Industry-adopted stitching software Mistika VR rounds off its first year with more than 1,000 active users


SGO’s award-winning VR focused software solution, Mistika VR is celebrating its first birthday. In just one year, it has been recognized by the industry as the go-to solution for optical flow stitching. “Anyone involved in 360º/VR production needs to have a grasp of Mistika VR. It is by far the easiest, most efficient stitching software on the market,” stated Casey Sapp from VRTUL, Virtual Reality production company from San Diego, California.  

Since its official release in the summer of 2017, SGO has been consistently improving Mistika VR with several upgrades, introducing impressive new features and other exciting improvements, contributing to a much more efficient workflow. “We are delighted and very proud of the way this rapidly evolving industry has embraced our company and technology,” said SGO CEO, Miguel Angel Doncel.

Generating genuinely immersive VR 360º experiences

One of Mistika VR’s most distinguishing characteristics is its render speed. Thanks to Nvidia GPU accelerated encoding, Mistika VR achieves speeds quicker than real-time for encoding 4K VR media. Other features include a Stereo 3D toolset enabling the creation of truly immersive content, one-click Stabilization that easily and quickly smooths out shaky footage and Keyframe Animation, providing enhanced stitching flexibility and greater control of the VR 360º post-production process.

“Mistika VR allows me to tackle impossible stitching challenges, both in mono and stereo mode. It is my secret weapon for all 360º related projects,” said Hugh Hou, Co-founder of CreatorUp, international digital creative studio, and media training company.

Users feedback as a development roadmap

VR production is often very challenging and SGO’s support team actively offers assistance to their clients. “Mistika VR has an incredible feedback loop which takes every piece of input from their users into their product roadmap. Unlike many VFX software companies, it feels like they are in your corner and deeply cares about your success,” added Casey Sapp.

“Users’ feedback is an incredible source of ideas and inspiration to make our technology better every day. We like to work hand in hand with our users, building and improving this amazing industry. We will continue working hard to develop SGO products and maintain our leading position in the market,” said Miguel Angel Doncel.  

SGO’s Philosophy for a much more flexible Post-production Workflow

As part of its Multidimensional Workflow Concept, SGO has started to slice chunks of its hero-suite Mistika Ultima to address specific industry needs and develop advanced workflow applications, with Mistika VR being the first one.

Being built on the foundations of Mistika Technology these applications are natively integrated and work seamlessly together enabling highly efficient workflows. Over time they will create a suite of new products that have perfect functionality and offered at a very attainable price through subscription. New ‘family’ members are being planned for release over the coming months, and beyond.

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Mistika Pushes Performance up to 24GB GPU with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000


“Unwrapped VR images routinely demand high resolutions and the additional GPU memory of the Quadro M6000 will help Mistika users maintain real-time performance, as they finesse their projects with Mistika’s unique VR features.” Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO and Founder of SGO

SGO further enhances performance of its Mistika and Mamba FX post-production products with support of the new NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB GPU to handle extremely large, complex files for feature film and broadcast projects.

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SGO Advances with New NVIDIA Quadro M6000


SGO elevates performance of its Mistika and Mamba FX post production products with support for the new NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 graphics processing unit. This latest GPU is built on NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture and provides increased performance, which allows SGO’s customers to work even more efficiently with ever-more demanding projects.

SGO’s Mistika post production system, which leverages NVIDIA CUDA programming and is exclusively accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs, is already the envy of competitors because of the real-time creative experience it provides users. Even at 4K and beyond, Mistika allows artists to compose their images without lengthy and distracting breaks for rendering. Adding the new Quadro M6000 extends Mistika’s real-time performance further to include more complicated processes to ensure unrestricted creativity. Mistika can also make use of multiple internal GPU cards, as well as harness the power of remote GPU and CPU processing power, for almost limitless scalability.

“NVIDIA’s continual developments help SGO to provide more creative and more efficient solutions for our customers, letting them stand out from their competitors by offering better, faster and more flexible and powerful services to their clients,” says SGO CEO Miguel Angel Doncel.
“The Quadro M6000 is the world’s most powerful pro graphics card. With 12 GB of memory and 7 teraflops of peak single-precision performance, it’s on an average 30 percent faster than the previous generation across a range of applications,” explains Greg Estes, VP Enterprise Marketing and GM of Media & Entertainment at NVIDIA. “Coupled with SGO’s highly optimised programming and wide-ranging creative tools, this empowers SGO Mistika to provide incredible performance for colour, visual effects and project finishing.”

The Quadro M6000 is supported by both Mistika and Mamba FX. Mistika seamlessly combines colour grading, conforming, online editing and visual effects to provide the complete post production platform. Mamba FX is SGO’s dedicated compositing software, featuring infinite layer compositing, roto-scoping, optical flow tools, OFX support, paint, tracking and much more. Mamba FX is available for free trial from www.sgo.es/mamba-fx.

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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