PARIS — Mikros Image (www.mikrosimage.eu) is a Paris-based post house that offers high-end services for films, commercials, TV episodes, corporate communications, and video games. The studio also has subsidiaries in Belgium and Montreal, so to streamline workflows, the operation has purchased a company-wide site license of Assimilate’s Scratch finishing software and Scratch Lab dailies tool.
The purchase allows the different Mikros Image facilities, teams and freelancers to work within a streamlined and efficient data workflow from production through post. This includes dailies and data management, conform, color grading, compositing, finishing and final output to a variety of formats.
The studio often works on multiple projects simultaneously. In addition, Mikros Image also has a partnership with the LA post-production and visual effects company Eight VFX to develop a series of common projects for commercials and feature films.
“We closely reviewed and considered several workflow tools on the market,” explains Mathieu Leclercq, head of digital cinema at Mikros Image. “With a robust data toolset, Scratch emerged as one of the most complete dailies-to-finishing solutions, as well as the most cost effective, with a superior price/performance ratio. Additionally many competitive products required costly proprietary hardware, which contributes to high cost of maintenance, whereas Scratch runs on high-performance off-the-shelf computers running on Windows and the Mac OS X.”
Mikros Image is one of a number of international studios that have purchased site licenses. Other international facilities include Digital Factory (France), D-Facto Motion GmbH (Germany), Bavaria Films (Germany), Technicolor (France), Storm Post (Netherlands/Belgium), Cinesite (UK/Canada), Prasad/Efx (India), Cinecolor & Metrovision (Argentina), Cinecolor (Mexico), and Cinecolor (Colombia).