Mistika Workflows introduces end-to-end intelligent Metadata and Media Management, unlocking next-gen post workflows

Published On: October 26th, 2022

SGO released a massive upgrade of its Media Management, Transcoding and Delivery solution Mistika Workflows, adding several new smart features to further optimize content delivery processes and take the Metadata Management to a whole new level.

Smart and Automated Metadata Management with no mistakes

One of the major emphasis of the latest developments are intelligent functionalities facilitating end-to-end metadata integration in the trending post-production workflows.

“Efficient and meticulous metadata management has become the industry standard and requirement for every (post) facility delivering content to OTT platforms or major distribution companies,” comments Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO at SGO and the “brain” behind Mistika Workflows.
“The newly integrated set of dedicated features provides the users with absolute control to completely automate and customize their metadata management tasks.” 

Maintaining relevant metadata throughout the whole post pipeline, or even modify and add the details to the metadata file, such as production team, scene or shooting information.
The ability to export the metadata to an XMP or CSV format, unlocks the communication with other post software, such as DaVinci Resolve or Silverstack. 

Introducing Dynamic tokens and tags in Name Conventions

As a perfect complement to fully automated metadata management, a new token system has been added to the Name Convention. This smart tool enables the creation of dynamic name conventions and paths based on the file’s metadata. Users can select among several different tokens, such as resolution, color space or framerate. 

Smart Conform Filtering

Media management was another big focus of this latest release, introducing new features that further facilitate delivery processes. With the new Smart Conform filtering, Mistika Workflows is now capable of exclusively conforming the files that have been used in the final edit, filtering from XML, EDL or AAF files. 

The media can now also be classified by extension, with the ability to add/remove the extensions by the user’s preference. 

Extended VFX and templates support 

Additional features allowing the manipulation of the media have also been added to Mistika Workflows. 3D LUTs can now be applied to your media automatically, being generated in Mistika Boutique or in any other program. With the framing node you’re now able to automatically apply any of the framing operations to your media, including resolution change, transform, rescale and crop.  

Another great news to announce in this version is the render farm integration, currently supporting Deadline. RND support has also been added, opening unlimited ways of its implementation and facilitating the automation of the repetitive tasks. For example – users can save a specific stitch they performed in Mistika VR or Boutique as an .rnd file and then batch apply it to as many files as needed. The same philosophy applies for the VFX,
Color Management and other tasks – depending on your needs.

Enhanced Virtual Production 

Everyone involved in the Virtual Production and Immersive Media creation will find several new features that will significantly facilitate their workflows, including automatic stitch refiner feature, STMaps application and 7th Sense integration. 

“We believe that these new features paired with the exceptional power of Mistika Workflows to connect and automate different tasks is a game-changer for everyone who creates and delivers media content,” concludes Miguel Angel Doncel.