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Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   12-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 593
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: 33
Views: 593
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: 33
Views: 593
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: 114
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: 114
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: 458
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: 138
Views: 9,825
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: 114
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: 24
Views: 750
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: 208
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: 6
Views: 539
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: 516
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: 521
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: 783
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: 783
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: 783
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...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By John Schuermann
A good anamorphic lens will not give you "poor...

A good anamorphic lens will not give you "poor resolution." The two lenses you are considering will work quite well, with the UH480 giving superior performance (mainly because you can get it in a...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By John Schuermann
A proper vertical stretch should stretch by 33%...

A proper vertical stretch should stretch by 33% in order to match what a typical home theater HE lens does. There is no need for different stretches for 2.35:1 or 2.40:1.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-27-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By John Schuermann
The VW95 does not have lens memory, so the only...

The VW95 does not have lens memory, so the only way to do 2.35:1 is to get an anamorphic lens (unless you want to manually zoom and lens shift the projector every time you change aspect ratios). The...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By John Schuermann
Not 100% sure, but 2:1 sounds about right. ...

Not 100% sure, but 2:1 sounds about right. Stewart can answer definitively. Anthony Grimani of PMI is a strong advocate of Constant Area, and he often does presentations at Stewart's training...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By John Schuermann
Likewise (although my ST-130 has vertical masking...

Likewise (although my ST-130 has vertical masking only).
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By John Schuermann
Actually, the DCP was set up fine. All digital...

Actually, the DCP was set up fine. All digital theaters zoom to fill the Scope screen, but true professional Digital Cinema projectors are self-masking - they mask off the black bars within the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By John Schuermann
You've done some good solid thinking around this...

You've done some good solid thinking around this :) It would help to know your preferred content (movies or TV) and your seating distance to give more targeted answers. I'll run down your options:...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   10-04-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By John Schuermann
Can you take a picture and post it here?

Can you take a picture and post it here?
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   09-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,144
Posted By John Schuermann
Looks like you can just flip the lens over by...

Looks like you can just flip the lens over by removing the two thumbscrews on either side. You can also try raising the projector an inch or so.

One thing I'm concerned about. Is your projector...
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