2-Way Variable Vertical Masking System (VistaScope) for Home Cinema

VistaScope's vertical masking panels allow for full enjoyment when viewing movies in super widescreen formats.


  • Variable aspect ratio - constant height/variable width
  • Native 2.40:1 aspect ratio
  • BRIC - The Binary Reciprocal Intelligent Control System
  • Aluminum extrusion frame finished with VeLux™
  • Electronically controlled side masking
  • Choose from a variety of Stewart’s flexible, front projection, screen materials
  • Quick Snap Fastening System securely attaches screen to frame

Available Options (available by factory quotation):

  • Rear projection models
  • Custom sizes and aspect ratios
  • Acoustic perforation
  • Acoustically transparent masking panels
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The VistaScope, a member of Stewart’s Variable Masking Systems, features a native 2.40:1 image area allowing for full enjoyment when viewing movies in super widescreen formats. Vertical masking panels glide in from the left and right sides, providing multiple aspect ratio capabilities. This unique fixed masking screen assists in eliminating unsightly black bars from the viewing area to provide you with a picture-perfect image. Optimize your VistaScope with Stewart’s award-winning front or rear projection 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 VistaScope a luxurious look and feel. This specialized frame finish absorbs possible overscan while boosting perceived contrast.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Phantom™ HALR™ 1.0 30 Degrees Black

A flexible, front projection, high ambient light rejection, screen material, Phantom HALR offers excellent ambient light rejection capabilities that deliver an exceptional entertainment experience, day or night.

Rear Projection

Material Name Gain Half Gain Color Description
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.

CrystalView 70 0.7 55 Degrees Dark-Gray

CrystalView 70 is a rear projection material based on a combination of a proprietary, custom, neutral density formulation and Stewart's ultimate quality, diffusion technology. 

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.

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.

Typical Configurations

2.40:1 VTC130SX 50" X 120" Download Download
VTC143SX 55" X 132" Download Download
VTC156SX 60" X 144" Download Download

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