Spectrum Films Celebrates half a Century with Mistika

Celebrating its 50-year anniversary, Fox Studios Australia based specialist editorial facilities provider Spectrum Films has selected Mistika to drive its expansion of high-end colour grading, finishing and DI using SGO’s proven technology at the helm. This is the first real-time 4K-capable Mistika system in Australia, and includes advanced DI grading as well as DCP tools enabling encrypted or un-encrypted DCP creation directly from camera raw and other media files directly off the timeline.

Spectrum Films, who have played host to productions such as The Matrix, Wolverine and more recently, The Great Gatsby, spent almost six months trialling the system before making their decision. Rob Puru, Chief Technical Engineer explained “We used Mistika on various real-life test projects as part of our extended evaluation process. These included reality TV, a TV commercial, short film, theatrical documentary plus camera and lens tests for a major new feature.”

Courtesy Spectrum Films - from left, Adam Scott (General Manager), Josh Pomeranz (Managing Director), Naomii Sinclair (Business Manager), Rob Puru (Chief Technical Engineer) (800x6-1

Courtesy Spectrum Films – from left, Adam Scott (General Manager), Josh Pomeranz (Managing Director), Naomii Sinclair (Business Manager), Rob Puru (Chief Technical Engineer) (800×6-1

Adam Scott, General Manager at Spectrum Films commented “As we looked in detail at the completeness and overall efficiencies the contender systems could provide, Mistika’s intelligent design and efficient use of shared SAN storage made such good sense. We are already handling camera raw files at over 6K resolution, so having a system where everything can work from just one shared copy of such large files is a massive advantage to our clients.”

Stuart Monksfield of Mojo Media Solutions, SGO’s official Asia Pacific Reseller Partner added “It’s been a pleasure to spend so much time with the team at Spectrum Films these past few months, and I am extremely happy they have decided to adopt Mistika to lead their expansion.”

Spectrum Films has catered to the post-production needs of the Australia Film and Television industry for 50 years. Today, under the lead of Managing Director, Josh Pomeranz, and General Manager, Adam Scott, the company has expanded to include strategic alliances, investments and a strong international presence. The recent growth adds to Spectrum’s stellar reputation of being the post-production facility of choice for countless feature films, television productions, and documentaries. Spectrum Films has been the post-production facility of choice for national and international productions, including The Great Gatsby, Wolverine, The Sapphires, The Matrix and more recently The Railway Man, House Husbands, Packed To The Rafters, A Place To Call Home, Love Child, The Water Diviner and Alex Proyas’ latest feature God’s Of Egypt which has recently commenced shooting at Fox Studios in Sydney. Visit them at www.spectrumfilms.com.au

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