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

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


  • 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
SnoMatte 100 1.0 Full Lambertian Diffuser White

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

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. 

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 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. 

Control Power Options Description
Screen Trigger Interface (STI) 115V / 220V

The Stewart Filmscreen Screen Trigger Interface (STI) is a factory-installed triggering device that has been designed specifically for the Stewart ElectriScreen motors. 

Video Interface Control System (VICS) 115V / 220V

VICS is a external version of the Screen Trigger Interface (STI). It interfaces with the triggering outputs from projectors, receivers, or other 3rd party control systems. 

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