Paladin DCR Lens

The world’s foremost lens model for high-end, full 4K/4096 home cinema

 Paladin DCR compatible native 4K/4096 projectors
* see JVC compatibility chart for certain DCR mode limitations.

Take your home cinema experience beyond flat panels and even that of commercial theaters


Is your theater for watching movies?Panamorph’s patented new Paladin DCR lens system is designed specifically to work with the anamorphic upconversion modes now incorporated into all new Sony and JVC 4K/4096 projectors (see Tech Talk at page bottom), “repurposing” the unused black bar display pixels of letterbox movie projection to deliver 2.6 million more pixels than any 4K/UHD flat panel and 1.7 million more pixels than even commercial theaters when showing the 2.4:1 cinema aspect ratio of more than 80% of today’s most popular movies. And all those additional pixels don’t just give you the highest possible clarity, they also give you up to 38% more brightness beyond standard UHD letterbox projection to give you the best big screen cinema experience possible.


 An intro to anamorphic 4K home cinema projection

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The highest performance combined with elegant simplicity from the world’s leading anamorphic lens brand

For nearly 20 years Panamorph has been the most recognized and recommended anamorphic lens brand in the home theater industry with placements in close to 10,000 high end home theaters world-wide. Through years of collaboration with every leading home theater projector, screen and digital processor manufacturer, anamorphic UltraWide 2.4:1 has become the premium theater format because of our industry’s passionate desire to deliver the full visual and emotional impact of today’s most popular movies the way the director intended. Simple to install, no moving parts, and even multiple options for watching 16:9 content without moving the DCR lens – it’s the new state of the art for high end home theaters. And it’s available today – exclusively through custom home theater projector dealers and installers.



Endorsed by projection industry leaders and the most discerning high end home theater enthusiasts

“It was very obvious that adding a couple million more pixels processed by my Sony and sent through the Paladin DCR definitely increased the visual clarity and detail of everything I watched.” – Ash Sharma, Sony VPL-VW5000ES owner and winner of the Electronic House Magazine Best Home Theater of the Year

“Dear Panamorph, I want to send my thanks to you for installing the Panamorph lens system in my Los Angeles home screening room. It really fits my needs as a director, especially when screening my own footage and movies. It’s a great system, and I recommend it for anyone’s home theater. Thanks again.”Michael Bay, Director, Transformers, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and many others produced in the UltraWide format.


TECH TALK – The details of extra detail. Anamorphic 4K/4096 upconversion refers to applying forms of digital scaling and possibly other enhancement algorithms to convert 3840 x 1600 (consumer UHD) or 4096 x 1706 (commercial 4K) letterbox movies up to a higher resolution of 4096 x 2133, resulting in millions of additional display pixels being used while vertically stretching the content by 25% prior to optical reformatting by an anamorphic lens. While no real, additional source resolution is implied by such upconversion, independent research with prominent studios and substantial market feedback have proven that today’s 4K image upconversion processing, the formulae for which are proprietary to each processor or projector manufacturer, can and does in fact provide not only the additional light from those pixels but also additional realistic, albeit artificially generated, detail and subsequent clarity to the projected images when upconverted from real content. This phenomenon is a result of real content having a scarcity of high spatial frequency detail at the 4K level due to various MTF attenuations throughout the movie production process combined with the ability of upconversion to artificially enhance or amplify those spatial frequencies given a sufficiency of additional pixels.