CDR-S3
CDR-S3
on Sony VPL-XW5000ES
JVC + DCR+XM2
Paladin DCR + XM2
on JVC DLA-RS4100/NZ9
DCR+XM2
DCRSONY
DCR-J1
on JVC DLA-RS3100/NZ8
RS3000-JVC
DCR+XM2
on Sony VPL-VW1025ES
LS12000-CDR-E1
CDR-E1
on Epson LS12000

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CINEMA 4K PROJECTOR CONVERSION LENSES   

Sony VPL-VW695ES, VPL-715ES, VPL915ES JVC RS2000 and NX7


Exceed commercial cinema quality by engaging the internal anamorphic modes of today’s 4K projectors to add two million more pixels of clarity and brightness when showing movies and streaming content in the cinema format while enjoying multiple, instantaneous options for watching 16:9 content on the big screen. Panamorph lenses are the most recognized and most recommended anamorphic conversion lenses used in close to 10,000 of the highest end home theaters throughout the world. Winner of the CEPro Product of Year for both 2019 (Paladin DCR Lens) and 2020 (DCR Direct Attach Lens). And now see our new CDR lens line-up for 2022. Review our simple Cinema 4K Conversion Guides or join the AVS Forum Paladin DCR Discussion for a wide range of topics.

Available exclusively through authorized local Sony, JVC, Epson, Digital Projection and BenQ projector dealers world-wide

 

PANAMORPH LENS MODELS

LENS MODEL DCR+XM2 and CDR+XM2 DCR-S1, DCR-S2 (Sony)
and DCR-J1 (JVC)
CDR-S3, CDR-S4 (Sony) and CDR-E1 (Epson)
MSRP $8,995 $5,995 $5,995
DESCRIPTION Our largest models for native 17:9 (DCR) and 16:9 (CDR) projectors includes the XM2 attachment system. These lenses are often chosen because they are large enough to work with many future home theater projectors* The full performance of our larger DCR lens in a smaller form designed to attach directly into the lens openings of specific 17:9 projectors The full performance of our larger CDR lens in a smaller form designed to attach directly into the lens openings of specific 16:9 projectors
CINEMA FORMAT PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT Supports 2.6 million (DCR) or 2.2 million (CDR) additional pixels vs. letterbox 3840 projection for enhanced detail and 38% (DCR) or 30% (CDR) net higher brightness Supports 2.6 million additional pixels vs. letterbox 3840 projection for enhanced detail and 38% higher brightness Supports 2.2 million additional pixels vs. letterbox 3840 projection for enhanced detail and 30% higher brightness
16:9 CONTENT COMPATIBILITY Supports multiple projector modes for displaying 16:9 content including classic and full cinema modes without moving the lens Supports multiple projector modes for displaying 16:9 content including classic and full cinema modes without moving the lens Supports multiple projector modes for displaying 16:9 content including classic and full cinema modes without moving the lens
ATTACHMENT Included XM2 plate system installed either above projector  (ceiling mount) or below projector (shelf mount)  Lens system attaches directly into projector lens opening using retaining system (patent pending). Lens system attaches directly into projector lens opening using proprietary retaining system.
MINIMUM THROW RATIO 1.4:1 (throw distance divided by 2.4:1 screen width).  1.4:1 (throw distance divided by 2.4:1 screen width) with edge distortion of approx. 0.006 x screen width (less with higher throw ratio) 1.4:1 (throw distance divided by 2.4:1 screen width) with edge distortion of approx. 0.009 x screen width (less with higher throw ratio)
RECOMMENDED SCREEN FORMAT Flat, 2.4:1 format with at least 2.0 border (lens can adjust for older 2.35:1 screens) Flat, 2.4:1 format with at least 2.0 border  Flat, 2.4:1 format with at least 2.0 border 
RECOMMENDED PROJECTOR POSITION Horizontally centered on screen +/- 6″. Vertically positioned from 15% below to 30% above top of screen (ideally at screen top). Horizontally centered on screen +/- 3″. Ideally vertically positioned approx. 3″ from top of screen (see installation guides). Horizontally centered on screen +/- 3″. Ideally vertically positioned approx. 3″ from top of screen (see installation guides).
INSTALLATION GUIDE DCR and CDR Installation Guide DCR-S1 Guide ,DCR-S2 Guide
DCR-J1 Guide
CDR-E1 Guide, CDR-S3 Guide
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT (w/o bracket) 6.5″ Wx5.7″Hx4.13-4.63″D (165x145x105-117mm), 4 lbs 6″ Diam x 3″-4″ D (153 x 77-103mm), 2 lbs 6″ Diam x 3″-4″ D (153 x 77-103mm), 2 lbs

 


PROJECTOR COMPATIBILITY

Sony VPL-VW695ES, VPL-VW715ES, VPL-VW915ES

  LENS MODEL   COMMON PROJECTOR SETTINGS 

VPL-XW5000ES

  CDR-S3
 

For CDR lenses, set Sony anamorphic lens setting to 1.32x. Set Aspect to V-Stretch for content greater than 2.0:1 or Squeeze for content less than 2.0:1. Also try V-Stretch or Normal Aspect settings for filling a 2.4:1 screen with smaller content.

VPL-XW6000ES, VPL-XW7000ES

  CDR-S4 (est. mid August)
 

VPL-VW295ES, VPL-VW325ES, VPL-VW695ES, VPL-VW715ES
VPL-VW270ES, VPL-VW290ES, VPL-VW570ES, VPL-VW590ES

  DCR+XM2
or DCR-S1
 

For DCR lenses, set Sony anamorphic lens setting to 1.24x. Set Aspect to V-Stretch for content greater than 2.0:1 or Squeeze for content less than 2.0:1. Also try V-Stretch, Normal and Normal + 2.35:1 Zoom Aspect settings for filling a 2.4:1 screen with smaller content.

VPL-VW885ES, VPL-VW915ES, VPL-VW760ES, VPL-VW790ES   DCR+XM2
or DCR-S2
VPL-VW995ES, VPL-VW1025ES, VPL-VW870ES, VPL-VW890ES, VPL-VW5000ES, VPL-GTZ380   DCR+XM2

JVC RS2000 and NX7
  LENS MODEL   COMMON PROJECTOR SETTINGS 
DLA-RS1100, DLA-RS2100, DLA-RS3100
DLA-NP5, DLA-NZ7,
DLA-NZ8 (and respective older models)
  DCR+XM2
or DCR-J1
  Set anamorphic mode to Anamorphic C for content greater than 2.0:1 or Anamorphic D for content less than 2.0:1. Also try Anamorphic C, Anamorphic Off and Anamorphic Off + Zoom for filling a 2.4:1 screen with smaller content. *See Lumagen or MadVR instructions if those processors are used (required for DLA-RS4500 and DLA-Z1).
DLA-RS4100, DLA-NZ9 (and respective older models)   DCR+XM2
DLA-RS4500, DLA-Z1*   DCR+XM2

  LENS MODEL   COMMON PROJECTOR SETTINGS 
ProCinema LS12000   CDR-E1   Set Aspect mode to Anamorphic Wide for content greater than 2.0:1 or Horizontal Squeeze for content less than 2.0:1. Set Aspect mode to Auto to stretch 16:9 content to fill a 2.4:1 screen.

  LENS MODEL   COMMON PROJECTOR SETTINGS 
All 16:9 projector models   CDR+XM2   Set Aspect mode to TheaterScope for content greater than 2.0:1 or 4:3 Narrow for content less than 2.0:1. Set Aspect mode to Normal to stretch 16:9 content to fill a 2.4:1 screen.

  LENS MODEL   COMMON PROJECTOR SETTINGS 
HT8050, HT8060, HT9050, HT9060, LK970, LK990   CDR+XMB
(order CDR+XM2 and add “XMB” to checkout notes)
  Set Aspect mode to Anamorphic 2.4:1 for content greater than 2.0:1 or Anamorphic 16:9 for content less than 2.0:1. Set Aspect mode to 16:9 to stretch 16:9 content to fill a 2.4:1 screen.