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Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By John Schuermann
You are *probably* correct that "fake KEFs" are...

You are *probably* correct that "fake KEFs" are *probably* not a thing ;) However, I've seen some pretty elaborate knockoffs at CES.

To be honest, I took slight offense to your comment that I...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,036
Posted By John Schuermann
Has to be the "N" series. The normal "DCI" amps...

Has to be the "N" series. The normal "DCI" amps won't take the DSP.
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 557
Posted By John Schuermann
They can cram more theaters into less space with...

They can cram more theaters into less space with CIW. More theaters in less space means more $$$ for the theater owners.

Most of the 12 - 15 plex theaters here in Colorado Springs have 4 CIH...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By John Schuermann
Substantial discussion about how image processing...

Substantial discussion about how image processing may or may not affect image quality in this thread:
...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,973
Posted By John Schuermann
Just keep in mind what that means for the...

Just keep in mind what that means for the post-production world / Blu-ray creation world -

Three separate renders, three separate filmmaker sign-offs, three QC passes, three pieces of...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-28-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
I think we are mostly in agreement in that it's...

I think we are mostly in agreement in that it's not so much an argument about 1:1 pixel mapping is it is a discussion about the quality of the scaling.

Don't forget we are still working with...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-25-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 557
Posted By John Schuermann
Precisely, and this problem is exactly what the...

Precisely, and this problem is exactly what the Panamorph / Folded Space MFE technology attempts to address. We've been trying to make some inroads into the DCI world with our technology as well, as...
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By John Schuermann
BTW, DS-21, I loved your blog post "How to Read...

BTW, DS-21, I loved your blog post "How to Read Stereophile Without Wanting to Throw it Across the Room." Should be required reading.
Forum: Speakers   07-25-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By John Schuermann
It's not hard to find knockoffs of major brand...

It's not hard to find knockoffs of major brand speakers in the marketplace. Ever wander International Hall at CES?

I've been in this industry for over 20 years as a dealer, as a consultant, as a...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-24-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,973
Posted By John Schuermann
The letterbox plus ED actually takes less...

The letterbox plus ED actually takes less compressed bandwidth than the anamorphic version. Even in the simplest case the ED is based on difference values of neighboring anamorphic pixels so the ED...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-24-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
Not trying to be contentious, but scaling *can*...

Not trying to be contentious, but scaling *can* actually appear (and be) sharper than 1:1. Native 1080P content upscaled to 4K can and does often appear sharper than the original 1080P. And what...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By John Schuermann
If they are not authorized dealers, where are...

If they are not authorized dealers, where are they getting the speakers from...? Pretty vague, from the website. And as highfigh pointed out, you won't even know if they are not real KEF speakers...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
Not saying it's just placebo, which is why I used...

Not saying it's just placebo, which is why I used the phrase "much of the rest" vs. "all of the rest." I also stated that not all scalers are created equal. Not sure if your comments were directed...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,036
Posted By John Schuermann
FYI the SDA series amps I mentioned can be used...

FYI the SDA series amps I mentioned can be used with the M2s as well; the Mark Levinsons are no longer required now that the SDA series amps are in the lineup.

The D2 compression driver in the...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,036
Posted By John Schuermann
I have some new information that should help out...

I have some new information that should help out here:

1. I don't know what caused the delay with the speakers themselves, but I have some understanding why they've been delayed to Synthesis...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
Totally agree with the above. Not all scalers...

Totally agree with the above. Not all scalers are created equal, and placebo / confirmation bias often accounts for much of the rest.

I have noticed flat panel images can be soft if not in the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,973
Posted By John Schuermann
Let me dig a bit more into this. Sorry - time...

Let me dig a bit more into this. Sorry - time and bandwidth limited today.

IIRC when we did initial testing increased overhead was about 10% vs. standard letterbox (which is still considerably...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,973
Posted By John Schuermann
We are getting deeper into streaming permutations...

We are getting deeper into streaming permutations so am not an expert in this area as of yet. It is my understanding that they are sending 1920 x 1080 regardless - the black bars are hard encoded so...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-20-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,973
Posted By John Schuermann
As you note, there is already a large 1080P...

As you note, there is already a large 1080P projector install base, some equipped with anamorphic lenses. One of the other things we are working on is to come up with a solution for converting UHD...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-18-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 557
Posted By John Schuermann
I was going to post my thoughts about the...

I was going to post my thoughts about the prevalence of constant image width theaters in this thread but you can see Michael Chen already added my comments to his blog (posted above). Which reminds...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
This is one of those things that's really hard to...

This is one of those things that's really hard to quantify. Let's propose a scenario:

I take the 4K Sony camera and shoot a theoretical physical 3840 x 2160 test pattern, with each pixel clearly...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-16-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
No haven't been reading up on this in any detail...

No haven't been reading up on this in any detail - just so crazy busy running three projects at once! If you have any links, post them :)
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-16-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 557
Posted By John Schuermann
I mostly agree with Josh above. There are some...

I mostly agree with Josh above. There are some valid arguments for Constant Area screens, though, which is essentially what the quote is above is advocating. I just don't know how accurate the...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   07-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 905
Posted By John Schuermann
I love that Tarentino is shooting...

I love that Tarentino is shooting UltraPanavision. Love it! Now there is someone who understands 'Scope!
Forum: Speakers   07-16-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16,109
Views: 1,404,006
Posted By John Schuermann
Revel utilizes a great deal of the same R & D as...

Revel utilizes a great deal of the same R & D as JBL and I also know that Revels can often be found in mixing rooms (there are several prominent film composers that mix on the Salons). Both brands...
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