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.
Collaborative solutions include Mistika Ultima with Mistika Co-Pilot, Mistika VR with new Stereo 3D toolset, Mistika Insight and Mistika FX preview.
SGO is set to introduce a new natively integrated workflow concept at this year’s NAB and launch the first phase of products as part of the company’s evolutionary growth which include ‘Mistika VR’ and ‘Mistika Insight’.
In partnership with Boris FX, SGO confirms integration of the popular titling and motion graphics plug-in, Boris Graffiti, with Mamba FX V2.5 for Windows. Mac and Linux are to follow suit.
Boris FX is a prominent developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide.
Mamba FX is a high performance, node-based compositing platform which comes with a large range of filters and effects. These can be combined to create an infinite variety of looks and styles. Adding these effects to the very flexible Boris Graffiti, gives creative artists the possibilities to produce limitless styles of text and graphics.
SGO’s CEO Miguel Angel Doncel affirms, “We are delighted to have a solid relationship with Boris FX. I strongly believe that the way to provide our customers with the most innovative technology and workflows is to create solutions in tandem with leading companies. This joint venture is a great example of this.”
“We are very excited to be working in collaboration with SGO”, says Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer of Boris FX / Imagineer. “Mamba FX is a powerful visual effects platform, so it makes perfect sense for Boris FX and SGO to work together and integrate Boris Graffiti, our 3D titling and animation engine. Boris FX is well known for quality tiling tools and the Mamba FX community will surely appreciate the Graffiti toolset. The collaboration will bring the capability to design and create advanced 2D/3D motion graphics and title animations directly inside of Mamba FX.”
SGO also announced at IBC that Mamba FX customers will receive a free upgrade to the new version 2.5 of Mamba FX which will also include Graffiti at no cost (offer currently available for Windows only, from October 2015).