Mistika Boutique now equipped with Dolby Vision and accessible to an even wider audience with Blackmagic Design DeckLink I/O support


SGO has pre-released a new version of  Mistika Boutique, its full-finishing solution for Windows and macOS, bringing users upgraded HDR workflows, expanded hardware support, exciting new features and many other enhancements.

Dolby Vision Support

Being officially certified for Dolby Vision color grading and mastering, Mistika Boutique now empowers creatives and post-production facilities with the dedicated HDR workflow required for the latest industry standards. “Dolby Vision certification gives users total confidence in Mistika Technology products and workflow solutions,” shared Geoff Mills, Managing Director at SGO. “With HDR becoming more accepted and a requirement as a final content deliverable, we are delighted to offer Mistika Boutique and Mistika Ultima customers future-proof solutions that help optimize demanding HDR workflows, allowing them to be ready for projects that come their way.”

Blackmagic Design DeckLink I/O & Precision Panel Support 

Another significant highlight of this latest version is newly integrated Blackmagic Design DeckLink I/O and Precision Panel support. “We were receiving truly overwhelming demand from the global community asking us to integrate Blackmagic DeckLink video boards ever since the launch of Mistika Boutique,” expressed Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO at SGO, adding that the implementation is now complete and went very smoothly due to the support received from Blackmagic Design. “Providing more hardware options will always be a commitment to our users, as it importantly contributes to the accessibility of Mistika Technology software solutions.”

Enhanced Render & Media Management 

Mistika Boutique users can now manage their Render workflows with greater efficiency due to external render farm integration.  With the new “Add to Render Queue” feature a batch of Mistika rnd files can be sent to an external render farm or passed to user-defined scripts, such as those created in Mistika Workflows. The Path Translation Tool provides improved media management and enables the moving of projects between different operating systems.

New Subtitle Interface with expanded Configuration Options

In addition, the latest release brings revised Subtitle Import Configuration. Subtitle files can now easily be dragged-and-dropped into Mistika timeline, with users being able to choose between different fonts, adjusting the size, word spacing and other text layout parameters.

Mistika users can now customize Tangent grading panels by their own preference with newly added Tangent Remap functionality.

Currently in Open Beta, further developments in this latest upgrade of Mistika Boutique include new RED SDK support with many other stability improvements made throughout the software. The complete list of the enhancements made to Mistika Boutique 8.10 Upgraded Open Beta can be found HERE.

About Mistika Boutique

Mistika Boutique from SGO is the only finishing software subscription solution for Windows and macOS that offers complete and native integration between cutting-edge color grading, compositing and professional Immersive Reality toolsets in the same unified environment. By fully integrating VR and Stereo 3D functionality, Mistika Boutique enables the creation of immersive content from initial optical flow stitching to final deliverables. Mistika Boutique empowers creatives with incredible flexibility matched with dependable real-time performance while natively supporting the vast majority of camera, file and deliverable formats, including the creation of Immersive 360º content. SGO also offers a high level of support ensuring their customers get the very most from embracing Mistika Technology products and solutions.

NY’s WorleyWorks Adds Verve and Vivacity with Mistika Precision


AArmadillo supplies Mistika Precision Panels for Expanding Grading Department.

WorleyWorks, LLC. has added a Mistika Precision Color Grading Panel from SGO
to furnish its expanding grading department in response to demand for one-stop color and finishing services. With the support of SGO’s local partner, AArmadillo, it has stepped-up to industry-leading grading technology to deliver the best finish.

WorleyWorks became the first New York studio to invest in Mistika. Having recently added a second system earlier this year
, they have now integrated Mistika and new panels into their workflow. The company’s two Mistika systems play a vital role, where one is used as the predominant client-facing “Hero” suite and the second for back-ups or on set purposes. WorleyWorks has created a niche in the feature film and commercials markets by working with some of the world’s most creative directors such as Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Ang Lee, where they produced one of the country’s first High Frame Rate-Stereo 3D-2K 60p workflows.

Jack Reynolds, WorleyWorks DI Colorist states, “The precision panel is the final piece of the puzzle for us, the real-time performance of Mistika has always been a massive asset when working against tight deadlines, when you combine this with the added tactile control and custom mapping features of the precision panel, you create an environment where creativity and efficiency can coexist. The more efficient our pipeline, the more time we have in the color session to create beautiful images and the happier our clients are on completion.”

CEO and Co-Founder Greg Worley expands, “SGO’s Mistika technology has always bucked the trend and delivers performance and functionality that other systems struggle to match. Although other manufacturers boast of competent tools, Mistika’s vast 2D and 3D feature-sets, in our view, far outshine the competition in helping us to post produce exquisite images.”

“WorleyWorks continues to lead NY post with their Mistika, they can now offer Extended Dynamic Range as a delivery format if required. The delivery of the Mistika Precision Panel will increase efficiencies within the suite, multiple palettes, effects and layers can be applied simultaneously and remain completely interactive during the session.” CEO Colin Ritchie of SGO’s North American Reseller Partner, AArmadillo says. “Greg is a great customer, he knows the Mistika team is focused on the tools that will keep WorleyWorks at the “bleeding edge” of this industry with unparalleled rendering speed and tools that deliver 99.9% of the creatives’ requests.”

Geoff Mills, SGO’s Director of Global Sales & Operations comments, “WorleyWorks’ appeal is their fresh approach to the complete post production service including adept color grading and creating unique looks. Mistika’s credibility and ability to work with 4K material in real time, from RAW camera footage is a real advantage. As a boutique business they felt it was important to have the most efficient grading functionality available in order to meet the various challenges. Mistika’s exciting future-proofing attributes are an important consideration to WorleyWorks and we are delighted to see their investment reap growth and success now and for many years ahead.”

Founded seven years ago by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks has an excellent reputation in New York for attracting high-end commercials and feature film work. The company provides bespoke services in 2D, HFR, Stereo 3D, and 4K post production, including DI color grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, for clientèle that include Paramount, Universal and Viacom.

ABOUT WORLEYWORKS, LLC.
A stones throw away from the Williamsburg Bridge, the Brooklyn facility boasts some of the most powerful and advanced technology available. The Company harnesses this power to offer unrivaled efficiency and an expansive creative toolset to ensure projects are cut/colored/delivered to the highest possible standard.

Servicing the Film/TV Markets in NYC and beyond, WorleyWorks’ team of creatives are dedicated to providing support at all stages of production, they supply equipment for production, workflow design, suites for editorial and complete Digital Intermediate services.

Whether it’s HD, 2K, 4K, 6K, 8K+ resolution, 16 bit half floating point, High Frame Rate, ACES, Stereo 3D, or all of the above, WorleyWorks offers a full range of services from acquisition all the way through to creation of the final DCP.
Visit them at www.worleyworks.com
Read the WorleyWorks Blog at www.worleyworks.com/blog/
For Further information, contact: info@worleyworks.com or call (646) 797-2941, (85 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

ABOUT AARMADILLO, INC.
AArmadillo, Inc. offers post-production film / TV companies as well as manufacturers, a variety of services based on over 40 years combined expertise and skill-sets within the entertainment industry.
Visit them at www.aarmadillo.com
For further information, contact Colin Ritchie, AArmadillo, Cell: 310 871 8905; Fax 603 737 9766.