n. pl. mim·ic·ries
- The act, practice, or art of mimicking.
- An instance of mimicking.
- Biology. The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators.
Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Mimikri is a tool to conform color corrections made in standard video definition in high definition.
Mimikri does not have to know how the color correction was actually made. It analyzes the colors from the PAL/NTSC video frame by frame and applies the result to the HD video.
Mimikri will allow productions to do color correction of HD movies with standard definition video equipment. This will reduce substantially cost of color correction and/or give the director of photography more time to give the movie it's specific look.
Mimikri was developed within the Research Project
Das Digitale Kino.
This research project is a cooperation between the University of Art, Zurich, the Basel University, the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the Companies Swiss Effects and Sony Overseas SA.
The images on this site are stills from the first swiss feature film shot in HD Little Girl Blue (director: Anna Luif, director of photography: Eeva Fleig) and courtesy of Dschoint Ventschr.
© 2002 by Matthias Bürcher. The Mimikri program has been developed in Switzerland and is protected by Swiss Copyright laws and the Bern Convention (see Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property).