There’s no official support from ProRes output in Mistika yet, but using Baptiste Coudurier’s fantastic ffmbc we can still encode them on linux.
From version 6.5, Mistika is no longer tied to using a static path for all .js files. This is good news, but also means my old jsClean.py script will not work properly from anymore.
I’ve therefore made a new script, …
The release candidate for EMP 0.3 is out. Get it here, and enjoy the following tools:
This might seem useless to some of you, but if you’re like me, you easily get tired of doing the same things over again. Like browsing to your project directory outside Mistika because the built-in file manager ain’t always enough.…
If you’ve used Mistika (or any other software) for compositing images with an alpha channel, you’ve probably had challenges with premultiplied or matted colors. Mistikas Comp3D layers have a parameter labeled Attributes Premultiply* which let’s you work as if the image was never premultiplied as all. This works well for with basic premultiplied/black matted images, but what if it’s matted against another color or even a background image? Let’s have a look at how to get around this and even use white-matted PSD’s directly in Mistika.
I’ve just finished putting in support for all effect names and colors in the Online Reel Browser, and it’s getting more useful every day.
Although images can be uploaded, they are not shown yet, so that’s probably the next thing on my list. I will also be creating an interface to modify your own uploads, so stay tuned!
PS: From what I see, no one other than me has even tried uploading anything yet. C’mon now!
We recently installed two Projectiondesign cineo32 projectors at Hocus Focus, and the lamps in these need to be on for about an hour before the light stabilizes, which means you have to keep them turned on during the night …
I’ve parsed Mistika reels to web sites before, and on the Hocus Focus intranet, we can read group names and lengths, and notes for any active Mistika project on our SAN.
But how cool wouldn’t it be to see the actual timeline in a browser? I started the ORB (Online Reel Browser) as an experiment, but now that the basic platform is up and running, I realize this could be a great way to share stacks and reels with other people!