"The latest P752 model allows for minor tilts between the projector and the Panamorph" - is this something new? Does this allow one to minimize the distortion produced by the Davis and other projectors and the Panamorph? Anyone?
Do you think Shawn Kelly could be the alter ego of Lane Fevrish? And could the Panamorph be a variation of the Fevrish lens?
I remember some suggesting that we take a Fevrish lens and try to make it do the squeeze. And wasn't it about the same time when Fevrish posted to a thread on here that Shawn announced the Panamorph? Hmmm. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
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You could be onto something here Rob... I mean with the feverish cornering the cheap end of the market for a product that doesn't work what else is there to do but re-invent yourself at the opposite end with another prod... Nahh I am not going to say it http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/biggrin.gif !!
I am NOT going to walk around with some wierd looking prizm like coke-bottle bottom glasses on just to look at my palm pilot with a sense of wonder.... what happens when i look at a regualr sized tv.. or a PJ? would my head explode?
From what I have found out this is Shawns research development company for 3D applications. I did notice that my friends Panamorph is labeled as a "ViSR Panamorph" complete with stickers. It would seem that this move is for some sort of business purpose, or perhaps is related to the general distribution of the product thru retail channels.
I imagine that after Cedia we will know what the details are.
The web site said "All Prebuys" have ended as of the 26th August so it looks like this is tied into the ViSR label.
It would seem that ViSR is still very much Shawn. If you notice, even the Welcome gifs are the same as what was used on the Cygnus site.
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Launched as an independent corporation in 1999, Visual Systems Research, Inc. is the culmination of eight years of research and development of Portable Visual Interface (PVITM) technologies by founder and CEO, Shawn Kelly. Mr. Kelly, a visual displays expert and former Air Force Captain and Program Manager for President Reaganâ€™s "Star Wars" Program, has built his career leading the development of advanced visualization technologies in both the public and private sectors. A successful entrepreneur in his first business venture, Cygnus Imaging Corporation ( www.cgns.com ), Mr. Kelly sold the Cygnus technologies to a Fortune 100 company and founded Visual Systems Research (ViSR) specifically to commercialize this fundamental change in the way people will view computer, television and internet content.
ViSRâ€™s multi-patented PVI technology creates the equivalent viewing space of a 35 inch, high definition, desktop monitor from 30 inches away. Integrated with web-capable cell phones, portable PCs and other information appliances, this technology allows mobile access to all conventional PC, video and future immersive 3D environments for medical, business, science, education and entertainment applications. Representing the core competitive advantage of ViSRâ€™s proprietary products, the revolutionary PVI optical system delivers almost twice the image size and resolution of the best competing products while utilizing very low cost, high quality components. The result is an affordable display experience unmatched by any video or computer monitor currently in existence.
so shawn is probably still the majority share holder in VSR but what I cant make out if cygnus technologies he sold is the same company as the company manufacturing the panamorph, or he just sold technology out of that company?
Well I guess with Stewart Filmscreens taking over the Panamorph sales it sort of now makes sense as to why Shawn has gone this way. It is obvious that Stewart did not want him direct marketing as it would upset Stewart Dealers.
Don has always pushed Shawns IMX lens as well so I guess the tie up is not that big a surprise.
I wonder if Shawn is showing the 2:35 lens at Cedia?
yes shawn has the direct 2.35 lense there. it is not set up. just sitting on a table in the stewart booth when i saw it. he seemed frazzled. said their web service providor had taken their servers down and everything was offline. i told him that i thought he was the timex of home theatre - takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
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