- Jun 11, 2000
Really difficult to understand the reason for this, especially if masking is being removed. As a career theatre person (retired) I was always taught that you never, ever reveal bare screen, just like never broadcasting dead air in radio or tv. (Although curtainless screens override that consideration!) That would include correctly masking the image, whose function is actually to trim a clean line at the edge of the image. Changing masking was always easily done for automation with cue tape. All I can think of is digital not being able to send a cue. Truly, this is something everyone should complain about to the chain's corporate offices about (NOT the local manager, whose hands are likely tied).