Dual Screen System for 2D and 3D Applications
Originally designed for use in post-production, the Daily Dual offers two different screens in one screen system. This unique configuration consists of an electric roll down screen positioned in front of a fixed frame screen. A typical application would be use of a polarization preserving Silver 3D or Silver 5D fabric in the fixed frame, first position and a SnoMatte surface in the roll down, second position. Digital intermediate teams can quickly change back and forth from 2D to 3D workflow in seconds. Stewart also makes a version of the Daily Dual with four, independent channels of masking for fully matted, pixel for pixel perfection. This screen is worth every penny.
Post-production houses that have substantial 3D workflow, but also have to shift gears and do post-production work for Blu-Ray, streaming, and broadcast formatted releases, delight in the Daily Dual's thirty second screen change utility.
Our post-production customers asked us to create this screen system. Before development of the Daily Dual, long delays were experienced waiting for tech personnel to change out screen fabrics when transitioning between 3D and 2D workflow. The Daily Dual solves this by having two 16K+ screen surfaces available at all times.
The Daily Dual can be integrated into either two-way or four-way masking functionality. Typical post-production D.I. workflow thrives with the assistance of two-way masking, showing Scope as an attenuated set of horizontal lines which are inside the Academy Flat native ratio of 1.85:1. To meet this requirement, a set of horizontal, digitally controlled masking panels are integrated into the Daily Dual screen system. Stewart also offers the Daily Dual Director's Choice — a dual screen system with pixel for pixel masking utility via four-way, digitally controlled masking panels.