Tell us how you use Mistika Technology in your postproduction workflow for a chance to win one of four prizes worth more than €5,000

Published On: December 16th, 2020

Mistika Technology is being deployed globally on a daily basis to tell incredible stories and create unique experiences. SGO would like to encourage Mistika users to share their exciting projects with the global creative community for a chance to win a Mistika VR, Boutique, Workflows or DVO Tools license with a total prize value of more than €5,000. 

To participate, simply tell us what you do.  For example, how you stitch your immersive videos in Mistika VR, how you interactively play with Mistika Boutique’s unique hexagon tool to achieve your project’s immaculate look or how you smartly optimize your time and resources with automatic transcoding and delivery with Mistika Workflows. Go share for a chance to win one of the following: 

1 x 1-Year license of Mistika Boutique Professional Immersive Edition (€3,390)
1 x 1-Year license of Mistika VR Professional Edition (€890)
1 x 1-Year license of Mistika Workflows (€890)
1 x 1-Year license of DVO Tools for Mistika (€890)

SGO will randomly pick the four lucky winners from everyone who participates. Details as follows. 

How to Participate? 

  1. Make a Public Post on Facebook describing how you use Mistika VR, Mistika Boutique or Workflows in your projects.
  2. Tag @SGO Mistika. (Make sure the post is tagged correctly)
  3. Dare one of your colleagues to do the same! (Optional)
Important: Before posting on Facebook, please read carefully the Terms and Conditions of this special promotion as participation implies total acceptance of the rules.

Here are some exciting experiences from Mistika users

Jeff Sousa, Co-owner and Colorist at Dungeon Beach

“I use Mistika Boutique to grade high-end commercials with demanding palettes. Fixed vectors are my main tool. I like to ride the sliders with my Wacom pen and keep my eye on the image until it “clicks” into place. It feels like watercoloring – very tactile. Usually brands will give me Pantone swatches to match, and being able to push the colors around without creating any noise makes this fun and trivial. I can get the product dialed in within seconds. No need to pull a key. But aside from technical matching, the fixed vectors also help me achieve color harmony. Green and pink, for instance, can form a complementary pair if they oppose each other perfectly. But maybe the “green” grass in the image is too yellow, and the talent’s “pink” dress is too magenta. By using the hue sliders, you can bring these colors into alignment, creating a “bluegrass” green and a “peach” pink. It’s a very different way to grade than using traditional color wheels, which are broader brushstrokes that paint over the whole image. I actually had a project recently where I graded only with the fixed vectors, creating gentle exposure adjustments with the luma sliders, which in any other app would be noise central.”

Pablo Ballester, Zita Films

“I use Mistika VR to create all of my mono and stereo 360º projects. It is the best professional optical flow stitching application by far with the most complete set of features to tackle impossible stitching challenges. Fully integrated stabilization, edge points and the incredible speed of rendering are a must in any professional VR production and Mistika VR offers them all and more.”

Jesús Rodríguez, Finisher and PostProduction Processes Engineer

“There is no other software on the market with this level of flexibility, giving you the complete freedom to import multiple video formats, edit them, color-grade, apply some stabilization or chroma keys or any other VFX, and export it to an extensive variety of formats – everything within the same environment. Mistika is my go-to solution for all post-production tasks: RAW conform (even up to 8K media), VFX reviews and re-conforms, SDR and HDR Color correction, VFX plates export including color space conversions, mastering, and importantly finishing and composition – just to name a few. Being able to work with so many different finishing toolsets within the same piece of software has been a true life-saver so many times on tight deadlines.” 

“Tell us how you use Mistika Technology” Campaign 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION

1. All entries must be submitted through Public Post on Facebook by tagging @SGOMistika

3. The deadline to participate in the prize draw is 15 January 2021. Entries received after this date will not be included.

4. Winners will be chosen randomly independently of the number of likes or shares of their posts.

5. Facebook will be the only official social media platform for the competition.

6. Prizes shared between the four winners will be as follows:

1 x 1-Year license of Mistika Boutique Professional Immersive Edition (€3,390)
1 x 1-Year license of Mistika VR Professional Edition (€890)
1 x 1-Year license of Mistika Workflows (€890)
1 x 1-Year license of DVO Tools for Mistika (€890)

7. A cash alternative or refund of any existing SGO Technology license will be not offered.

8. SGO will share all the posts with the tag on their official Facebook page.

9. The campaign will be communicated through all SGO social media channels.

10. SGO reserves the right to ban all videos or photos with inappropriate content and every potential fraudulent behavior by disqualifying the participant and its entry from the “Tell us how you use Mistika” Campaign.

11. By sending photos and videos to SGO the participants offer a guarantee that:

The videos and photos submitted are the original work of their authors and/or they are free to use all of the ideas, images or other elements therein and are the rightful owners of all rights of the videos and photos submitted.

The participants yield to SGO, free of charge, on a non-exclusive basis, the right to show their video or photo publicly on the SGO website and Facebook channel. SGO will show the participants material publicly providing the technical means necessary for uploading the content to the SGO´s promotional channel. SGO shall continue to enjoy the same rights as listed above when the competition ends except as otherwise authentically notified by the creator/creators of the corresponding material. All other intellectual property rights shall remain with the creators or owners of the photos and videos.

SGO shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs, complaints and the like that the participants might incur or sustain as a result of their submission.
The participants have the legal capacity and competence to take part in the present competition and that their participation does not infringe regulations of any kind.

LIABILITY AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Participation in the “Tell us how you use Mistika” Campaign implies the total acceptance of the competition’s current Terms and Conditions. Participants that submit footage to giveaway will be liable for its content. The content of submitted footage shall not violate any rights of third parties. SGO shall not be liable for any content in the submitted footage.