Originally Posted by Keith AP
Daniel, I'll see if I can come up with some photos today.
Ok, I posted a YouTube video of my anamorphic setup with explanation http://youtu.be/jzgqvTP5338
- hope this helps to provide the information you are looking for. All of the photos were taken from the same tripod location so you can see the actual aspect ratio changes. Remember the screen I have is a 2.35:1 format.
THE NEXT THREE PHOTOS ILLUSTRATE HOW YOU WOULD HANDLE AN ANAMORPHIC SETUP EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE W1070, PANAMORPH CINEVISTA LENS, AND ELITE LUNETTE 115" CURVED 2.35:1 SCREEN:
BenQ "Auto" aspect ratio. This is what you get when you introduce an anamorphic lens when displaying the widescreen movie (top/bottom black bars) normally on the screen. The original image with top/bottom black bars is simply stretched horizontally by the lens.
BenQ "4:3" aspect ratio: This takes an original 16:9 image and compresses it for display in its expected aspect ratio. The compression is necessary because the anamorphic lens is stretching the image horizontally - making everything look short and fat. If you were watching standard HDTV 16:9 content, this is what you would have to do with a fixed anamorphic lens.
BenQ "Letterbox" aspect ratio: Think of this as the BenQ electronically stretching the image shown in the first photo vertically to not only remove the black bars - but also to restore the display to its correct "widescreen" format - removing the short and fat factor.FYI:
I have an Oppo 103 that I actually use to perform the vertical stretch of the image, even though the BenQ obviously provides this ability. The reason is that the BenQ leaves an extra inch of black bars top and bottom where the Oppo does not. If you compare this image to the one directly above, you might see a subtle difference in the height.
A couple photos of the CineVista lens and the projector.
So basically, here is my video equipment list:
- BenQ W1070 projector
- Panamorph CineVista Anamorphic Lens
- Elite 115" Lunette 2.35:1 Curved Screen (Curve235-115W)
- Oppo 103 Blu-Ray Player