Mistika – True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013

SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika

SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013

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Mistika makes the grade at France’s LevelS3D and put to work on film “Mr Hublot” which received the Grand Prix S3D Seine-Saint Denis award at Dimension 3

LevelS3D believes in success by investing in SGO’s innovative Mistika technology

“We chose Mistika for its unparalleled ability to handle all kinds of video streams in real time…Mistika is also the most advanced solution for S3D, it gives us every tool we need and fits perfectly with our ambition of becoming Europe’s S3D market leader.”
Loïc Beauvillain, COO of LevelS3D, Saint-Ouen, France

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Saint-Ouen, France, 19 July 2013 – In order to provide its clients with an advanced and highly efficient 2D and stereoscopic 3D DI and colour grading service, LevelS3D, one of France’s upcoming facilities, has invested in a Mistika 2K DI and Stereoscopic 3D system from SGO to meet high-level demand. Defined as one of the most powerful 2D and 3D post production tools in the industry for commercials, feature films and broadcast, Mistika will play an integral role in supporting LevelS3D’s project workflow and in attracting new clientèle to the company.

With headquarters based in Commune Image, a hub of young creative audiovisual companies in St-Ouen, forward-thinking company LevelS3D recently launched its own top-of-the-range fully equipped 2D-4K-S3D post production studio. Mistika was put straight to work at LevelS3D on the post production of 11-minute animated short film Mr Hublot, produced by Zeilt Production and Arte, and directed by Laurent Witz and Alexander Espirages. Mistika’s advanced next generation colour grading capabilities and industry leading Stereo 3D toolsets were put to the test for the first time at the new company, resulting in a stunning outcome. The film recently received the well-respected Grand Prix S3D Seine-Saint-Denis award at the Dimension 3 Festival in Paris last month.

Mistika will be used for all of LevelS3D’s work which includes 2D and stereo 3D corporate films, documentaries and feature films. LevelS3D boasts two state of the art, leading-edge dedicated high-end suites, Le Ciné and Le Loft. Le Ciné consists of an impressive 168-seat cinema theatre suite equipped with a 5.1 surround sound system and a Sony 4K digital projector. The room’s versatility with its 3 by 6.5m-screen, can also easily be converted into a Stereo 3D grading and projection room with a Dolby system to accommodate various projects. The second suite Le Loft hosts the Mistika 2K, HD, S3D grading and projection room and is equipped with a Christie projection system.

LevelS3D’s new Mistika will not just be perceived as an advanced Stereo 3D tool, but also as a complete post production system, which is made up of highly developed 2D tools which include editing, conforming, image restoration, compositing, colour grading, multi mastering and DCP for both 3D and 2D. Mistika will form the central core of the workflow process during each post project, further demonstrating how having a Mistika, enhances a quality driven business and provides quality service, based on its unrivalled speed and superior functionality.

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Mistika remains the accepted leader in Stereo 3D post production tools leading innovation across all dimensions, with high-profile projects across film and television, making it the first choice for clients who demand the very best, placing the technology at the heart of their pipelines. SGO’s ongoing development ensures that Mistika is the most advanced and efficient system used in both native Stereo 3D productions and 2D to 3D conversion pipelines. Some of the many new projects using Mistika include Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty’s Service, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Great Gatsby and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet with many more currently in production.

Loïc Beauvillain, LevelS3D’s COO states “We chose Mistika for its unparalleled ability to handle all kinds of video streams in real time. It’s an incredibly fast workstation with which we can produce great quality work while reducing production costs from conforming to the DCP. Mistika is also the most advanced solution for S3D, it gives us every tool we need and fits perfectly with our ambition of becoming Europe’s S3D market leader.”

Regional Sales Manager at SGO, Jose Luis Acha concludes “Mistika’s openness, flexibility and ability to integrate seamlessly with other systems, were some of the key factors that made Mistika an attractive option for DI and stereoscopic 3D productivity at LevelS3D. Mistika will enable them to meet the growing and complex demands that both 2D and Stereo 3D productions involve and bring them long term success. Mistika has the capacity to compatibly work alongside with their other systems, serving a distinct advantage from other closed systems. We are delighted to have LevelS3D join the SGO family of Mistika users around the world.”

LevelS3D’s main ambition today is to offer Mistika’s award-winning expertise to the industry in an exceptional environment, and to make Mistika’s S3D and 4K post-production technology available to a great number of directors, cinematographers and producers in the region.

To find out more about the short animation film project Mr Hublot, please visit the official website here http://www.mrhublot.com/index_gb.htm

Visit them at www.levels3d.com

Mistika and HP shed light on Star Trek Into Darkness at Post Production Conference in Madrid – 30th May 2013

Mistika is good at Bad Robot

Mistika has opened up an entirely new world of workflow efficiency and quality control to us by bringing high-end finishing capabilities inside our facility.”

Ben Rosenblatt, Production Executive, Bad Robot

Star Date: Madrid, Thursday 30th May 2013, 10.15 am

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” – Graded in Mistika

Cannes, France, 24 May, 2013 – SGO’s Mistika was chosen by Digimage Cinema for the complete post production including colour grading of highly anticipated film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, directed by award-winning French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It will be digitally re-mastered in the IMAX 3D format using Mistika, with plans for its début release on 16 October 2013 across IMAX theatres in France.

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Mistika brings ground-breaking technology to Japan with Kyoshin Communications

Mistika is big in Japan

Expanding our product portfolio with SGO Mistika with its cutting-edge capabilities is a very exciting move for us. Mistika is an excellent system to serve growing high-end demand and the perfect technology for the Japanese sector, which is looking for something new that will make a huge impact. We welcome this unique opportunity to introduce Japan to a brilliant solution that is unrivalled…
Eiichi Imazeki, CEO of Kyoshin Communications

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FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI Suites

“We are thoughtful and diligent in our choices of tools and technologies. After meeting with the Mistika team, we are confident that this system will provide the powerful features we need to support our clients and enable them to work the way they want.”
Mike Brodersen, VP of Strategy, FotoKem

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‘Blancanieves’ takes home 10 Goya Awards including Best Picture out of 18 nominations

making_C.0003Madrid, Spain, 19 February 2013 – Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves which was finished using SGO’s Mistika at IMASBLUE, has taken home 10 Goya Awards out of 18 nominations. The film won Best Picture including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Leading Actress, Best New Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Photography, Best Makeup and/or Hair Styling and Best Costume Design. It has also been chosen to represent Spain for the 85th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination entry. Alberto Rodríguez’s latest film Grupo 7, also achieved using SGO’s Mistika has won two Goya Awards out of 16 nominations.

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Mistika performs a starring role at London’s BTV Post to bring Shakespeare to life on screen

“Mistika’s fantastic “digital printer lights tool” proved a great asset in restoring balance to the image…One of the most beneficial features in Mistika throughout this project is the “selection ganging” feature of the storyboard.”
Ian Grey, Mistika VFX Artist and Colour Grader, BTV Post

Photo credit: Simon Annand

From Left: Colin Hurley, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Stephen Fry & James Garnon in Shakespeare’s Globe 2012 production of Twelfth Night, 2012. For more information contact Senior Press & PR Officer at rebecca.s@shakespearesglobe.com, Photo credit: Simon Annand

London, 14 February 2013 – Soho-based BTV Post is currently using Mistika for the grading, online finishing and digital mastering for all platform deliveries of Shakespeare’s Globe’s fourth season of filmed live theatre performances of The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V and Twelfth Night for an international Shakespeare experience.

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Studio l’Equipe relies on Mistika

“We have literally acquired one of the best colour grading systems around from SGO – the Mistika – a complete system capable of responding to the current and future changes in our profession and is truly unique ”
Philippe Bosman, CEO, Studio l’Equipe, Brussels

Courtesy of Studio l'Equipe

Courtesy of Studio l’Equipe

London, UK, 6 February 2013 – As part of the on-going expansion of digital acquisition, Brussels-based Studio l’Equipe, one of Belgium’s leading post production facilities has invested in SGO’s Mistika to meet the demands of a rapidly changing and highly competitive feature film market. Studio l’Equipe has installed a Mistika 4K system with a Mistika Assist station, to help accelerate the post production process by allowing simultaneous access to Mistika projects for ingest, online functions and the creation of deliverables, without disturbing the master Mistika system. Both Mistikas are connected to a 72TB SAN storage system.

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SGO showcases the magic of Mistika at NAB 2013 – Booth SL 10321

NAB Logo8 – 11 April 2013. Las Vegas Convention Centre

Register for the show at www.nabshow.com using SGO’s VIP code LV4805.

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