Preditors makes Mistika their first choice for Stereoscopic 3D, grading and finishing


“The real-time aspect of Mistika’s functionality is what really did it for us and its incredible speed… Mistika is a remarkable piece of kit that can do practically everything in real-time.”

– Reg Wrench, Managing Director, Preditors.

Soho, London, UK, 11 February 2010: SGO UK, developer of high-end solutions for the post production and broadcast markets, is pleased to announce that Preditors has purchased a Mistika 2K Post Production System with Stereoscopic 3D and DI Colour Grading options. Preditors’ main focus is to have a high end finishing system for their main suite and importantly, they want to offer stereoscopic 3D finishing to their clients which includes music videos, broadcast, film, television, commercials and graphics projects.

Reg Wrench, Managing Director of Preditors states: “We were not only interested in Mistika just for its stereo 3D capability, but for its 2D power as well. Mistika will fit in well with our Final Cut workflow here at Preditors and provides us with a real-time grading suite as well as the stereo 3D side of things too. The real-time aspect of Mistika’s functionality is what really did it for us and its incredible speed is a distinct advantage. Mistika is a remarkable piece of kit that can do practically everything in real-time and it is cost-effective.“

James Collett, Preditors’ Co-Director adds: „SGO is great to work with as well and they really helped us throughout the entire process. SGO is a company that develops solutions with their clients and keeps in touch for the long term and is interested in relationship-building with their customers.“

Preditors is an established Post Production facility in Soho, London working with high profile clients including Beyoncé, Kylie, Brits TV and Nike as well as all the major broadcasters. The facility continues to evolve and change the way television is created. Preditors features five beautiful fully-networked suites running Final Cut Pro and a Mistika stereoscopic 3D suite, all of which are capable of standard and high definition editing at any frame rate. Preditors also provides audio mixing and lay-back facilities.

SGO Mistika continues to define and lead the stereo 3D revolution with efficient workflows and advanced toolsets. Mistika provides an impressively reliable post production system to overcome challenges, offering one powerful complete solution supporting SD-HD-2K-4K and stereo3D including real-time native RED workflows.

About Preditors
Opened in 2007 to provide an antidote to the traditional post-house, we are always evolving and changing the way television is created. Our house features five beautiful suites, all fully networked and running Final Cut Pro, each suite is capable of standard and high definition editing at any frame-rate. We also provide audio mixing and lay-back facilities. Final Cut Pro has enabled us eliminate the offline and conform processes by allowing us to digitise all rushes at online quality from the start, saving our clients both time and money. Visit the website at: http://www.preditors.tv/

SGO UK leads the Stereo 3D broadcasting revolution with Mistika installation at BSkyB


“SGO and Mistika was the clear choice for Sky… Mistika fitted in perfectly with its open platform and has just worked from day one… we certainly would not have been able to produce the amount of diverse content so quickly without Mistika.”

– Sarah Cloutier, VFX Manager, Sky Creative.

London, UK, 11 February 2010: SGO UK established European developer of high-end solutions for the post production and broadcast markets, is delighted to announce the sale of a Mistika HD finishing system to British Sky Broadcasting for use primarily in creating stereo 3D content.  Mistika is part of Sky Creative and comes after working closely with the team at Sky to identify their demands and requirements to ingest, edit, colour correct, geometry align and deliver material as quickly as possible. Sky needed a system that had a truly open architecture and vitally, a proven real-time stereo 3D toolset and workflow.  Mistika was the only product that met all of these requirements.  The SGO UK team also provided a high level of assistance and support, which will continue as the demands for stereo 3D production evolve.

“SGO and Mistika was the clear choice for Sky when we first saw the flexibility and power at IBC 2009.  Mistika fitted in perfectly with its open platform and has just worked from day one. Mistika produced and cleaned-up all Stereo 3D idents and promos and finished on-screen graphics for the world-first live Stereo 3D football match on 31st January. We also used it to finish the Sky cinema advertising shown in front of Avatar 3D.  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.” says Sarah Cloutier, VFX Manager, Sky Creative.

“This is an incredible success story for SGO and confirms Mistika as a system of choice in stereo 3D production.  I am delighted we are a part of what will be UK broadcasting history when stereo 3D arrives in peoples homes later this year.” adds Geoff Mills, Director of Sales and Operations, SGO UK.  “Stereo 3D has arrived at the cinema and will be available on your TV screen very soon.  It is certainly here to stay.  Facilities need to get ready for it now and if they have not been asked about stereo 3D yet, they soon will be.”

SGO Mistika continues to define and lead the stereo 3D revolution with efficient workflows and advanced toolsets. Mistika provides an impressively reliable post production system to overcome challenges, offering one powerful complete solution supporting SD-HD-2K-4K and stereo 3D including real-time native RED workflows.

About Sky
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Mistika joins The Club for 2D, Grading and stereoscopic 3D projects


Soho, London, UK, 11 February 2010: SGO UK, developer of high-end solutions for the post production and broadcast markets, is delighted to announce the sale of an HD Mistika Post Production system to The Club.

The Club purchased Mistika predominantly as a powerful grading tool for 2D projects to enhance their current suites.  The facility also aims to  make use of Mistika’s advanced stereoscopic functionality for future stereo 3D projects that The Club attracts.

The Club has built its reputation as an established, independent boutique post production facility specialising in short-form creative projects.   One of its most recent projects, amongst many other high profile brands, includes a commercial for Sony music, which involves recreating new album artwork from award-winning band The Fray.

SGO Mistika continues to define and lead the stereo 3D revolution with efficient workflows and advanced toolsets. Mistika provides an impressively reliable post production system to overcome challenges, offering one powerful complete solution supporting SD-HD-2K-4K and stereo 3D including real-time native RED workflows.

About The Club
Visit: http://www.theclub.co.uk/about.php

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