At CEDIA EXPO Kaleidescape has introduced CinemaScape, which helps optimize the viewing experience in 2.35 projection home theaters as well as a new iPad app that provides a new way to browse and select movies and music on a Kaleidescape System.
Until now, switching between aspect ratios usually required a mode switch and movement of an anamorphic lens. CinemaScape eliminates this disruptive glitch by performing the necessary video processing.
The Kaleidescape System’s award-winning onscreen user interface can now take advantage of the entire 2.35 screen. The result is a movie covers view with twelve more movies, and a movie list view that shows the title, actors, director, genre, year of release, MPAA rating, and runtime all at once.
“2.35 screens are found in most of today’s high-end home theaters, including 26 of the 29 projects contending for the 2011 Electronic Lifestyles awards,” says Michael Malcolm, founder, chairman, and CEO. “CinemaScape provides an unrivaled experience for these installations, with seamless transitions between content of different aspect ratios and a user interface that takes advantage of the entire screen.”
The free app offers the convenience of browsing without interrupting playback, so you can guide your guests through the best moments in your collection. For one example, you can filter instantly by actor, director, or genre, so that while friends and family enjoy the famous Dead Parrot sketch, you can select another great John Cleese scene.
“Indianapolis is a special place for Kaleidescape. It was here that we won the Electronic Lifestyles award for Best Video Product when we launched the Kaleidescape System eight years ago,” said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman, and CEO. “We’re excited to be back here with our biggest lineup ever, especially our new Kaleidescape-designed iPad app that lives up to our reputation for simple user interfaces.”
The Kaleidescape App for iPad will be available worldwide on the App Store late in the fourth quarter of this year.