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Panamorph DCR

Transformative Visual Experience with Panamorph DCR

Immerse yourself in the ultimate cinematic encounter right from the comfort of your home with the Panamorph DCR lens. Dreamedia is proud to introduce a game-changing accessory for your high-end home theater projector, promising to elevate your viewing experience to new heights.

Unleashing the Full Potential of Your Projector

The Panamorph DCR lens is ingeniously designed to work seamlessly with your projector's internal modes, activating those unused black bar pixels that often go to waste. By optically compressing the vertical dimension, it restores the original shape of the image, preserving additional performance and ensuring no detail is left behind.

A Widescreen Experience Like No Other

  • Compatibility: Tailored for compatibility with a range of Sony projectors, including the VPL-VW295ES and VPL-VW715ES among others.
  • Image Enhancement: Fills your cinema-format projection screen with up to 30% higher brightness and detail.
  • Expansion Capability: Expands your image beyond the projector's maximum for the ultimate big-screen experience.

Every frame is a brush stroke on the canvas of your 2.4:1 cinema format screen, optimized for a visual spectacle that is true to the director's vision.

Next-Level Resolution and Brightness

The lens doesn't just magnify the image; it enhances it. With its ability to utilize the internal anamorphic modes of 4K projectors, the Panamorph DCR adds 2.6 million more pixels of clarity, giving you a resolution that's as sharp as reality itself.

  • Brightness Enhancement: A staggering 38% increase in brightness when displaying movies and streaming content in the cinema format.
  • Aspect Ratio: Restores the original 2.4:1 movie aspect ratio, delivering an authentic widescreen experience.

Industry-Recognized Excellence

The Panamorph brand comes with a heritage of recognition and awards. Having been the recipient of the CEPro Product of the Year for 2019 and 2020, the DCR lens stands as a testament to quality and innovation in the realm of anamorphic lenses.

Exclusivity and Expertise

  • Manufacturer: Crafted by Panamorph, the leading name in anamorphic lens technology.
  • Exclusive Availability: This high-caliber lens is only available through authorized dealers, ensuring that you receive genuine quality and support.

Precise Installation for Optimal Performance

  • Projection Orientation: Ideal horizontal mounting within +/- 3” from the screen center and at a height equal to or slightly above the top of the screen image ensures the best geometry and performance.

Tailored Lens Settings

  • Anamorphic Lens Setting: 1.24x magnification for a larger-than-life image.
  • Aspect Settings: V-Stretch and Squeeze settings to accommodate content of varying aspect ratios.

Hassle-Free Shipping and Ordering

  • Shipping Options: Complimentary ground shipping across the Continental US, with expedited options available.
  • Lead Time: Detailed on the product page for your convenience.
  • Special Arrangements: Tailgate delivery comes standard, with options for inside delivery to meet your specific needs.

Seamless Connectivity

The lens supports a maximum video resolution of 4K and is Bluetooth enabled, offering a suite of inputs including HDMI, USB, and more, to keep you connected and in control.

Key Details at a Glance

  • An anamorphic lens that enhances ultra-wide aspect ratio content.
  • Customized conversion for specific projector models.
  • Noticeable improvements in brightness, pixel utilization, and aspect ratio management.

Features to Revel In

  • Designed for 2.4:1 screens, perfect for ultra-wide cinematic viewing.
  • Improved brightness and pixel utilization for a picture that truly pops.
  • Manages aspect ratios gracefully, without the need for external processors.

Performance Evaluations That Matter

The Panamorph DCR lens redirects your projector's entire light output into the active image area, maximizing brightness and creating an image that is vibrant and full of life.

Pros That Make a Difference

  • Enhanced Image Quality: The combination of increased brightness and pixel utilization results in a stunningly sharp and detailed image.
  • Aspect Ratio Management: Say goodbye to external processors, as the Panamorph DCR handles aspect ratios with ease, directly through your projector's settings.
  • Vivid Brightness: The lens ensures that the image on your screen has that satisfying 'pop,' making every viewing a memorable event.

Experience Dreamedia's Expertise

At Dreamedia, we understand the significance of each feature to your home theater experience. Our team is available to design your system, ensuring a seamless integration of the Panamorph DCR lens. With our balanced views on the strengths of each product, we help you make informed decisions that translate into thrilling home cinema moments.

Why Choose Panamorph DCR?

Choosing the Panamorph DCR lens means opting for a transformative visual experience. It's not just about watching a movie; it's about being part of the story, feeling every emotion, and seeing every detail. The Panamorph DCR lens isn't just a product; it's your ticket to a world where every viewing is premiere night.

Ready to Elevate Your Viewing Experience?

For the discerning cinephile looking to recreate the magic of the cinema at home, the Panamorph DCR lens is an investment in unparalleled visual excellence. Contact an authorized dealer today and step into the future of home cinema.

Converting your Projector to Cinema 4K

Over 80% of the most popular movies are made in the standard commercial cinema 2.4:1 aspect ratio and even today’s streaming shows are migrating to this format. This content is meant and created to be the largest experience in your theater but on a flat panel TV or 16:9 projection system it is actually displayed as the smallest experience with the lowest performance because millions of display pixels are turned off to create black bars (yes, even with “lens memory zooming“). But now today’s most popular projector models also include anamorphic upconversion modes for use with an external anamorphic lens to convert their full 4K performance into the larger 2.4:1 cinema format for the highest brightness and detail – all while still providing modes for watching 16:9 content. The anamorphic big screen advantage means your projector can actually deliver higher detail than you’ll see in most commercial theaters and certainly higher than you can see with a flat-panel TV.

The Original Movie is Surrounded by Unused Black Display Pixels

Consumer cinema-format 4K movies are delivered using 3840 horizontal x 1600 vertical pixels to maintain their original 2.4:1 aspect ratio (ie 3840/1600=2.4). When displayed in the center of the 4096 x 2160 pixels of a 4K/4096 projector there are 2,703,360 unused black display pixels surrounding the movie or 2,150,400 unused display pixels when displayed in the center of the 3840 x 2160 pixels of a 4K/UHD 16:9 projector.

The Upconverted Movie Uses The Repurposed Black Pixels

Anamorphic upconversion is now an included option in many 16:9 4K (UHD) projectors. This upconversion applies digital scaling and possibly other image processing algorithms to convert the movie to a higher resolution of 4096 x 2133 (17:9 projectors) or 3840 x 2133 (16:9 projectors) using 43% (17:9) or 33% (16:9) more display pixels. While no real, additional source resolution is implied, upconversion from real movie content has been proven to not only provide substantial additional image brightness from these millions of additional pixels but also additional realistic detail and subsequently improved clarity. However, without an anamorphic lens, this enhancement leaves the movie appearing vertically stretched by 25% (17:9) or 33% (16:9).

The Upconverted Movie on a 2.40:1 Screen Through a Panamorph Lens

The upconverted movie is optically compressed through an external Panamorph DCR anamorphic lens to correct the residual vertical stretch from the upconversion process. This restores the original 2.4:1 movie aspect ratio while retaining the significant performance enhancement from the upconverted pixels for greater visual clarity combined with a net brightness increase of approximately 38% over projection of the original movie.

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Optical Specifications

  • Purpose: Designed to work with internal modes of high-end home theater projectors for immersive viewing experience
  • Brightness Enhancement: Up to 30% higher brightness and detail on cinema-format projection screens
  • Geometric Distortion: Minimized, visibility reduced by zooming image to mask off edge distortion
  • Screen Compatibility: Supports 2.4
  • Projection Throw Ratio: Projector mounted horizontally +/- 3” from screen center and at height equal to or slightly above top of screen image
  • Resolution Enhancement: Engages internal anamorphic modes of 4K projectors to add 2.6 million more pixels of clarity
  • Maximum Video Resolution: 4K

Compatibility Specifications

  • Projector Compatibility: Compatible with today's high-end projectors with advanced image processing modes
  • Compatibility with Projector Models: Compatible with specific JVC and Sony projectors with settings for different content types
  • Lens Type: Vertical compression lens for DCR-J1, Horizontal expansion lenses for DCR-J1-ST and DCR-J1-SST
  • Image Width: Does not change native projector image width for DCR-J1, expands by approximately 25% for DCR-J1-ST and DCR-J1-SST
  • Throw Distances: Varies based on model, from approximately 11′ (3.35m) to 17′ (5.18m)
  • Support for Multiple Projector Modes: Yes, supports multiple modes for displaying 16
  • Future Compatibility: Large lens aperture likely to pass future projector beams
  • Home Theater Performance: Exceeds commercial cinema quality
  • Brand Recognition: Most recognized and recommended anamorphic lens brand in high-end home theaters

Performance Specifications

  • Movie Format Support: Supports standard commercial cinema 2.4
  • Resolution and Pixel Utilization: Utilizes 3840 x 1600 pixels for 2.4
  • Anamorphic Upconversion: Included option in many 16
  • Clarity and Detail: Provides additional realistic detail and improved clarity through upconversion
  • Brightness Enhancement: Approximately 38% net brightness increase over original movie projection
  • Vertical Stretch Correction: Corrects residual vertical stretch from upconversion process
  • Display Compatibility: Compatible with various projector models with anamorphic upconversion modes

Awards and Recognition

  • Awards: CEPro Product of the Year for 2019 (Paladin DCR Lens) and 2020 (DCR Direct Attach Lens)

Connectivity Specifications

  • Bluetooth Enabled: Yes
  • Inputs: HDMI, USB, RCA, Toslink optical, Coaxial digital audio, Ethernet, AM antenna, FM antenna

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