Prismasonic, a dynamic Finnish company, since 2001 has pioneered the market for motorised anamorphic lenses based on both corrected prisms and cylindrical lenses.
Prismasonic offers fresh and innovative design solutions to build a complete viewing environment so that viewers get to see the movie as the director intended in the full wide screen format (2.39:1) used in commercial cinemas.
A projector with a high-quality anamorphic lens enables the use of an ultra-widescreen with side masking system, making it possible to present films in the same format used in commercial cinemas, taking home performance to a new level and delivering a genuine cinema experience. Often called Cinemascope, adding this capability to a home cinema adds an edge of drama and authenticity that is simply not possible in other formats.
When a projector delivers an image larger than the 16:9 ratio most are designed to produce, its copes by introducing black bars at the top and bottom of the image. This means films shot in 2.39:1 ratio (most modern releases) lose out, as up to 35% of the image is lost. In an UHD 4K image in Cinemascope, this means a huge almost two million pixels are wasted.
Prismasonic systems solve this issue and reinstate the whole image so viewers can enjoy all of the movie, all of the time. What's more, Prismasonic does all of this automatically. All of the brands' Cinomorph anamorphic lenses have the horizontal expansion optics needed, supporting perfectly a constant height, 2.39:1 Cinemascope image when the content requires it. If not, the screen masking and projector revert to 16:9 format.
All of this expanded world of home cinema comes in easy to fit and control components, which can be adapted and repeated across many different projects. Rapidly shipped and easily installed, home cinemas can enjoy all of the benefits of Cinemascope performance with minimum fuss. This concept is the first system that is able to deliver a modular solution with all the accessories, with an excellent AV performance and at a price that will surprise.
Prismasonic performance is only available right across the UK from retailers and custom installers who have a relationship with Pulse Cinemas.
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Cinomorph _prismatic is based on the achromatic prisms and the spherical focus corrector. This lens model has two knobs on top to control the expansion ratio, which can be steplessly adjusted from pass thru mode up to 2.40:1 Cinemascope format. The lens also has the adjustable terminal stops for both 16:9 and 2.40:1 modes. This greatly helps to match the picture area precisely to different screens and setups. Once the setup has been done, the mode switching will be quick and precise to perform.
Cinomorph _cylindrical lens has a very large aperture 4-element optics, which allows to project a large picture from a small distance. The cylindrical precision optics have a reference class picture quality with an extremely good corner-to-corner uniformity. The continuous focus correction allows the projector to be positioned close to the screen, allowing the throw distances down to 2 meters. Both the front lens and the smaller rear lens have their own adjustments. The focus adjusting is performed from the front using the L-wrench. and in case of imbalance in focus between the left and the right sides, the small lens has an adjustment to correct this.
Ceiling mount for the Cinomorph lenses is an extremely sturdy, fully custom made construction, which allows to attach all the Prismasonic lens models with any projector in the market. Its design provides the system with a clean, compact and uncluttered look. The robust construction allows the mount to be positioned at any angle up to 45 degrees. The precise alignment of the system is pleasantly done by wrenching the set screws. The user defined, custom length extension rod can accommodate a drop from ceiling to inverted projector foot of between 22 - 106 cm (8.7 - 41.7 inches).