SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS:


- Windows 10 64 bit, Windows 11 64 bit. 


- macOS: Big Sur, Catalina, High Sierra and Mojave (older versions are unsupported and will not work).  


Note: M1 systems are not yet supported.


- Linux : CentOS 7.4 - 7.8 64bit (Other distributions may work or not,  but there is no warranty and they may require some manual work to make it work.  We are actively working to support more linux versions in next Workflows versions, but currently  CentOS 7.4 - 7.8 are the only supported distributions (same as for Mistika Ultima).



HARDWARE CONSIDERATIONS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING AND TRANSCODING:


Mistika Workflows does not work in text only mode servers. It requires a GPU installed and an active graphics context.


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 having a modern GPU is highly recommended, but it does not need to be high end, for example a small GeForce is normally enough for excellent performance.


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 is supported 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. Using NVMe storage or a high speed disk array is higly recommended for those formats.


RAM: It depends on the resolution and complexity of the workflows. 

Minimum RAM: 8GB

Recommended RAM: 16GB (or more for complex cases)