At NAB 2013, on Booth SL10321, SGO is showcasing its industry-leading broadcast and post solutions, the world-leading line of powerful Mistika DI and Stereo 3D production solutions. Headlines include the launch of Mistika Air, the complete real-time Ultra HD Solution for Intelligent Broadcast, including highly paralleled HD – Ultra HD – 4K – 8K operation with multiple codecs, enabling broadcasters with cost-effective, high-end production tools. New Mistika Post V7.5 developments will also be showcased at NAB, making Mistika the true differentiator in a crowded and devalued market. Mistika V7.5 combines next generation colour grading tools, in an ACES Compliant environment, with advanced editorial, VFX, finishing, and more.
The prolific film-making team behind the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ franchise, Bad Robot Productions, has invested in a Mistika conform and Stereo 3D system to serve as the centrepiece of its rapidly growing in-house production services operation, Kelvin Optical. Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, Mistika will be significantly involved in the finishing of Star Trek Into Darkness.
The Farm Group, award-winning London-based full-service post production facility, has significantly added to its colour grading and workflow resources through the purchase of a Mistika system at its Soho Headquarters. Following an extensive search for a future-proof solution that would move the facility beyond HD capability, the timing was ideal for The Farm to invest in Mistika.
High-end post production facility, The Look along with its Mistika, was responsible for the stunning colour grading and finishing, of the epic Queen Concert film titled Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ‘86 for Eagle Rock Entertainment and Queen Productions. As part of the successful 1986 Magic Tour, which was Freddie Mercury’s last, Hungary was included on the tour schedule. With three years to go before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the landmark event marked the very first rock concert from the West to take place behind the Iron Curtain.
SGO Mistika’s unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey”
It took a world first behind the scenes workflow in order for The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey to become the first large scale wide release feature film to be exhibited in 48 frames per second.
When industry veteran and Mistika VFX Artist and Colourist, David Cox was asked to post produce a high-resolution, wide-screen presentation to be projected onto a seventy-metre wide screen for The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Mistika was the obvious choice.
Leading Hong Kong facility Post Production Office Group (PO Group), founded in 2003 by famous Hong Kong entrepreneur and actor, Nicholas Tse, has invested in Mistika’s technology. The Company is the largest post production house in Hong Kong, which grosses over one billion Hong Kong dollars annually with branches in Shanghai, Hong Kong and now in Beijing. PO Group purchased from SGO, a 4K Stereo Mistika System, a Mistika Assist Station and an SGO SAN to support their Stereo 3D and high end Colour Grading services for film and commercials projects for its newly launched Beijing branch.
SGO’s Mistika was used at London’s ONSIGHT for the stereoscopic 3D post production of RealD and the Royal Opera House’s co-production of one of the world’s finest operas, Puccini’s Madam Butterfly in 3D for the first time ever. The sophisticated masterpiece entitled Madam Butterfly 3D was filmed last summer during live performances at the prestigious Covent Garden venue and released exclusively in RealD 3D-equipped theatres beginning spring 2012.
SGO is delighted to announce that its Mistika post production system and technology has received the prestigious BIRTV 2012 AWARD for the most Outstanding Product. SGO presented its flagship product Mistika at China’s major broadcasting industry trade show, BIRTV (Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition) again this year. BIRTV provides an inspiring platform for creatives by showcasing cutting-edge technology in a rapidly growing marketplace, and is attended by over 55 000 people across the globe annually.
Award-winning KANDOR Graphics, one of Europe’s foremost CG animation production studios has invested in a Mistika post production system. A technology company that produces high-end animated short and feature films, KANDOR chose Mistika for many reasons, one of which includes the fact that Mistika is powerful and offers unbeatable versatility in order to support animation feature films in 2D and Stereo 3D.