MIST





MASTERING REVOLUTION

MIST revolutions the mastering process by offering in one unique solution unrivalled features for the creation of any type of masters or file packages from any type and resolution of source media.

From the RAW data to the final project, MIST provides dailies management, multiple formats transcoding, extensive editing and conforming tools, advanced color grading and color management features, image enhancement and conversion tools.

Whatever the type of master you need to deliver, MIST offers the most intuitive and evident workflow to create masters and versions of DCP, IMF or any broadcast package.

DESIGNED FOR FLEXIBILITY

MIST is composed of a base module, the MIST Core functionalities, and of a choice of different mastering packages and image enhancement tools in option.

MIST CORE FUNCTIONALITIES

MIST is built around an NLE time-line that allows the mix of file types and image resolution.

Powerful functionalities include:

  • Simultaneous de-Bayer and playback of RAW footage in real-time, in 2D and Stereo3D, at the camera's native resolution, up to 4K 60 FPS
  • Camera video output capture in real-time up to 4K
  • On-the-fly resizing (pan&scan, aspect ratio) and down-sampling
  • Conforming from compositions in XML (from Final Cut Pro), AAF and OMF formats and support for transitions
  • Sound synchronization
ADVANCED COLOR SCIENCE
  • Mix color spaces in the same time-line with per clip 3D LUT management
  • Direct output of XYZ color space when working with a DCI projector
  • Raw parameters management integrated in the grading pipe-line
  • Extensive Color Grading features, including Secondary corrections, keyers and trackers
  • ACES 1.1 support from dailies to deliverables, including DCP and IMF
  • Stereo3D tool set including convergence management, automatic color balance function or keystone effects management
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT AND CONVERSION TOOLS

MIST offers fully integrated DVO image processing software tools, worldwide known for presenting the best image manipulation tools for restoration, enhancement and format conversion.

VIDEO PIPELINE ACTIVE DIAGRAM

Instantly visualize your video pipeline from the source to the target displays, including color conversions and image resolutions applied in your composition.

RENDERING FLOWGRAPH

MIST manages the simple outputs formats the Rendering Flowgraph. Renders are built in parallel, and from each source (the content on the timeline), an infinity of versions can be created on-the-fly or using rendering templates: codec, resizing, color space conversion, subtitles, soundfields, image range or overlays are part of the rendering settings.

MASTER COMPLIANT AND
TRUSTFUL SMPTE DCPs

  • Preview images, subtitles and sound at full resolution, natively
  • Easy conforming of mastering clips (rating screen, production visuals)
  • Color Space Chromatic Adaptation for a perfect DCI XYZ transformation (6 models available)
  • HFR and AFR (Archival Frame Rate) support
  • Support for Dolby Cinema
  • Support for Eclair Color
  • DCP from ACES content
  • DCP real-time playback at 2K or 4K, included encrypted DCP
  • DCP versioning (supplemental packages)
  • Multiple packages handling
  • Rewrapping, including from Interop to SMPTE packages
  • GPU accelerated JPEG2000 processing allows industry's highest performance for encoding and decoding
EDIT, ADJUST, MODIFY YOUR CONTENT
  • Modify Composition length, create the DCP reels, add markers
  • Edition of subtitles (size, font, location) and spotting list navigation
  • Subtitles support includes MXF, PNG, XML InterOp (Texas Instruments CineCanvas) and XML SMPTE (D-Cinema SMPTE 428-7)
  • Support for Close Caption (MXF SMPTE Timed Text)
SECURITY & CONTROL
  • Trust your content using Asset Inspector and Validation tools
  • Track essence encryption
  • Key Delivery Message creation (KDM & DKDM)
  • Free access to KEYMaster for KDM deliveries and management
  • Support for NexGuard Forensic video and audio Watermarking, including NexGuard Manager
AUDIO SUPPORT
  • Dolby ATMOS support
  • DTS:X support
  • Audio synchronization
  • Audio channels mix matrix
  • Stereo down mix from 5.1 and 7.1 audio for monitoring

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE IMF WORKFLOW

CREATE IMF PACKAGES IN A CLEAR, INNOVATIVE WAY
  • Intuitive and clear user interface
  • Support for App #2/2e Studio Profile, App #4 Cinema Mezzanine and App #5 ACES (latest SMPTE publications)
  • Support of specification IMF Broadcast & Online
  • Supported JPEG 2000 profiles include Broadcast profiles up to BPC L7 and IMF profiles 16 bit
  • Import & direct playback of IMF packages up to 4K in real-time
  • IMF creation directly from an ACES source media
  • Extraction of essences from existing IMF packages
  • Multi packages handling
  • Support for draft ST-2067-9 Sidecar Composition Map
SECURITY & CONTROL
  • Asset Inspector and Validation tools to verify a packaged IMF
  • IMF validation using Photon
  • Support for NexGuard Forensic video and audio Watermarking, including NexGuard Manager
VERSIONING
  • Transwraping between IMF applications
  • Easy creation of Output Profile List (OPLs) using the FlowGraph
  • Custom processes applied on the OPLs: Color Space conversions, LUTs, resizing
SUPPORTED APPLICATIONS
  • Application 2, 2e (Studio Profile)
  • Application 4 (Cinema Mezzanine)
  • Application 5 (ACES) and Academy Digital Source Master
  • IMF ProRes RDD45
  • TSP 2121 Application DPP (ProRes)

FLEXIBILITY AND CONFIDENCE

EXTENDED HDR MASTERING FEATURES
  • Support for full ITU BT-2100 workflow: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, ST-2094-40, ST-2094-10 and HLG
  • On-the-fly cross conversions between the standards
  • Up and down conversions (SDR / HDR)
  • Secondary corrections for the luminance
  • HDR capable Color Management System
DOLBY VISION SUPPORT
  • Support for Dolby Vision 2.6 and 4.0
  • Support for CMU external device and software CMU
  • Color grading in Dolby Vision


MASTERING DISPLAY REMOTE CONTROL
MIST has the unique capacity to remote control the Mastering Display device and automatically sets the monitor according to the color space, EOTF and luminance levels information enclosed in the media or set by the user (ST-2086 Mastering Display Color Volume Metadata), giving the operator full confidence in the image displayed.

HDR MONITORING
  • HDR analysis tool to measure MaxFALL and the MaxCLL, Gammut and frame average PQ statistics
  • DMCVT Metadata Inspector to verify Dynamic metadata
  • Scopes with HDR mode, displaying Nits values
  • Out of Luminance control in Zebra mode
  • Export of HDR analysis in PDF and XML
  • Transport of dynamic metadata in HDMI (depending on video IO board)

FOR BROADCAST AND ONLINE CONTENT PROVIDERS

MIST is able to play, master, transcode, convert and control all the file formats requested today by broadcasters and OTT content providers, including their particular delivery specifications.

With full compliance and interoperability with industry standards and recommendations (AMWA, DPP, EBU, NABA and SMPTE), MIST supported formats includes:

  • AS-11, including DPP AS-11 X
  • AS-10 AMWA
  • AS-02 packages
  • SONY XDCAM deliverables
  • Support for H264 and H265 codecs in read and write
  • Support for MKV container (YouTube)
  • Packaging for iTunes deliveries
  • Support for CEA-608 and CEA-708 closed captions
  • Support for BDN Subtitles (Blu-ray authoring)
  • Support for EBU R128 Loudness
MASTERING USING UMD

The Unified Master Delivery (UMD) is a dedicated interface allowing the creation of multiple types of deliverable requiring specific packaging and metadata in an automated way. The UMD also permits the versioning of content without re-encoding the assets.

Packages available in the UMD include today Apple iTunes, AS02/AS10/AS11-DPP, MXF J2K op1a Fox/HBO, Disney & Netflix DSM and Fox ISR & ISM and Degeto.

DELIVERY SPECIFICATIONS SUPPORT

MIST packages content according to the delivery specifications chosen: naming convention, files organization, manifests or sidecars are automatically created at the encoding phase.

Current delivery specifications support include:

  • Apple iTunes
  • AS-11 DPP / AS02 / AS10
  • MXF J2K op1a Fox/HBO
  • MXF J2K op1a Fox/HBO
  • Disney DSM
  • Netflix DSM
  • Fox ISR and ISM
  • Degeto