Project Description

SDC-8 V4K™ D-ILA 3D Front Projector

Wolf Cinema’s SDC-8 “GRAYWOLF” V4K™ Cinema Projector
2016 Feature Upgrades

Wolf Cinema proudly announces a number of key upgrades to the 2016 edition of our model SDC-8, affectionately known as “GrayWolf”. This home cinema projector comes equipped to deliver a no-compromise, breathtaking 2D and 3D image (glasses sold separately) –at a very accessible price.

Boasting a new higher output 265W lamp, the SDC-8 is customized around a sixth generation three-chip, 1080p D-ILA® (Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier) light engine. D-ILA technology, originally developed by the Victor Company of Japan (JVC), produces stunning film-like images with natural color renditions and deep contrast level performance. The system is complemented by custom Wolf Cinema video processing and advanced optics that deliver razor-sharp images from today’s most popular sources.

Also new this year is Wolf Cinema’s remarkable V4K technology, delivering ultra-high resolution 3840 X 2160 performances from standard definition, HD and Ultra HD (4K) sources. V4K (Gen4 “e-shift”) merges two full frame images, and by a precision 0.5 pixel offset the projector can virtually eliminate the visible “pixel gate” often experienced in other projectors. The result? A seamless, filmic image that can easily fill home theater screens up to 12-feet in width.

Also featured is the proven Wolf Cinema VariScope™ lens memory system. This technology facilitates rapid access to your desired TV or film aspect ratios – ex., 1.78:1, 1.85:1, 2.20:1, 2.45:1 and 2.40:1– all without the need for an external anamorphic lens. This provides for full 2:35:1 CinemaScope® widescreen viewing without those unwanted top/bottom “black bars”. Last but not least, optimized Wolf Cinema 3D shutter glasses and the 3D signal emitter remain key options, available whenever one wants the ultimate 3D viewing experience.


  • Advanced 6th generation D-ILA® _three-chip, home cinema projector
  • Gen4 V4K™ engine for enhanced 4K viewing [up to 4096 X 2160] from all SD, HD and Ultra HD/4K sources
  • Displays 4K signals at 4K60p, 4:4:4, plus HDR [High Dynamic Range] capabilities
  • Dual 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 compatibility
  • VariScope™ lens memory system for 1.78, 1.85, 2.20, 2.35 and 2.40:1 film aspect ratio viewing
  • New 265W lamp, 1700 ANSI, ~80,000:1 CR performance
  • Ultra-high contrast chipset with next-gen home cinema iris

  • Hand calibrated for both 2D and 3D viewing
  • Extended range primary lens: 1.45:1 to 2.78:1 TD
  • IR Remote Control included plus LAN, RS-232 system control capabilities
  • Two optional VariScope FX™ fixed anamorphic lens assemblies
  • Elegant gloss gray cabinet with anodized front and rear metal bezel
  • Optimized thermal design for extended projector and lamp life
  • Optional IR or RF 3D starter kits available, including 3D signal emitter and two pairs of active glasses; additional glasses available
  • Optional WC-PM-M ceiling mount kit

SDC-8 2016 Edition

Display Panel/Size D-ILA device * †
0.7” (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) x3 (total no. of pixels: approx. 6.22 million)
Projection Lens 2.0 x power zoom lens (1.45:1 to 2.78:1) (zoom/focus: power)
VariScope™ Multiple user-adjustable lens presets – ex: 1.78:1, 1.85:1, 2.20:1, 2.35:1 and 2.40:1 aspect ratios (NOTE: projector throw distance via VariScope is appx. 1.45:1 to 2.1:1 x SW)
Light-source Lamp 265W UHP Lamp (Part No. WC-LPU265, 2016 editions)
Average Lifespan 4500 hours (normal mode)
Performance 1700 ANSI, ~80,000:1 CR performance
(Selectable ILS iris increases dynamic CR to ~500,000:1)
V4K™ Resolution 3840 x 2160 (Capable of rendering 4096 x 2160)
Projection Distance Approx. 1.8m to 12m
Video Input Signals 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p/50Hz, 720p/60Hz, 1080i/50Hz, 1080i/60Hz, 1080p/24Hz, 1080p/50Hz, 1080p/60Hz, 3840×2160/24Hz, 3840×2160/25Hz, 3840×2160/30Hz, 3840×2160/50Hz, 3840×2160/60Hz, 4096×2160/24Hz, 4096×2160/25Hz, 4096×2160/30Hz, 4096×2160/50Hz, 4096×2160/60Hz
Video Inputs HDMI 2.0 (x2), HDCP 2.2 compliant
Outputs 3.5 mm DC trigger, 3D synchro emitter jack (mini DIN 3pin) x1
Control Terminals RS-232C terminal, D-sub 9-pin (male) x1 (external control) LAN Terminal, RJ-45 plug x1 ‡
Power Requirements AC 110V-240V 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 380W (during Normal standby, 1.5W. During Eco Mode standby, 0.4W)
Operation Environment Temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Humidity: 20% to 80% (no condensation) (storage temperature: -10 C to 60 C)
Installation Height Recommended below 5000 ft (1524 m). (High altitude operating mode available)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19.5 x 8.8 x 22.5 in., 496 x 224 x 572 mm
Weight 60 lbs., 28 kg net / 75 lbs., 34 kg shipping
* D-ILA is the abbreviation for Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier.
† D-ILA devices are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology. Pixel effectiveness is 99.99%
Only 0.01% or less of the pixels may be off or permanently lit and still be within spec.
‡ Ethernet is not supported.
All features, designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
VariScope is a trademark of Wolf Cinema. D-ILA is a trademark of JVC Kenwood (JVC). All rights reserved.