Reference Studio 4K

Close-up details, high definition landscapes and perfect pixel reproduction.

Striving to deliver seamless image reproduction and amazing performance even from an angle, the Reference Studio 4K material was engineered to be a near perfect Lambertian diffuser. This means that your audience will enjoy the same high-quality color uniformity or brightness regardless of where they are seated.

Zero surface texture is a must if you plan to enjoy true high-definition of 4K content: any texture or pattern on the material will change the way light reflects on the screen, reducing sharpness and effectively decreasing visible image resolution.

Revel in the sharpest video experience available in the market by projecting your content onto a screen that remains the measuring bar all others compete against.

Striving to deliver seamless image reproduction and amazing performance even from an angle, the Reference Studio 4K material was engineered to be a near perfect Lambertian diffuser. This means that your audience will enjoy the same high-quality color uniformity or brightness regardless of where they are seated.

Zero surface texture is a must if you plan to enjoy true high-definition of 4K content: any texture or pattern on the material will change the way light reflects on the screen, reducing sharpness and effectively decreasing visible image resolution.

Revel in the sharpest video experience available in the market by projecting your content onto a screen that remains the measuring bar all others compete against.

Reference Studio 4K

Close-up details, high definition landscapes and perfect pixel reproduction.

Micro-texture Screen Surface.  Engineered to be Invisible

When projecting image and video, every little bump and detail of the screen will show, effectively decreasing image resolution and sharpness. We’ve dedicated years of research to develop a screen material that boasts a super-smooth micro texture that’s virtually invisible. The texture of the Reference Studio material is so fine that the image remains sharp with near perfect pixel accuracy with the latest 4K projectors.

Micro-texture Screen Surface.  Engineered to be Invisible

When projecting image and video, every little bump and detail of the screen will show, effectively decreasing image resolution and sharpness. We’ve dedicated years of research to develop a screen material that boasts a super-smooth micro texture that’s virtually invisible. The texture of the Reference Studio material is so fine that the image remains sharp with near perfect pixel accuracy with the latest 4K projectors.

Reference Studio 4K

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We believe everyone deserves to enjoy an amazing screen. The Reference 4K was designed with that in mind: unparalleled performance at an affordable price.  Its smooth surface texture is only equivalent to other products significantly higher in price. With a zero-texture surface that good, it’s no wonder your content streams in bright colors with heightened contrast levels. Enjoy your movies as they were meant to be seen!

We believe everyone deserves to enjoy an amazing screen. The Reference 4K was designed with that in mind: unparalleled performance at an affordable price.  Its smooth surface texture is only equivalent to other products significantly higher in price. With a zero-texture surface that good, it’s no wonder your content streams in bright colors with heightened contrast levels. Enjoy your movies as they were meant to be seen!

Neutral White Balance. Perfect Color Every Time

Imagine a perfect canvas in where you can paint your every dream. That’s what our Reference Studio 4K  1.0 white gain material is like. With this perfect base, your colors appear brighter and more vivid than with regular screens. The neutral color balance means no color shifting, that is, the color you see on the screen will be identical to the source.

Micro-texture Screen Surface.  Engineered to be Invisible

When projecting image and video, every little bump and detail of the screen will show, effectively decreasing image resolution and sharpness. We’ve dedicated years of research to develop a screen material that boasts a super-smooth micro texture that’s virtually invisible. The texture of the Reference Studio material is so fine that the image remains sharp with near perfect pixel accuracy, even with the latest 4K projectors.

Micro-texture Screen Surface.  Engineered to be Invisible

When projecting image and video, every little bump and detail of the screen will show, effectively decreasing image resolution and sharpness. We’ve dedicated years of research to develop a screen material that boasts a super-smooth micro texture that’s virtually invisible. The texture of the Reference Studio material is so fine that the image remains sharp with near perfect pixel accuracy, even with the latest 4K projectors.

Reference Studio 4K Brings Your Movies to Life

The brightest colors you’ve ever seen on a screen. That’s what you get when you include Reference Studio 4K in your theater.  Boasting excellent performance in every aspect, the Reference aims to be the measuring bar to all screen materials for years to come. With an invisible micro-texture and a wide viewing angle, Reference Studio 4K is a screen that puts all contenders to shame.

Reference Studio 4K Brings Your Movies to Life

The brightest colors you’ve ever seen on a screen. That’s what you get when you include Reference Studio 4K in your theater.  Boasting excellent performance in every aspect, the Reference aims to be the measuring bar to all screen materials for years to come. With an invisible micro-texture and a wide viewing angle, Reference Studio 4K is a screen that puts all contenders to shame.

Even Light Diffusion for a Perfect Image from Any Angle

We believe the best screen should be invisible. That’s why we’ve engineered our screen material to act as near-perfect Lambertian diffuser. This means that your screen will evenly reflect light, making the screen virtually invisible to the audience. By evenly reflecting light with vibrant luminance from every angle, Reference Studio 4K guarantees a perfect reproduction with no sparkling, graininess, or color distortions.

Technical Specifications

Material Type Fully Opaque Flexible Front Projection - 4K Resolution Ready
Gain 1.0 
Half Gain Full lambertian diffuser
Screen Types Fixed
Minimum Throw Distance 0.6 x Image Width
Ambient Light Resistance Medium resistance to ambient light
Ambient Light Reflectance Value 83%/foot candle
Lay Flat Quality Excellent
Active 3D Yes
Passive 3D No
Flame Resistance Yes
Mildew Treatment Yes
Optional Sound Perforations Not Available
Size Limitations See Size Charts

Reference Studio 4K Screen Material Features

Reference Studio 4K 100 – 1.0 Gain White Material

The Reference Studio 4K 100 material is specially designed to bring out the highest amount of details in today’s 1080p projectors and future 4K projectors. The material achieves maximum detail and resolution through having absolutely no texture to the material, thus providing the ideal projection surface. Any amount of texturing would change the geometry of the each projected pixel which, prior to the Reference Studio 4K series, has been the downfall of all but the most expensive screen materials out there. As well as being engineered for perfect detail, the screen material is an optimal lambertian diffuser and disperses light evenly across the entire 180 degree viewing able for a smooth and even light reflection. Furthermore, the material has been extensively tested with new generation of 3D projectors to bring minimum crosstalk and maximum 3D immersion. The material is designed and optimized for environments with dark walls for maximum contrast. The material of choice when a reference level of performance is required.


Reference 2D and 3D Performance

The Reference Studio 4K series of screens is designed to maximize detail, resolution and uniformity for both 2D and 3D projection. To get the best 3D immersive experience, the screen must be free from artifacts, hot spots and textures. Any flaw in the material and in the reproduction will contribute to a loss of immersion and viewer fatigue due to increased cross talk.

Texture-Free Screen Surface

At EluneVision, much effort was spent designing a projection material that is texture-free. The result is the Reference Studio 4K 100 family of materials have an extremely smooth and pit free surface. The EluneVision Reference Studio 4K family of screens have the highest clarity, sharpness and definition of any projection screen released to date. This means, simply, that the geometry of each projected pixel remains as the projector manufacturer intended.

To illustrate this point, see the screen material texture comparison below, showing our Reference Studio 4K 100 material beside Stewart’s (widely considered the gold standard, but at a much higher cost), as well as two other more expensive competitors.


From the above demonstration, it is clear that the EluneVision Reference Studio 4K 100 material is rivaled only by materials multiple times higher in price, and is by far better than materials even 50% higher in price.  How does this texture-less material convert to real-world performance? Let’s find out.

Perfect Pixel Geometry

The lack of texture leaves pixel geometry perfectly intact with our material. Why is this important? With 1080p projectors now standard, EluneVision’s Reference Studio 4K material ensures that the effective resolution remains at 1080p, while other (more expensive) competitors degrade the pixel geometry to the point that the effective resolution is no longer even close to 1080p. Also due to the fact that there is zero texturing and perfect preservation of detail clarity, the Reference Studio 4K material will perfectly resolve 4K resolution in both today’s high end and future 4K projectors, saving you a screen upgrade.


To illustrate this point, see the images below, showing our Reference Studio 4K 100 material beside Stewart’s (widely considered the gold standard, but a much higher cost), as well as two other more expensive competitors.

The test above clearly shows that our material, as well as the much higher priced Stewart Studiotek 100, keeps the pixels in tact, while the other competitors severely degrade the pixel geometry despite being much more expensive than the EluneVision Reference Studio 4K Fixed-Frame screen.


No Sparkles or Graininess – Complete Invisibility of Screen Material

Due to the use of a smooth and near perfect Lambertian diffuser material, our screen has absolutely no sparkles. The material was purposely engineered to disperse the light evenly in a hemispherical distribution, creating a perfect reproduction, as the director intended. The Reference Studio 4K 100 material will easily pass any of the common sparkle tests, which include fast action bright scenes in movies as well as hockey, football, and other sports. This means that viewer will always see the image displayed on the screen as the projector manufacturer intended, and will never see the annoying imperfections present on competitors’ screen materials.


Moire Free With All Projection Technologies

When an image’s pixel pattern does not match that of the textured surface it is displayed on, moire is created. The mismatch causes a wavy, non-uniform, interference pattern which degrades projected image quality and uniformity.

The Reference Studio 4K 100 material completely eliminates this problem because the screen material is 100% texture free, which means that there is no textured surface pattern that could cause the creation of the interference patterns. Furthermore, the Reference Studio 4K 100 material has been tested with LCD, DLP, D-ILA and SXRD projectors to ensure a moire-free picture at various throw distances and viewing angles.

To the left is an example of how moire can impact picture quality.  When you zoom in, you see that the competitor’s screen creates moire on the woman’s dress, causing artifacts patterns that are not supposed to be on the image.  Furthermore, the moire pattern also causes discoloration, as green hues are introduced on what is supposed to be a completely blue dress in the competitor’s image.

Absolutely No Hot Spotting – 100% Screen Transparency

A big problem that you see with all but the best screens is an issue known as hot spotting. Hot spotting results in an area at the center of the screen with high glare and light, surrounded by a comparably darker image at the top, bottom and sides of the screen. As seen below, this results in a very unnatural image. This is not a phenomenon that only cheaper screens suffer from – there are countless examples of significantly more expensive Reference Studio screens from competitors that suffer greatly from hot spotting, serving as a testament to EluneVision’s engineering efforts in perfecting the Reference Studio 4K 100 material quality.


Perfect White Field Uniformity

 

Reference Studio 4K 100 material provides perfect white field uniformity due to the material’s Lambertian diffuser nature. The brightness will be even across the entire screen and there will not be areas of the screen which are brighter or dark to the viewer at any viewing angle. When projecting a pure white scene, the white level will be even from edge to edge, with absolutely no hot-spotting or texturing , demonstrating a reference level of performance and image quality.

Colour Neutrality and Accuracy

EluneVision’s new Reference Studio 4K 100 material is designed specifically to achieve the highest level of color reproduction. To achieve this, the material is designed for a completely neutral color reproduction. The Lambertian diffuser property, in addition to a specially designed white base color, maintains color accuracy across the entire color gamut. Many other projection materials in the market today will exhibit a shift in hue, either to the blue, green or red. This creates an unnatural balance to the colors and will decrease the color uniformity and vibrancy.

Above, we see a demonstration of this phenomenon.  The top zoom-in shows the competitor’s screen versus our EluneVision Reference Studio 4K 100 screen material. Note the color shifts that the competitor exhibits, as well as the minimization color shifts of the EluneVision Reference Studio 4K 100 material.  This results in the color accuracy of the whites and the reds you see in the EluneVision Reference Studio 4K 100 screen material image.

Ultra Wide Viewing Angle

Due to the near perfect Lambertian diffuser properties of the Reference Studio 4K 100 material, the viewing angle is a full 180 degrees, allowing seats to be placed off axis without any changes in brightness or white field uniformity. The image on the Reference Studio 4K 100 material is consistent from edge-to-edge at all viewing angles.

To demonstrate this, photos were taken and posted below (the images were not re-touched).  The first one shows a projected movie in a front view, while the second shows the movie at a fairly extreme side view. Though the user would not normally sit this far off center, the photos below demonstrate the fact that in any way that you decide to arrange seating, the screen will perform with perfection from any viewpoint.  This performance extends to the height and location that you decide to mount the projector. Whether ceiling mounted and centered to the screen, or table mounted too far to the left/right of the screen, the image the screen projects back to the viewer will not degrade.


Near-Perfect Lambertian Diffuser Viewing Surface

At EluneVision, we believe the perfect screen is one where you never notice the screen surface under any conditions. In many poorly designed projection materials, the screen texture and surface will become visible to the viewer, taking away from what is being projected. In order to design a material that can be called Reference, we engineered a material that is a near perfect Lambertian diffuser.

The surface of a material exhibits Lambertian reflectance if the viewer sees the same image or brightness regardless of the viewer’s angle. From a more technical perspective, this means the incident light is scattered in all directions equally. A good example of this is an unfinished block of wood, where no matter what angle you view it, the luminance is roughly equal. In contrast, finished wood with a glossy coat of polyurethane exhibits specular highlights, which are areas of brighter luminance when viewing at different angles. While this glossy finish may be beneficial on furniture, it is the cause of numerous problems in projection screens.