The ultimate production-based workstation, enabling decisions to be made in real-time within a live broadcast environment. Includes application of Mistika’s feature-set, on-location, in real-time to live camera feeds for correction and playback, on-set previews and pre-visualisation of effects.
“From my point of view, Mistika Live is an absolute must-have for production workflow, as it not only enables the director to analyseand fix all the stereoscopic 3D detail which include disparities and alignments in real-time, but it also tests and prepares the footage for the post production process. Mistika Live complements our current technology portfolio here at On Sight and presents a significantly cost-effective and post production time-saving application which is ideal for our requirements.”
- Simon Craddock, CEO, On Sight, London, UK
Live On-set Image Management in Real-time and in Stereo 3D
Ultimate on-set time-saving workstation that offers cost-effective quality control. An essential tool that enables shooting adjustments in real-time, as well as creation of dailies, media files and editorial data.
Complete Production Solution with Real-time Results for 2D and Stereo 3D Projects
Enables on-set analysis and fixes, critical for Stereo 3D detail, including correction of disparities and alignments in real-time, including testing and preparation of footage for post production.
Real-time Live Geometry and Colour Correction
Mistika’s advanced stereoscopic geometry and colour correction tools used on-set as a preview facility, or in demanding live broadcast environment for corrections “on-the-fly” in real-time, Stereo 3D and in high quality.
Mistika Live is the ultimate viewing station in an on-set live Stereoscopic 3D environment and a powerful new Stereoscopic 3D production tool to correct the geometry and colour of Stereo 3D live on-set.
Mistika Live extends the market leading stereoscopic 3D post production tools of Mistika into the production environment. The application is a specialised Mistika hardware and software configuration which is also available as part of the toolset in Mistika.
Mistika Live enables Mistika’s stereoscopic geometry correction and colour correction tools to be used either on-set as a preview facility while shooting, or in the demanding live environment where camera feeds are corrected “on the fly”.
Taking a stereo feed from dual HD-SDI inputs, Mistika Live can make geometry adjustments to match the stereo camera line-up, as well as colour matching, to correct any colour differences that arise between the cameras. The result can be viewed in real-time, live and in Stereo 3D.
As a common standard, Stereoscopic 3D cameras are often set to shoot in a “parallel” configuration, which means they are converged on infinity. Although this provides the most flexible set-up for further post production, the resulting images are hard to watch on-set because all objects in the scene will be in a negative parallax, which means the image will appear to be emerging from the screen, due to the camera’s lack of convergence settings. This is normally corrected in post with a simple convergence shift, however, Mistika Live allows this to happen live on set, thus making the shots easy to evaluate at the time.
Furthermore, Mistika Live allows for additional colour corrections, with or without the use of a Look Up Table (LUT) to correctly transform the cameras’ outputs. The feeds to Mistika Live and its corrections can be maintained as HD MPEG 4 Dailies. These can then either be used for reference, or edited together on Mistika Live’s timeline, in order to convey the progress and status of the production as well as highlight any other stereoscopic issues that might affect the edit. All corrections can then be exported to a Mistika post production system, as initial starting setting for online post production, to ensure the finishing process is streamlined and seamless.
The main focus of Mistika Live is to provide a valuable tool, that not only enables the production team to watch a live shoot easily on-set, but to also to make the required corrections for immediate viewing, and as an initial set of non-destructive starting parameters for later on-line post-production for the finishing stage.
Mistika Live presents a significantly cost-effective and time-saving application, with the pre-visualisation tools within Mistika Live facilitating the creative process in both production and post.
Mistika Live not only enables the production team to analyse and fix all the stereo 3D details, including image disparities, alignments, and colour imbalances, in real-time, but it also tests and prepares the footage for the post process.