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Alternating 16:9 and 2.35:1 Projector Screens for Anamorphic Projectors

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Elite Screens' Blog Team
2017/06/09,

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Many AV end users take measures to make sure that their projected imaging is properly formatted regardless if they are using 16:9 and 2.35:1 content.  Some go as far as buying anamorphic lenses and “multi-masking” screens.  Elite has developed and used an innovative design that incorporates 2-seperat screens of different aspect ratios. This series is known as VMAX Dual.  End users have a choice between a basic matte white projector screen or a tab-tensioned projector screen.  When running 16:9 content, the screen coordinates its rise and drop in synchronization with the projector’s power cycle.  Ready for the widescreen content of a 2.35:1 cinema presentation, press a button and the screen switch with perfect alignment.

*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy.   An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number   to “Customer”.

 

Transcript:

4:00:00 PM             Johnny - Thank you for contacting EPV Screens Sales department this is Johnny, how may I help you?

11:49:30 AM       Customer - Hi. Which one of your products has two screens into one, @ 2.35:1 and 16:9 ratios?

11:50:18 AM           Johnny - that would be our VMAX Dual and VMAX Tab-Tension Dual Series

11:50:25 AM           Johnny - Watch TV in 16:9 and switch to 2.35:1 when watching movies. Here’s the links:

11:50:29 AM           Johnny - Tab-Tensioned model.  My personal favorite: http://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/56

11:51:38 AM           Johnny - …and the Non-tensioned basic model: http://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/32

11:52:58 AM       Customer - Looking at the links.  How do these work? Won’t the difference in distance between the screens affect the projector’s focus?

11:52:58 AM           Johnny - Great question.  That is known as “depth of focus distortion”. Fortunately there is only a 12mm distance between screen materials so this tiny distance negates any negative effects from depth of focus distortion.

11:54:05 AM           Johnny - There are other features like a wireless 5-12v trigger that enables the screen to  drop/rise in synchronization with the projector’s  power cycle.  Press a button and the aspect ratios switch with perfect alignment.

11:54:57 AM       Customer - Great, thanks. Since I am using a standard throw projector, a VMAX Dual will suit me fine.

11:55:15 AM           Johnny - My pleasure, thank you for choosing Elite Screens.