Industry-adopted stitching software Mistika VR gets a quality boost with newly added official Apple ProRes and EXR DWA support

SGO announced a new release of the industry-adopted optical flow stitching software Mistika VR, including new format support, additional camera presets and performance enhancements. A highlight of the latest version is official Apple ProRes support, enabling Mistika VR users to work with and create ProRes media significantly faster than before and at the highest quality available.

“This update has considerably improved my on-site workflow, as I frequently have to make a rough stitch already on-set. I no longer have to carry a heavy desktop computer, as I am able to stitch the footage extremely fast on my Mac Book Pro,” shared Hugh Hou from CreatorUp. An overview of a rough-to-fine stitch workflow using the latest Mistika VR version with a MacBook Pro is explained in detail in this VIDEO.

Additionally, EXR DWA support was added to Mistika VR, enhancing and facilitating professional VR/360º pipelines by enabling much faster and higher quality renders.

This release is currently in the Open Beta phase and available to all existing Mistika VR customers at no extra cost. Mistika VR users can already download the latest version from their Online SGO Account.  

Release notes of Mistika VR 8.8.10 Open Beta version can be found HERE.

Mistika VR will be showcased together with other Mistika Technology-based solutions at the NAB 2019 in Las Vegas (April 8-11). Secure your demo by clicking the button below.


SGO pre-releases Mistika Boutique, a brand new full-finishing software-only solution for Windows and MacOS

A pre-release of Mistika Boutique, an all new and affordable full-finishing software solution for Windows and MacOs, is now officially available. “Everyone can take part in the Open Beta program and help us shape Mistika Boutique software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what they think,” said Geoff Mills, Managing Director at SGO, adding that participating in the Mistika Boutique Beta program is completely free of charge and open to all.


More than just a Color Grading System

Offering an extensive spectrum of fully-integrated finishing tools, essential for creating first-class content, including color grading, VFX, Stereo 3D and VR/360º, Mistika Boutique places its users at the very forefront of the content production industry that today requires versatile, adaptable and multi-skilled professionals.

“The color science behind Mistika is very solid and the color node offers everything you could possibly need. However, Mistika Boutique is much more than just a color grading system – it is a complete solution for compositing, finishing, stereoscopic work and VR,” shared Jef Grosfeld, Colorist and Finishing Artist.

Boris FX plugins for all Beta testers

Mistika Boutique integrates VFX and color grading tools into the same, unified environment, enabling the option to change parameters at any moment and providing finishing artists with much greater control and flexibility.

Leading plug-in developer, Boris FX supports the Mistika Boutique Open Beta Program by providing all testers with a one month fully working license of the Boris FX bundle: industry standard plug-ins for creative look development, title design, planar tracking, and more – Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro.

“VFX artists and colorists using Mistika Boutique have powerful new options for post-production and finishing,” says Boris Yamnitsky, founder of Boris FX. “We are pleased to work with SGO to ensure that our most popular OFX plug-ins; Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro all support this new host.

Full Finishing for Immersive content

Mistika Boutique offers a professional immersive reality toolset, ensuring perfect results working with 360º media. Being natively integrated and fully compatible with the industry-adopted stitching software Mistika VR allows a highly efficient workflow by just sharing project metadata which eliminates the need of intermediate rendering.   

Affordable and flexible payment options

After the period of beta testing, Mistika Boutique will be exclusively available through the SGO shop based on a pay-per-use business model with flexible payment options from just €99 a month. Creatives and facilities will get to choose between Personal, Immersive and Professional Mistika Boutique Edition, adapting features and functionality priced according to their needs. Mistika Boutique plans can be found HERE.  

Reserve Mistika Boutique demo @NAB 2019

Derived from globally acclaimed Hero Suite Mistika Ultima, the new Mistika Boutique will be officially launched and showcased at the NAB 2019 in Las Vegas (April 8-11).

Reserve your demo at NAB 2019, by simply clicking HERE.

SGO to host exclusive and informative Professional Sessions at NAB 2019, discussing new standards and trending topics for the Content Creation Industry

At NAB 2019 (Las Vegas, April 8-11), SGO will be introducing exclusive and informative Professional Sessions – brief specialized gatherings for media creation experts, discussing new standards, trending topics, and providing innovative solutions for the technical challenges faced during content creation. Places to the SGO Professional Sessions are limited, so reserve your spot now.


SGO Professional Sessions to be presented at the NAB 2019 are:

Color Grading Pipeline by the latest Industry Standards

Delve deep into the latest color management trends and discover how to fully embrace the advantages of ACES color space. In this complete overview, you will learn how to set up the correct environment, apply technical fixes and use ACES to create deliverables. Sign up by clicking HERE.

Content Creation, Post-production and Delivery deploying AWS 

Find out how content creation, post-production and delivery can be done faster, smarter and easier with advanced Mistika Technology solutions connected through Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and File System (EC2/EFS). Sign up by clicking HERE.

A Complete VR/360º Post-production Process

Learn how to utilize the very latest VR post-production technology to create truly immersive 360º video content: from the initial optical flow stitching to color grading and final finishing. Sign up by clicking HERE.

Full Content Delivery for HDR Workflows 

HDR content creation and delivery can cause quality control issues due to the demanding standards required by the major streaming services and studios. Explore how to optimize and simplify your HDR workflow and content delivery by using innovative Mistika Technology solutions. Sign up by clicking HERE.

VFX Compositing and Integration with the Color Grading Pipeline

Find out how to get a greater control and flexibility by working with integrated VFX and color grading tools the same unified environment.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

Places to the SGO Professional Sessions are limited, so reserve your spot now.



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