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Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-29-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By John Schuermann
Thanks! To be clear, I'm just shooting my proof...

Thanks! To be clear, I'm just shooting my proof of concept right now. Who knows what will happen once I raise the funding? ;)
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-29-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,885
Posted By John Schuermann
Quick point: The idea of 1:1 pixel mapping...

Quick point:

The idea of 1:1 pixel mapping is *kind of* a myth. Most modern Scope films come to Blu-ray from DCP masters, which have a resolution of 2048 x 858. This is reduced to 1920 x 810...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-29-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By John Schuermann
I am so glad you posted this! It's true that the...

I am so glad you posted this! It's true that the 4K medium is mostly utilized so that filmmakers can re-compose their shots in post without noticeable degradation. I'm doing it myself with my...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   01-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,945
Posted By John Schuermann
Sorry I've been away so long - I've been hard at...

Sorry I've been away so long - I've been hard at work on my first full feature film :)

This will be extremely quick, as I'm getting ready for a shoot tonight. Folded Space will probably not be a...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-22-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By John Schuermann
I realize you were talking about projectors. ...

I realize you were talking about projectors. Sorry I didn't make the connection more clear in my post.

I would argue that the projector manufacturers look at the (almost non-existent) 21:9 flat...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By John Schuermann
I always appreciate it when you bring your...

I always appreciate it when you bring your technical expertise to this thread. I think I know a fair amount about the technical ins and outs of this stuff, but then you come along and post info that...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By John Schuermann
If you take it into account with the efforts of...

If you take it into account with the efforts of Philips, VIZIO, Samsung and LG (and even Toshiba on the PC monitor front), that does constitute a fairly wide effort on the part of the industry. ...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-19-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By John Schuermann
Sorry I've been away for a while - in...

Sorry I've been away for a while - in pre-production on a film so have been distracted. Lots to get caught up on here and some stuff to clarify, so this will probably turn into a long post. FYI,...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   12-19-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By John Schuermann
The problem here is that the vertical stretch...

The problem here is that the vertical stretch option has an extremely limited application - namely, people with anamorphic lens systems or 21:9 displays. Our guess at Panamorph is that there are...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By John Schuermann
Haven't seen Blade Runner in a while, but you...

Haven't seen Blade Runner in a while, but you pretty much nailed it as to why there are differences. Ironically, though, Blade Runner with its practical (vs. digital) effects benefits more from the...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By John Schuermann
It depends on the movie in question. If it was...

It depends on the movie in question. If it was shot digitally in 4K and transferred in 4K AND the FX / composites were rendered in 4K, yes, they might be more impressive assuming that you are...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 953
Posted By John Schuermann
Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what the film...

Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what the film portion was shot on, it depends on what resolution was used to render the FX. And, in the case of almost every FX heavy movie over the last 10 years...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John Schuermann
Checked out the manual: ...

Checked out the manual:

ftp://downloads.benq.net/User_Manuals/Projectors/English/Projector_um_User_Manual_20130529_114725W1070_W1080ST_EN.pdf

On page 36 and 37 it discusses these modes in...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John Schuermann
You are welcome! In answer to your question:...

You are welcome!

In answer to your question: hard for me to say. Yes, the mode should work, but I am surprised when you say that 4:3, widescreen and letterbox modes DO work. Usually a...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-29-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 612
Posted By John Schuermann
FYI, there is an excellent chance that the...

FYI, there is an excellent chance that the Whitney lens that came with your Runco is actually the newer glass version, which is identical to the Panamorph FVX200 (the older Whitney utilized plastic...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,090
Posted By John Schuermann
Not really. We are waiting to hear back from the...

Not really. We are waiting to hear back from the HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance) to find out if we are on the agenda for their big meeting / retreat in February. If so, we will be presenting to a...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John Schuermann
To make the "anamorphic" setting work, you need...

To make the "anamorphic" setting work, you need an anamorphic lens. All the anamorphic mode does is vertically stretch the picture to prepare if for use with an anamorphic lens by making the image...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,377
Posted By John Schuermann
Something else to keep in mind: Scope...

Something else to keep in mind:

Scope (2.35:1) movies are supposed to be bigger than their 1.85:1 / 16:9 counterparts by design. It's what the filmmaker intended. As our friend Josh Zyber likes...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-19-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By John Schuermann
The DNP Epic is superior to the Black Diamond in...

The DNP Epic is superior to the Black Diamond in terms of screen uniformity and lack of sparkle - BUT - it does almost nothing to compensate for ambient light that comes from the side. It rejects...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By John Schuermann
I also don't think the Epson 3020 has the proper...

I also don't think the Epson 3020 has the proper scaling, so a scaler would be needed as well.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By John Schuermann
Quick references for the UH480 / UH380: ...

Quick references for the UH480 / UH380:

Throw ratio should be approx. 3X the screen height or greater.

Throw distance should be between 12 - 20 foot, preferably between 14.5 - 17.5 foot.

The...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   11-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By John Schuermann
The optics on the newer FVX200 are superior to...

The optics on the newer FVX200 are superior to the older F75J for sure, but as you said - you got the older lens for a song. And yes, provided the throw distances and ratios work out, the lens...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By John Schuermann
From the manual: "The Picture Position...

From the manual:

"The Picture Position function is not guaranteed to reproduce the lens settings precisely. In the case of using lens shift, you may not be able to use the function, even within...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-29-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By John Schuermann
You (and Art) are right. I stand corrected.

You (and Art) are right. I stand corrected.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By John Schuermann
Odd! It was the Sony trainer himself who told me...

Odd! It was the Sony trainer himself who told me that only the 4K units have lens memory.

Double checking...
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