speed

The speed at which a projection device must be operated to produce the moving image intended.

RDA 3.17, Projection Characteristic of Motion Picture Film, is explicitly limited to technical specifications relating to the projection of actual motion picture film. Projection speed is treated in RDA 3.17.3 and recorded here in subfield ǂb. This subfield is not to be used for any video format.

300     1 film reel (5 min., 3 sec.) : ǂb silent, black and white ; ǂc 35 mm
345     ǂb 24 fps
300     1 film reel (1 min., 28 sec.) : ǂb silent, black and white ; ǂc 35 mm
345     ǂb 16 fps
300     2 film reels (84 min.) : ǂb silent, black and white ; ǂc 16 mm
345     ǂb 20 fps
ǂc Aspect ratio value

A numerical ratio of the width to the height of a moving image. This subfield may be used for all moving image media including film, video, and online resources.

300     6 videodiscs : ǂb digital, sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 cm
345     ǂc 16:9
345     ǂd wide screen ǂ2 rdaar
ǂd Aspect ratio designator

A general description of the ratio of the width to the height of a moving image. This subfield may be used for all moving image media including film, video, and online resources. For a list of RDA-controlled terms, see RDA Aspect Ratio Designation.

300     1 videodisc (approximately 85 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
345     ǂd letterboxed
300     3 videodiscs (approximately 8 hr., 35 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
345     ǂd mixed aspect ratio ǂ2 rdaar
300     1 videocassette (49 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 1/2 in.
345     ǂd full screen ǂ2 rdaar
300     1 videodisc (80 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
345     ǂd wide screen ǂ2 rdaar
ǂ0 Authority record control number or standard number

For information about subfield ǂ0, see Control Subfields.

ǂ1 Real World Object URI

For information about subfield ǂ1, see Control Subfields.

ǂ2 Source

Identification of the source of the term when it is from a controlled list. For more information about subfield ǂ2, see Control Subfields.

300     1 film reel (approximately 25 min.) : ǂb sound, black and white ; ǂc 16 mm
345     standard sound aperture ǂ2 rdapf
345     ǂb 24 fps
300     1 videodisc (77 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
345     ǂc 16:9
345     ǂd wide screen ǂ2 rdaar
ǂ3 Materials specified

For information about subfield ǂ3, see Control Subfields.

300     1 film reel (8 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 16 mm
345     ǂ3 Polyester print ǂb 24 fps
300     2 videodiscs (5 hr., 13 min.) : ǂb sound, color ; ǂc 4 3/4 in.
345     ǂ3 An American Tail/Fievel goes west ǂc 1.85:1
345     ǂ3 An American Tail/Fievel goes west ǂd wide screen ǂ2 rdaar
345     ǂ3 The treasure of Manhattan Island/The mystery of the night monster ǂc 1.33:1
345     ǂ3 The treasure of Manhattan Island/The mystery of the night monster ǂd full screen ǂ2 rdaar
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not manually add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.

Punctuation

For records containing or omitting punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Omit punctuation preceding each subfield unless the preceding subfield ends with an abbreviation or initial
  • Omit the terminal period at the end of the field unless the last word is an abbreviation or initial
345     Cinerama ǂ2 rdapf

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.

Indexing

For indexing and searching information, see Searching WorldCat Indexes, field 345.

MARC 21

For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 345.

This page last revised: May 11, 2022