Significant New Mistika Advancements Enhance Production Workflows in Real Time
Following a successful and ongoing co-development partnership with leading Hollywood stereo VFX company Legend3D, SGO is proud to announce that Mistika is now fully integrated within Legend’s unrivaled “2D to 3D” conversion process and digital asset management system.
This co-development resulted in a new “Depth Grade” node in Mistika, which accepts and utilizes data created by Legend3D’s market-leading conversion process to interactively design the depth of a given scene in real-time. As the conversion data is passed through the Mistika, each 3D scene can be flawlessly fine-tuned, using Mistika’s already proven and highly-advanced stereo optimization features in conjunction with the “Depth Grade” node, eliminating unnecessary artist iterations. From designing a director’s 3D story at the beginning of a feature, to approving large volumes of shots that require an accelerated conversion time frame towards the end, the “Depth Grade” node will completely redefine the creative and schedule implications for 3D VFX and Conversion work.
Jared Sandrew, Legend3D’s Chief Creative Officer states, “It is an incredible experience to collaborate with innovative Directors that care about how their story is told in 3D. With our depth grading process, we are able to dial in the stereo with a Filmmaker in the room in real-time resulting in 100% depth approval upon first viewing. This allows us to interactively show multiple versions of a 3D experience in continuity with the filmmaker.”
“This is a real game-changer for the 2D to 3D conversion industry and provides Legend3D with a huge competitive advantage so that they can offer something unique to their clients.” Geoff Mills, Director of SGO’s Global Sales and Operations confirms. “This new capability of allowing converted material to be creatively and interactively manipulated in front of the director or stereographer in real time, to achieve the desired creative depth for a given scene, significantly speeds up the entire conversion process. This is an exciting time for both of our companies and we have more announcements to follow.”
SGO’s CEO Miguel Angel Doncel adds, “SGO has earned the reputation as the dominant Stereo 3D force, and it is very rewarding to see Mistika integrated into Legend3D’s unique conversion pipeline with customized configurations. We enjoy a close and special relationship with the team at Legend3D and look forward to working together on more exciting developments in the future.”
Delivering the very best of 3D filmmaking to the market, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Lego Movie, Man of Steel, Life of Pi as well as six additional theatrical releases in the upcoming 2014 and 2015 seasons.
California-based Legend3D, Inc. is an innovative 3D visual effects and conversion company committed to advancing the 3D medium globally. Legend3D leverages the most sought-after 3D talent with cutting-edge technology and works closely with the creative community to elevate the art of 3D on new feature films while also identifying opportunities to generate new revenue from iconic library titles, broadcast television and commercials. Legend3D utilizes its patented proprietary technology to create the highest quality conversions with the fastest turnaround time at the most competitive pricing in the industry. For more information, please visit www.Legend3D.com
Hollywood’s most innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D, has invested in SGO’s trail-blazing technology to launch them to the next level. Esteemed for delivering the highest-quality Stereo 3D film conversions, Legend3D will integrate its Mistika post production system with two Assist Stations into the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the Company’s impressive 60,000 sq. ft. studio with multiple theaters and R&D facilities. With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D delivers world-class high quality projects such as The Lego Movie, Man of Steel, Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Smurfs 1 & 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and many others.
Legend3D’s Director of I.T. Anthony Lopez, says “We looked at Mistika a while ago and were immediately impressed, and after researching all competitive products, we came to the conclusion that SGO is refreshingly different and a company we can work with, not only because of their passionate commitment to the S3D industry, but also for our mutually beneficial development opportunities.” He expands, “As we continue to grow, so do our systems and technology. Mistika is a trustworthy system with dependable 4K S3D real-time playback and visual effects capabilities that can handle everything from editorial, depth grading, and they are open and accessible to partner on development projects. We plan on using Mistika as a client facing platform to create realtime, on-the-fly adjustments to suit our clients creative needs.”
“Legend3D’s constantly evolving tools and workflow, combined with Mistika’s innovation, manages to liberate precious man hours into productive creativity. We foresee Mistika playing a huge role here and its time-saving strengths make it a wise investment.” explains Jared Sandrew, Legend3D’s Creative Director. “We have a great deal of respect for SGO’s development team with their professionalism and flexibility to tailor their technologies around our specific needs. Their personalized service has won us over as well as Mistika’s compelling attributes that cleverly merge S3D toolsets, grading, compositing and finishing all in one powerful system, providing us with ultimate control, instilling even greater confidence in our work from our clients. We are very enthusiastic about this next chapter and we look forward to ongoing development with SGO as we work on new feature films using Mistika such as Jupiter Ascending and many more.”
Geoff Mills, Director of SGO’s Global Sales and Operations adds, “It’s incredibly rewarding to see Legend3D set the pace with SGO’s technology in their pipeline. With Mistika as an indispensable resource, we are immensely proud to contribute to their successful productivity and to play a crucial part in their new development phase. We look forward to a profound relationship with them for many years to come.”
SGO’s official U.S. Reseller Partner, Colin Ritchie at AArmadillo confirms, “Legend3D is the perfect client for SGO and Mistika, they share a desire to deliver the best that 3D can offer. The plan is to integrate Mistika into the unique Legend 3D pipeline with custom tools and configurations. This is an exciting time for both companies as we approach 4K, HFR and HDR imaging, it’s good to know that Mistika will be a big part of what Legend 3D delivers next.”
ABOUT LEGEND3D – California-based Legend3D, Inc. is an innovative 3D visual effects and conversion company committed to advancing the 3D medium globally. Legend3D leverages the most sought-after 3D talent with cutting-edge technology and works closely with the creative community to elevate the art of 3D on new feature films while also identifying opportunities to generate new revenue from iconic library titles. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Barry Sandrew, Legend3D utilizes its patented proprietary technology to create the highest quality conversions with the fastest turnaround time at the most competitive pricing in the industry. For more information, please visit www.Legend3D.com.
ABOUT AARMADILLO – AArmadillo is a unique resource to the Entertainment industry consistently introducing ground breaking products to the business. They have been in business 10 years and during that time have played a significant role in Private Media Networks, On Set Recorders, 3D workstations, On Set Daylies Systems, Mobile video and rendering trucks and Color Correction Suite design. The company has a wealth of knowledge with digital pipeline development, both 2D and 3D and has advanced solutions to solve today’s production challenges. Visit them at www.aarmadillo.com
28 March 2014, Los Angeles, California