Handling raw material

October 25th, 2015

I just went through a nightmare, conforming a short project shot on GoPro. What should have been a one hour job took two full days to do, because the framerates were wrong and there were ten sets of files with

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Comp3D builder

March 13th, 2014

It’s been months since I first created this, but I guess I just forgot to post it here …
gravityeyelids.com/cb is an online tool for procedurally creating Comp3D setups for Mistika. It’s an real time saver when it comes to …

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Mistika and ProRes output

August 29th, 2012
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.
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JS clean for Mistika 6.5

April 30th, 2012

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,  …

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EMP 0.3 update

July 21st, 2011
The release candidate for EMP 0.3 is out. Get it here, and enjoy the following tools:
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Mistika project shortcut

March 28th, 2011

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.…

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Reverse compositing – now with video!

March 24th, 2011

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.
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orb update

March 13th, 2011
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. I've made a new front page where all public postings will appear, and the upload page has also been given an overhaul. 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!
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There’s an app for that

March 5th, 2011

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 …

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Online Reel Browser (and a couple of nice stacks)

February 14th, 2011
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!
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