Stewart Filmscreen Corporation is shipping the FireHawk G4, a new flexible, ambient light rejecting, front projection screen surface. Engineered for use with today's high-powered projection technology in applications involving the presence of some ambient light, Stewart Filmscreen's FireHawk G4 is made of completely opaque material, preserving light from the projector and preventing artifacts due to reflection from a flat panel or other sources of ambient light coming from behind the screen.
The new formulation allegedly allows for a slightly lower gain and yields best in class uniformity, and the reduction in the number and impact of artifacts inherent in all ambient light rejecting screens.
FireHawk G4 is available in large seamless sizes up to 8' tall by 90' wide and can be deployed via a roller system and perforated for acoustic transparency. FireHawk G4 reportedly features less hot-spotting than previous versions of FireHawk and other ambient light rejecting screens and enables better performance from shorter throw projectors. A benefit of low gain is also a wider viewing cone, which brings FireHawk G4 and its ambient light rejecting benefits into play for a greater range of applications.
FireHawk G4 is Ultra HD (4K+) ready, ensuring the screen quality will be optimized for 4K, and Stewart claims it is also ready for 8K and any subsequent improvements in projector resolution for years to follow.