Balder Cinemascope

Balder Cinemascope

Balder Cinemascope fusses together the world’s finest optical components with the imaging device technology chosen by 8 out of 10 professional cinemas, DLP, our unique PULSE electronics platform and inhouse designed laser engine. It is the cornerstone of a home cinema system designed to deliver the most outstanding of experiences in the world’s finest homes and yachts.

Professional-grade optics

By basing Balder’s cinemascope optical engine on it’s bigger brother Loki’s CS architecture, custom designed aspherical glass elements and enhanced low dispersion glass lenses, image quality is in a class of its own. To top that, Balder CS’s frame and core is built in Aluminium, 37kg of pure quality. the result is the best picture quality ever shown at this level.

State-of-the-art electronics

All new “Pulse” electronics have been designed to process 4K with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 and the optical engine is utilising the very latest 0,9-inch DMD DLP chipset, delivering 3,840 x 2,160 pixels on screen. Loki also features HDR, motorised lenses and auto aspect detection between 16:9 and cinemascope. Featuring Barco’s unique RealColor processing, Loki enables simple and accurate calibration to any desired white point or greyscale.

Laser light source

Balder CS has a unique automatic aspect ratio detection function. It will look for 2.40:1 content and automatically scale the image to fit the 5120x2160 resolution and of course change back to 16:9 (3840x2160) if you have content in that format. It will also change aspect ratio when a 2.40:1 format movie has a menu’s outside the active picture frame. You can also switch manually between the different formats.

Projector type: Single chip DLP

Technology: 0.9" DMD™

Resolution: 5,120 x 2,160 (5K UHD)

Aspect ratio: 2.37:1 (CinemaScope)

Light source: Laser phosphor

Light source lifetime: 20,000 - 60,000 hours (depending on brightness mode)

Light output:

DCI (P3) Color Wheel: Up to 3,600 ANSI lumens
T Color Wheel: Up to 4,000 ANSI lumens
M Color Wheel: Up to 5,600 ANSI lumens

CLO: (constant light output) Yes

Contrast ratio:

1,800:1 Sequential
450:1 ANSI

Brightness uniformity 90%

Lens range:

EN68 (0.30:1)
EN47 (0.65:1)
EN66 (0.80 - 1.21:1)
EN63 (1.20 - 1.70:1)
EN61 (1.70 - 2.50:1)
EN44 (2.50 - 4.60:1)

Optical lens shift:

Up to 122% vertical lens shift & up to 36% horizontal lens shift (depending on lens selection) Motorized zoom, focus, iris, shutter and lens shift (depending on lens selection)

Optical dowser: Yes

Colour correction: P7 RealColor™

Colour gamut:

DCI (P3) Colour Wheel: DCI P3
T Colour Wheel: REC.709
M Colour Wheel: REC.709

Image processing: Embedded warp, bow correction & blend engine

WARP: Four corner warp

Orientation: 360° rotation, no restrictions

Network connection: 10/100 Ethernet via RJ45 connection

Integrated web server: Yes



Active stereoscopic 3D* (requires firmware release 1.5 onwards) Additional hardware required please contact an authorized Barco representative for details


1 x HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2), 1 x HDBaseT (HDCP 1.4), 2 x dual link DVI-D, 2 x Display Port, HDSDI
1 x RJ45 Ethernet, RS232, 3 x USB, DMX in/out*

Input resolutions:

VGA up to 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) @ 60Hz
Up to 2,560 x 1,600 @ 120Hz
Control IR, RS232, TCP/IP, 3 x 12v Trigger* (requires firmware release 1.6 onwards)
Driver modules available for: Crestron, Control4 and Savant

Power requirements: 100 -240V / 50 -60Hz

Power consumption: 1,100 W Max.

Noise level: (typical at 25°C/77°F) 36 dB(A)

Operating temperature: 10 to 45 °C (sea level)

Operational humidity: 20 to 80% (relative humidity)

BTU per hour: Max. 4,000 BTU/h

Airflow requirements:

Air Inlet (from Rear w/Feet Down): Right Side
Exhaust (from Rear w/Feet Down): Rear
Clearance Distances (Front / Left / Right / Rear): 1cm / 1cm / 50cm / 100cm

Exhaust airflow: 112 ft3/min @ 25 °C


* Firmware upgradeable
Please contact

Dimensions: (WxLxH)

475 x 593 x 286 mm (excluding lens)
18.7 x 23.3 x 11.2 in. (excluding lens)
Weight 37 kg / 81.5 lbs (excluding lens)

Shipping Dimensions:

730 x 600 x 480 mm (excluding lens - packaged separately)
28.7 x 23.7 x 18.9 in. (excluding lens - packaged separately)

Shipping weight:

43 kg / 94.8 lbs (excluding lens - packaged separately)

Storage temperature: -20 to 60 °C

Storage humidity: 10 to 90% (relative humidity)

Standard accessories: Power cord(s), wireless remote control

Certifications: CE, FCC Class A and cCSAus

Warranty: Limited 3 years parts and labor
Extendable up to 5 years

Barco Residential brings the pinnacle of image and sound technology to the high-end home environment. Together with our partners, we create unique experiences to be shared with loved ones in the world’s most exquisite homes and yachts. The state-of-the-art Barco Residential projectors are developed, manufactured, and treasured in our design centers in Belgium and Norway. They’re designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to show the best possible images in any setting.
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