SGO launches Mistika Version 5 at NAB 2010

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Leading the Stereo 3D Revolution
2D & S3D – Native Formats – Colour Grading – Truly Open
All in one complete real-time finishing system

12 – 15 April 2010 – Stand SL4511 – Las Vegas:

If you’re going to NAB in April, we would be delighted to meet you there.

SGO will be unveiling Mistika Version 5.0 at NAB, revealing one of the most significant software releases to date, with a brand new interface for maximum user acceptability as well as a set of stunning new stereoscopic 3D and 2D tools.

Stereoscopic 3D is the buzzword again this year and SGO’s Mistika has been recognised as “the most capable system in the market for stereoscopic 3D finishing” according to Framestore’s Director of Technology Steve Prescott. Mistika has been taking London by storm, generating a lot of excitement because of its 2D and 3D capability and speed.

British Sky Broadcasting have chosen Mistika as a core system for their 3D channel launch and utilised Mistika’s stereoscopic finishing ability for their channel’s 3D cinema advert shown before Avatar. “SGO’s Mistika was the clear choice for Sky… Mistika fitted in perfectly with its open platform and has just worked from day one… The support provided by SGO has been excellent and we certainly would not have been able to produce the amount of diverse content so quickly without Mistika.” stated Sarah Cloutier, VFX Manager, Sky Creative.

Mistika also boasts an impressive 2D post production toolset with advanced editing, compositing, colour correcting and film restoration tools. Each of these interacts seamlessly with the next in a fluid interface and many work in real-time without any need for rendering, even at resolutions up to 4K. All of the main features of the system, including its mind-blowing stereoscopic 3D functionality and native format workflows, will be demonstrated by some of the industry’s most accomplished demo artists and experienced Mistika visual effects artists.

Sky, Framestore, Molinare, BTV, Infinia, On Sight, The Club, Preditors, El Colorado and many other facilities have chosen Mistika as their first choice so be sure to stop by the SGO booth to find out why the industry is getting so excited about this incredible technology.

You can find out about all of these exciting developments at the SGO Mistika stand, where the team will be delighted to discuss your creative and technical requirements.

SGO’s Booth #SL 4511 is located in the South Hall, adjacent to the 3D Pavilion. You can also use our SGO VIP code number which is NV2260 to register for the show. For further information or to reserve your place for a private Mistika demo, please email

We look forward to seeing you there!

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About SGO

SGO is a leading European developer of high-end solutions for the post production and broadcast industries and has been distributing and providing system integration and developing solutions for the film and media industries since 1993. Mistika, SGO’s high-end post production system offers a complete solution and industry-leading performance for post production across all genres from advertising, film and TV productions. Customers include Videomedia, Molinare Madrid, Concrete Post Production, Brighton TV, El Colorado, Thomson Technicolor Madrid, Real Madrid Televisión, PICTORION das werk GmbH and OPTIX Digital Pictures.

About Mistika

Mistika is a flexible high-end post production system capable of SD, HD, 2K, 4K, stereoscopic 3D with real-time Red camera and other data workflows. It seamlessly integrates timeline-based editing, conforming, infinite-layer compositing, colour grading and image restoration all in one complete system with various toolsets working together in the timeline.