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Now I know it's been said that using a 16:9 projector with a panamorph or other anamorphic lens would produce an approximately 2.35:1 image (ok, 2.3704:1).


But I'm also thinking that an anamorphic lens rotated 90 degrees and applied to the same 16:9 projector would produce a 4:3 image, correct?


If my thinking is correct, then with a 16:9 projector and a panamorph I could get 4:3, 16:9, and 2.35:1 aspect ratios with full pixel usage, for the best of all possible worlds.


What do you think? It seems to me that the trick would be to design a mounting bracket for the panamorph that would support the 90 degree rotation.


Michael


[This message has been edited by mcg1969 (edited 07-22-2001).]
 

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Well, if you're made of money, you could buy two panamorphs and two brackets, with one mounted vertically and one horizontally. (Heck, maybe that wouldn't be much more expensive than a new tricked-out bracket anyway...)
 

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I can see an assembly (in my furtive imagination) with a large circular item (that would allow the full light beam through) on roller bearings (with a stop at 90) to allow for the 90 degree range of movement and then utilizing the slide (and possibly extending it to clear the 16:9 light beam)... Connect these 2 together and it could be used in both ceiling and floor mount positions...


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Would anyone from Cygnus care to comment on the feasibility of a bracket design that allows both horizontal and vertical orientation? I really do think that this would come in handy with the advent of native 16:9 projectors.
 
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