By Simon Ray
Head of Operations and Engineering
Goldcrest Post, London
Today is picture day, and I definitely earned my expenses. A day full of meetings and demos that were all interesting and enlightening in their own ways. Quantel was first. They were showing us the new features in the Pablo Rio, which is their top of the range picture finishing system which now runs on readily available hardware. This differs from their previous systems which ran on their own proprietary hardware. Pablo Rio has some great features (and a lousy name) and performs well at 4k and beyond. Continue reading →
SGO, manufacturers of Mistika, introduced Mamba FX. Mamba FX is a stunningly cost-effective node-based, shot-based, Windows-based effects software package. Mamba FX is effectively the full subset of effects tools that live in Mistika.
Mamba FX allows capture of all the same camera codecs/file formats as Mystika.
Mamba FX has the same stabilizing, speed change, compositing, tracking, text, color, and 3D tools as Mystika. In my understanding the only tools that have been removed are the Stereoscopic toolset. Continue reading →