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FotoKem Adds Two New Mistika DI Suites


LR-FotoKemFotoKem has added two new Mistika 4K systems at its Burbank facility. The systems will share an SGO-configured SAN, supporting FotoKem’s high frame rate, 3D and digital intermediate/color services.

“We are thoughtful and diligent in our choices of tools and technologies,” said FotoKem’s Mike Brodersen, VP of strategy. “After meeting with the Mistika team, we are confident that this system will provide the powerful features we need to support our clients and enable them to work the way they want.”

Mistika brings editing, color grading, DI, image restoration, VFX, advanced graphics, together in one system, supporting stereoscopic production, high frame rates and resolutions up to 5K.

The Mistika systems were supplied by local SGO partner AArmadillo CEO Colin Ritchie. “With decreasing margins and worldwide competition it’s important to make informed technology business decisions and stay ahead of the pack,” said Ritchie. “Satisfying the studio’s requirements to do something different with HFR’s and increasing resolutions above 2K for theatrical and broadcast delivery requires careful informed technology planning. FotoKem’s choice of the Mistika systems will ensure they are well prepared for whatever Hollywood can think up next.”

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