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since the panny is comming, I've been thinking, how can I convert my 4x3 jpeg photos or bit map file to become anamorphically(skinny and tall)like dvd so that the panamorph or isco II can compress or expand the images to its original ratio (but into widescreen)without removing the lense from a dila projector? is there such a software out there? this would mean setting dila to 1360x1024 with the panny in front of it at all times for 16x9 screen.(assuming I don't watch ntsc video thru this). thanks


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Hi Seng,


If you do the anamorphic magic within the projector itself, you will never have to worry about what material goes into it and comes out the Panamorph. Your pictures will follow this tranformation:


1.33 aspect (stored as 4:3)

--> 1.00 aspect (stretched 25% by projector from 4:3 to 4:4)

--> 1.33 aspect (compressed 33% by Panamorph from 4:4 to 4:3)


You end up with the 4:3 picture you started with on your 16:9 screen. No conversions. No software. Hopefully, few hassles (once set up). You already have the software to modify the projector, and soon there should be some mods floating around for making this change.


I just hope that it comes out great, as I've been saying that this solution will be a good one...sure hope I don't have to eat those words http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif .
 

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I use all of the following resolutions with D-ILA/ISCO II regularly. The same thing should work with D-ILA/Panamorph:
  • 1360x768 Source (HTPC) stretched to 1360x1024 by Panamorph (used Dilard Image Geometry Wizard to stretch SXGA1 to full screen).
  • 1824x1024 Source displayed on 1360x1024 D-ILA (used Powerstrip to create the resolution. The D-ILA "thinks" it's seeing 1360x1024 full panel and "squishes" the 1824x1024 on SXGA3).
  • 640x480 as 4:3 letterboxed into 16:9 (this was a no-brainer, I just adjusted the tracking/position on the D-ILA to "squish" the picture).
  • 1280x720p on Computer 2 (couldn't get this one _exactly_ right because of D-ILA scaler limitations, but I used Dilard Image Geometry Wizard to scale the 720p res. full screen with a little overscan).
  • 1920x1080i worked "out of the box" by changing the Aspect Ratio option on the D-ILA to 4:3 instead of 16:9.


All the above resolutions display in correct aspect ratio (1360x768, 1824x1024, 1280x720p and 1920x1080i in 16:9 and 640x480 in 4:3).

 
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