OPERATING SYSTEMS:


- Windows 10 (64 bit)


- macOS: High Sierra and Mojave (older versions are unsupported and will not work). Catalina has not been tested yet so it is not a supported platform.


- Linux : CentOS 7.4 (Other distributions different than CentOS 7.4 may work or not,  but there is no warranty.  We are actively working to support more linux versions in next Workflows versions, but currently  CentOS 7.4 is the only supported distribution (same as Mistika Ultima)



IMAGE FORMAT CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING AND TRANSCODING:


A good part of the Mistika Workflows processing is made in the GPU: Transcoding some image formats,  using display filters, resolution changes, colour transformations, etc. For that reason a decent GPU is highly recommended. 


If you need to decode R3D or Arri files or to encode h264 or h265/HEVC it is recommended to use a modern NVidia board, as only that brand permits to decode R3D and encode H264/h256 using the GPU, which is much faster than the CPUs.


The rest of compressed codecs are purely based on CPU and can take advantage of as many CPU cores as available. Among others: Apple Prores, EXR compressed, J2K, MXF compressed, etc.


Uncompressed codecs (DPX, EXR uncompressed, Tiff16, Mistika JS, ...) do not require significant GPU or CPU processing, but logically they are very sensitive to storage access speed.


RAM: It depends on the resolution and complexity of the workflows. A minimum of 8GB is recommended.