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Originally posted by VinnieS (Newsbreaker) over in the News section - got permission to re-post here. NOTE: this webinar involves projection technology, but is posted here because it has to do with how to get rid of black bars with ultra widescreen films, a commonly asked question regarding video displays of any type.

Did you know that over 75% of the top-grossing movies are ultra-wide? These movies have an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, so when they are played on a high-def display with a screen aspect ratio of 16:9 (1.78:1), black letterbox bars appear above and below the active image. Consumers have been complaining about these black bars since the 16:9 format was first released. Fortunately, there is a solution available for those with a front-projection system—an anamorphic lens and 2.35:1 projection screen.

Panamorph and Screen Innovations are partnering to offer a free webinar on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, for a look inside the world of the ultra-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio. This webinar will reveal the different solutions Panamorph and Screen Innovations can provide consumers to eliminate the black bars. In addition, these solutions allow consumers to enjoy these movies as the directors intended.

Russell Warnhoff and John Schuermann from Panamorph and Blake Vackar from Screen Innovations will present "Go Beyond Widescreen with UltraWide." They will discuss how to use anamorphic lenses and ultra-wide screens to achieve a true cinema-in-the-home experience. An open Q&A discussion will follow the presentation, providing an opportunity for anyone wanting to get into the ultra-wide format to ask questions directly to industry professionals.

The webinar is open to everyone without charge. You can immerse yourself with Panamorph and Screen Innovations on May 8, 2013 at 12pm EDT.

Space is limited, so be sure to register below.

Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/312632696

Title: Go Beyond Widescreen with UltraWide

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server

Mac-based attendees

Mac OS X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees

iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet

If you attend the webinar, be sure to let us know what you thought of it.
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