SGO releases a massive upgrade of Mistika Workflows, packed with exciting new features, enhancements and additional nodes

Published On: September 9th, 2021

A substantial release of Mistika Workflows is now available to all users, introducing many new and improved functionalities, additional task and input nodes and several other exciting enhancements throughout the software.


“Mistika Workflows unlocks faster, smarter and easier standard content creation workflows for any media (post)production facility. However, its true power lies in the personalized use and custom development we have been doing for a significant number of customers all over the world over the past months. With a 100% tailored solution, Mistika Workflows is truly able to eliminate repetitive tasks and optimize resources,” shared Geoff Mills, Managing Director at SGO.

New codecs, tasks and upgraded functionalities

Among the new nodes, Mistika Workflows users are now able to find several different new tasks facilitating Panasonic media encoding, decoding and metadata management. This latest version also unlocks the automatic creation of an XML file with the industry-required ADI format, following the Cablelabs V 1.1 and V 3.0 standards, XAVC and XDCAM codecs.

Example Python nodes have also been added to further simplify advanced customization of Mistika Workflows, enabling personalized use of watermark with CSV files and creation of custom node paths for different workflows. The list of input nodes has been further expanded, adding Auto Trigger feature, BRAW files, Panasonic P2, Panasonic 8KP2 and Sony XDROOT media pack support. 

FTP upload and download are now even more efficient due to the additional parameters that enable advanced media management and selection criteria. Aspera Client node has also been upgraded, adding SSL certificate login support, enhanced automatic naming options and allowing the users to decide how much bandwidth they want to dedicate to Aspera file transfers.

Expanded Watcher and Transcoding nodes

Based on Mistika Workflows users feedback, the functionality of transcoding nodes has been further expanded, adding the most common output resolution templates, a frame rate retimer and clip’s timecode overwrite feature among others. The Watcher node has also been updated with the “Add Root” property and “Delete After Processing” option. Debayering RAW media is now even easier due to the new input option for ARRI, R3D, Canon and Sony nodes.

Another important highlight of this new version is the metadata embed in the render, containing all the relevant information such as Tape Name, Color Space and others. To see the complete list of additional nodes, new features and other improvements check out the release notes available HERE.