4-Way Variable Masking System (Director's Choice)

Director’s Choice is the ultimate marriage of the world’s finest screen material and the most precise masking system available.

Features:

  • Variable aspect ratio - variable height/variable width
  • BRIC - The Binary Reciprocal Intelligent Control System (more information below)
  • Electronically controlled horizontal and vertical masking
  • Aluminum extrusion frame finished with VeLux™
  • Quick Snap Fastening System securely attaches screen to frame
  • Available with all Stewart's flexible materials
  • Finest screen masking combination ever developed
  • Simple to operate and control
  • Used by film and TV directors worldwide
  • Compatible with other IR, RS-232, and RS-422 systems
     

Available Options (available by factory quotation):

  • Rear projection models
  • Custom sized to your specifications
  • Acoustic perforation on front projection models
  • Acoustically transparent masking panels
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Director’s Choice is the ultimate marriage of the world’s best screen material and the most precise masking system available. Our revolutionary Binary Reciprocal Intelligent Control nicknamed “The BRIC” allows precision settings of all standard and custom aspect ratios to be set with ease, eliminating the need for multiple controllers. Compatible with most infrared remotes, RS-232, and RS-422 control systems, this unique product reduces programming time to a matter of minutes. The Director’s Choice is easy to tune and operate, ensuring a perfectly masked image no matter what the aspect ratio. Never again must you cope with unsightly black bars or image cropping. Optimize your Director’s Choice with Stewart’s award-winning front or rear projection screen materials. Microperf X2 THX-Ultra is available when acoustic transparency is required (acoustically transparent panels also available upon request). Stewart’s exclusive VeLux™ black velvet appliqué gives the Director’s Choice a luxurious look and feel. This specialized frame finish absorbs possible overscan while boosting perceived contrast.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the same precision, quality, and perfect picture that is preferred by Film and TV Directors all over the world with the Director’s Choice.

Screen Material Quick Reference Guide

Front Projection

Material Name Gain Half Gain Color Description
GrayMatte 70 0.7 Full Lambertian Diffuser Gray

GrayMatte 70 is a flexible, front projection, screen material formulated for use in front projection, edge blending applications.

StudioTek™ 100 1.0 Full Lambertian Diffuser White

StudioTek 100 is a flexible, front projection, matte-white screen formulated to meet the strictest color and white field uniformity standards. 

FireHawk® 1.1 35 Degrees Gray

FireHawk, in its fourth generation, is a flexible, front projection, screen surface engineered for use with today’s high-powered projection technology in applications involving the presence of ambient light. 

UltraMatte 130 1.3 80 Degrees White

UltraMatte 130 is a flexible, front projection, screen material that is formulated for high output broadcast quality projection systems. 
 

StudioTek™ 130 G3 1.3 80 Degrees White

StudioTek 130 G3 is a flexible, front projection, screen material that is formulated to provide optimized white field uniformity unmatched by competing gain screens. 
 

UltraMatte 150 1.5 61 Degrees White

UltraMatte 150 is a flexible, front projection, screen material that is formulated for use in large format applications or when a projector limitation requires a little more punch. 

Silver 5D® 2.0 33 Degrees 3D

Silver 5D (3-D + 2-D) is an innovative fabric that offers excellent performance in passive polarized 3-D applications, while maintaining outstanding performance for 2-D sources. 

Silver 3D 3.0 27 Degrees 3D

Silver 3D is a specialty fabric designed to optimize stereoscopic, two-channel, 3-D displays. The fabric employs special metallic elements, formulated to preserve light polarization. 

Rear Projection

Material Name Gain Half Gain Color Description
AeroView 70 0.7 82 Degrees Off-White

AeroView 70 is a flexible, rear projection, screen material formulated specifically for ultra short throw light paths, and edge blending/edge matching display systems. 
 

FilmScreen 100 1.0 39 Degrees Gray

FilmScreen 100 is a flexible, rear projection, screen material formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. FilmScreen 100 offers a very wide viewing angle for a contrast enhanced material and works well in short throw projection light paths.

AeroView 100 1.0 63 Degrees Off-White

AeroView 100 is a flexible, rear projection, screen material formulated to provide excellent white field uniformity. The AeroView 100 performs superbly in environments where ambient light can be controlled and is appropriate for wider viewing angles.

LumiFlex 130 1.3 42 Degrees Off-White

LumiFlex 130 is a flexible, rear projection, screen material formulated at a higher gain and is appropriate for larger screen sizes or low output projectors. LumiFlex 130 offers excellent white field uniformity, has a gain factor 30% above unity, and delivers a lot of energy.

FilmScreen 150 1.5 31 Degrees Gray

Tinted for enhanced contrast, FilmScreen 150 is a perfect choice for passive 3-D applications. FilmScreen 150 is excellent in rooms where high ambient light is a concern and is appropriate for moderate viewing angles.

Standard Controls

Control Power Options Description
BRIC 115V / 220V

The Binary Reciprocal Intelligent Controller, or BRIC, is the industry's first microprocessor-based control device.  It is designed for precision setting of multiple masking presets, elimination of multiple controllers for a single screen, and eliminates the setup time required by existing analog controllers.

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