Stewart Filmscreen presents Silver 5D (3D + 2D high definition video), a fabric that offers passive 3D polarization while maintaining performance for 2D sources. It preserves most of the performance of Stewart's leading Silver 3D fabric while reportedly improving uniformity, reducing hot spotting and offers a significantly wider viewing cone. Available in seamless sizes up to 40' x 90', this new hybrid 5D fabric is available in fixed frame, retractable and variable masking models and can be MicroPerforated for acoustical transparency.
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Stewart has applied an R&D effort in developing an improved polarization preserving screen technology with reduced artifacts that allows a single screen material to function more adequately with non-polarized 2D projected source material. Stewart is reportedly now bringing the fruits of the effort to market in the Silver 5D. To give technicians and integrators flexibility, the Silver 5D can be MicroPerfed to create acoustically transparent screen material so speakers can be hidden behind the single screen without negative effects on sound quality.
The Silver 5D material has been designed to be compatible with Stewart's CineCurve, Director's Choice masking systems, and all premium Stewart fixed mounting systems including the fixed-frame Gallery Series and the Swarovski Crystal-covered Couture Collection. This screen material also has added flexibility of being rolled and retracted, unlike many options in the past that are restricted to fixed-frames.
The product will be on display at InfoComm 2011, June 15-17