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StJohn Group’s BlackWing One HD Projector

Bellingham, WA — Cineversum has delivered its BlackWing One digital video projector in the North American market. StJohn Group, exclusive North American distributor and marketer for the product line, will ship the first units in mid-December.

The BlackWing One (MSRP $6,500) is a state-of-the-art multi-use full-HD 1080P 24P, digital projector and integrates the latest technologies available on the market such as three 0.6-inch LCoS panels at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, pre-calibration to D65 and CIE rec 709 high definition color space, >15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and two HDMI 1.3 connections.

The BlackWing One joins the existing line-up of BlackWing Two ($9,995 MSRP) and BlackWing Three ($13,500) 3-chip LCoS models.

The ultra quiet, projector is housed inside a futuristic deep metallic-black ABS plastic chassis designed by the famed French designer Antoine Béon. The design celebrates the concept of speed and precision with an unforgettable futuristic shape reminiscent of the Stealth Fighter; hence, the name BlackWing.

Custom colors are available making the designer-friendly model easy to integrate into a wide variety of decors. Custom in-field calibration and automation is made available for qualified installing specialists via the BlackWing One’s RS232 communication port.

John Caldwell, sales director for StJohn Group, stated, “What sets Cineversum apart is their unique combination of proven 3-chip performance that incorporates cutting edge deep color technology, with hand calibration for today’s HD sources like broadcast and Blu-ray. Combine this with features like vertical image stretch for 2.35 cinemascope viewing, the finest quality materials, lowest operating noise level, Euro styling and unmatched attention to detail, and the results are astonishing. The BlackWing One is quite possibly the finest value in a home theater projector available under $7,000.”

Key BlackWing One Features:
1080p24 format compatible: “cinema-like” motion.
Optimized out-of-the-box settings and pre-calibrated for D65 and CIE rec: 709 High Definition Color Space
Full-glass Ultimate Reference Lens™ for variable electronic aperture control for optimizing brightness and contrast according to room light levels.
Greater than 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
1400 ANSI lumens Brightness
+/- 60% vertical, +/- 30% horizontal Lens shift
Zoom 1.5x (1.5-2.2:1 throw ratio)
2x HDMI 1.3 inputs, plus one each: VGA, Component, Composite and S-video input
Internal HQV video processor/scaler that adapts for wide range of film and video cadences plus enhances the input signal and removes video noise.
Ultra-Silent fan (< 20 dB)
Color Management System (C,Y,M,R,G,B gain and saturation).
Discrete IRE range RGB gamma
Home Automation friendly (RS232 via D-sub 9)
Keystone correction
Two 12V triggers for controlling screens, curtains etc.
Custom colors available
Can be upgraded with 2.35:1 Cinemax or 2.35 THEATRE Concept for constant height, 2.35 viewing.
Elegant French design
Engineered by Cineversum in Paris, France, every single projector is also carefully tested and hand-calibrated individually by the company’s highly experienced video engineers to their European CRT like tuning standards. The color temperature (reference to D65) and the white field uniformity are optimized to provide very natural picture quality.

Installation Versatility
In addition to being a top notch performer, BlackWing One is extremely easy to install. The 1.5x (1.5-2.2:1 throw ratio) makes it compatible with virtually any kind of room. The vertical and horizontal lens shift capability can address any challenging configuration. With the keystone correction, it is child’s play to adjust the projector for the most razor-sharp picture.

For projection on 2.37 screens such as the new TAM Masking Screens from Screen Excellence, and others, the BlackWing One can also be easily retrofitted with its Theater Concept Kit consisting of a quick motorized sled for moving an anamorophic lens into place for constant height projection of cinemascope material. Thanks to the optional Cinemax Kit (a permanent anamorphic converter fixed in front of the projector), BlackWing One can display a wide picture, respecting the original 2.37:1 aspect ratio of the movies. With only one key of the remote control, the user will be able to switch from the classic 16:9 aspect ratio to a breathtaking Cinemascope format. The exclusive Cineversum Theatre Mode made this possible.

The real purists, seeking a premium cinema-like projection, will opt for the Theater Concept Kit consisting of a whisper quiet and quick motorized sled for moving a first-grade anamorphic lens into place for constant height projection of cinemascope material.

The BlackWing One is available to order now.

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