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Charlie Austin
Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 8:16:36 pm
Last Edited By Charlie Austin on Nov 13, 2015 at 8:17:04 pm

Supposedly, this company will be adding fcpxml support to Mamba/Mistika. Looks pretty cool.

http://www.sgo.es/home-2/

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Shawn Miller
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 9:02:19 pm

[Charlie Austin] "Supposedly, this company will be adding fcpxml support to Mamba/Mistika. Looks pretty cool.

http://www.sgo.es/home-2/"


Great software... not exactly free though.

Shawn



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Charlie Austin
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 9:12:10 pm
Last Edited By Charlie Austin on Nov 13, 2015 at 9:14:35 pm

[Shawn Miller] "not exactly free though.
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True, but neither is Resolve if you want any of the "advanced" features or the control surfaces. It's another option, and the software (Mamba) really isn't that expensive compared to the other players...

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Shawn Miller
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:07:10 pm

[Charlie Austin] "True, but neither is Resolve if you want any of the "advanced" features or the control surfaces. It's another option, and the software (Mamba) really isn't that expensive compared to the other players..."

Sorry, my comment was more or less tongue in cheek... people really like free. I think Mamba FX is a tremendous value... but the free version of Fusion pretty much does the same thing.

Shawn



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David Mathis
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 9:25:49 pm

I have thought about migrating to Nuke Studio but that is expensive. Despite some quirks with Resolve, staying with it and Fusion. Just added Sapphire to the mix.

The magnetic timeline, it's magnetic-o-matic!



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Ricardo Marty
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:24:18 pm

How much do these products cost? couldn't find it in the web site

Ricardo Marty


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Charlie Austin
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:26:36 pm

[Ricardo Marty] "How much do these products cost? couldn't find it in the web site
"


http://www.sgo.es/buy_mambafx/

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Ronny Courtens
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:58:47 pm

Mamba is very cheap for what it does. And its power is unrivaled.

BTW: SGO Mistika was used as the finishing tool for the first major movie ever that has been cut in FCP X: http://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/in-action/detective-dee/

- Ronny


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Tim Wilson
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:48:11 pm

[Ronny Courtens] "Mamba is very cheap for what it does. And its power is unrivaled. "

Can you say a little more about this?

Also, at the risk of veering off topic (?!?! what?), there's not much in the article about HOW they used SGO in a unique way, or for unique tasks. Can you say more about that as well?

But mostly, I'm interested in your unrivaled power observation.

Thanks!


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 14, 2015 at 12:22:59 am

SGO Mistika has also been the finishing tool of choice for Peter Jackson's folks. Stereo 3D, conforming, color correction.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
Orlando, FL
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Charlie Austin
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 14, 2015 at 12:27:12 am

[Oliver Peters] "SGO Mistika has also been the finishing tool of choice for Peter Jackson's folks. Stereo 3D, conforming, color correction."

Seems it's been used on quite a few high profile projects... http://www.sgo.es/on-screen/

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Shawn Miller
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 14, 2015 at 12:33:12 am

[Ronny Courtens] "Mamba is very cheap for what it does. And its power is unrivaled."

I agree that Mamba is very powerful, but what in your mind makes it better than Nuke, Fusion or Blender?

Shawn



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David Mathis
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 15, 2015 at 8:12:07 pm

Curious to know myself.

The magnetic timeline, it's magnetic-o-matic!



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Walter Soyka
Re: Resolve/Fusion alternative?
on Nov 16, 2015 at 2:43:53 pm

I used Mamba for a few shots during the beta a couple years ago. It's very fast and interactive, with a fully-GPU-accelerated architecture. Keying was good. SGO's optical flow tools are outstanding (and real-time!). Did I mention it was fast and interactive?

Ultimately, I didn't jump in with both feet because we don't do a ton of shot-based work, and Mamba suffers (for me) from a couple of problems: the UI/UX is highly idiosyncratic (understatement), and there are not a lot of freelancers using it.

Is Mamba better than Nuke/Fusion? I wouldn't say that -- I'd say it's different -- but Ronny's certainly right that you get a lot of features and performance for very little money.

Walter Soyka
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