A 2-perf frame is about 9x21mm. Since I don't have a calculator with me, I'll keep the numbers simple.

Thus a 1-perf frame would be 4.5x21mm.

If we multiply the Squeezed dimension by the square root of the squeeze &

divide the unsqueezed dimension by that square root we get an unsqueezed rectangle with the same area as the squeezed frame.

Sq.root of 2= 1.4 thus 4.5x1.4=6.3

21/1.4=14.7

thus an unsqueezed frame of 6.3x14.7mm would have similar graininess to a

vertically squeezed frame of 4.5x21mm.

6.3mm is about the height of a 1.85:1 S16 frame.

whaa? I'm confused about the need for square roots in this equation. The main differences in that and S16 would be apparent horizontal DOF (like standard 35, right?) and whatever bokeh you might see. It's by no means a good solution, just a random thought. a 1-perf movement (while non-existant) would not be too hard to make anyhow.

and as for a veritical anamorphic 2 perf comparing to regular 4 perf? how in the world would it look "better"? i could understand a slight aesthitic appeal to the "look" of an optical squeeze, but other than that, i can't imagine a superior image quality in the slightest.