Studio l’Equipe Upgrades with Mistika

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Brussels-based Studio l’Equipe has installed a Mistika 4K system with a Mistika Assist station to help accelerate the post-production process. Both Mistikas are connected to a 72TB SAN storage system. Marking its 50th anniversary this year Studio l’Equipe says it is the only full service post-production studio in Belgium to offer comprehensive post-production facilities at a single site.
The company's various departments include film rushes and digital labs offering editing color grading sound subtitling and screening services. There are three branches: one in France and two sites in Belgium. The film and HD rushes lab provides complete digital dailies solutions that integrate the storage back up transcoding and quality control of rushes. CEO of Studio l'Equipe Philippe Bosman said “We have literally acquired one of the best color grading systems around from SGO - the Mistika as used on high profile international film projects that include Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin; Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy and closer to home Asterix and Obelix: On Her Majesty’s Service. The past five years have brought a significant change in the industry with increasingly advanced high-end digital cameras and the challenges that come with them which include file capture and color space formats. Digital projection has also taken over from 35mm at tremendous speed bringing new exciting developments such as 48 or 60 frames per second and 4K technology where Mistika leads in this area.” Bosman said “With  Mistika we have a powerful system that has the capability to fulfill many functions that include compositing DCP creation exporting video formats carrying-out out 3D colorimetric and geometric corrections and above all handling most capture formats in native form. Mistika is a complete system capable of responding to the current and future changes in our profession and is truly unique.” Jose Luis Acha regional sales manager at SGO concludes “We are delighted that Studio l'Equipe has placed Mistika at the centre of their color grading chain to complete their workflow pipeline. Studio l'Equipe was looking to invest in a post-production solution with the additional benefits of first-rate color grading and the option of stereoscopic 3D functionality which they found in Mistika. SGO’s technology is ahead of the game in DI and stereoscopic editing and is considered an asset for forward thinking companies such as Studio l'Equipe that plan ahead.” Films and documentaries currently being post produced using Mistika at Studio l'Equipe include Welcome to Fukushima Le Prix du Pain Algerian feature Titi Chez Nous C'est 3 Dutch feature Zwarte Zee and short film titled Eliot. The company has worked on many other feature film projects with titles that include Number Station A Perdre la Raison; Little Black Spiders; Sammy 2 3D and Maddened by his Absence.