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Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”
News: Leading Colorist chooses Mistika for Sony's TV series “Chosen”Juan Ignacio Cabrera leads the way with Mistika
Inspiring Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post production for the second and third seasons of "Chosen," the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network. Leading colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera graded the series on a Mistika 4K system from SGO.
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Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci Resolve
News: Summer’s Most Anticipated Films Graded with DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used to grade some of the summer’s most anticipated films. Post houses around the globe rely on DaVinci Resolve to help them deliver outstanding results, including Company 3 and Color Collective.
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FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow Solutions
News: FilmLight Hires Industry Experts To Help Customers Implement Leading Workflow SolutionsDaniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Provide Invaluable Customer Support and Expertise
FilmLight today announced that it has added two highly experienced figures from the world of post-production to its team. Daniele Siragusano and Ram Krishna Tripathi Samaveda will provide workflow information, consultancy and training to help customers of the Baselight grading environment implement the infrastructure best suited to their specific needs and requirements.
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Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4K
News: Filmlight’s Baselight Helps Encore finish House of Cards Season Two in 4KThe second season of House of Cards, the political drama from Netflix, was released on 14 February 2014. For the first time, 4K and Ultra HD were among the deliverables from post-production and VFX company Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company.
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"Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing Treatment
News: "Cathedrals of Culture" Aspires to Great New Heights with the Mistika Finishing TreatmentOnline Editor Christian Tröger working at Berlin's ARRI Mitte used Mistika's advanced toolsets to post produce majestic scenes in "Cathedrals of Culture." Neue Road Movies, owned by Oscar award-winning director Wim Wenders, produced the striking film which portrays various buildings around the world. Using the visual language of stereoscopic film-making, it was directed by acclaimed directors bringing their own unique style. Wim Wenders covers the Berlin Philharmonic building; Robert Redford's film shows off the Salk Institute at La Jolla in California; Michael Glawogger depicts the National Library in Russia's St. Petersburg; Michael Madsen features the Halden Prison in Norway; Margreth Olin sheds light on the Oslo Opera House and Karim Ainouz focuses on the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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Globe on Screen is given the 2D Cinematic Look in Mistika at BTV Post
News: Globe on Screen is given the 2D Cinematic Look in Mistika at BTV PostMistika is a tough 2D act to follow in Shakespeare's Globe's 2014 Theatre Season
Experienced freelance Colourist and Online Editor Ian Grey was responsible for the stylish 2D colour grading using Mistika at BTV Post for Globe on Screen's three titles for Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2014 theatre season.
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"House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: "House of Cards" gets 4K Finish with FilmLight’s BaselightThe second series of "House of Cards," Netflix’s hugely popular political drama, was released on 14 February and made available to subscribers in 4k Ultra HD. Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services company, handled the show’s post production, with Lead Colourist Laura Jans-Fazio grading in uncompressed 4k at the post-production and VFX company’s Los Angeles location. To achieve the desired results, she leveraged a Baselight TWO system and Blackboard control surface.
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Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"
News: Creative Post breaks the Ice with Mistika in the spectacular "Wonders of the Arctic 3D"Mistika melted hearts at Creative Post
Supervising Editor Adrian Saywell at Toronto's Creative Post Inc. discusses the challenges of grading the recent IMAX documentary "Wonders of the Arctic 3D," and the reasons behind selecting Mistika for online, colour correction and titling.
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Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K film
News: Mistika used at ONSIGHT in BAFTA Award-Winning David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D 4K filmSir David Attenborough is the Only Person to have Received a BAFTA in Five Formats, Black and White, Colour, HD, 3D and now 4K.
SGO's Mistika was used at London's ONSIGHT in "David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive" (3D) which has just reaped a coveted BAFTA TV Award in the Specialist Factual Category. Produced by Colossus Productions, a joint venture between Atlantic Productions and Sky 3D, Mistika technology played a major role in post at ONSIGHT in the exceptional project.
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Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014
News: Codex Shows Advanced Motion Picture Workflows At Cine Gear 2014Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, will highlight how Codex Vault and other Codex-developed recording systems can be easily integrated with the latest technology, from partners including ARRI, Dolby, FilmLight and Ncam, to create streamlined capture-to-post workflows for motion pictures, at the Codex booth (#47) during Cine Gear 2014, June 6-7, Paramount Studios, Los Angeles.
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Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishing
News: Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishingLeading Toronto VFX House Adds FilmLight Colour Suite to Complete its Creative Capabilities
The Vanity, one of the top post houses in Toronto and a specialist in VFX, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system and Blackboard 2 control surface from FilmLight. The FilmLight grading tools allow The Vanity to offer an end-to-end boutique finishing service for its clients, along with its Autodesk graphics, effects and editing systems.
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FilmLight Demonstrates Complete Digital Dailies Workflow at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2014
FilmLight, alongside its local partner AMTEC, will be demonstrating its new Baselight DAILIES solution and complete digital dailies workflow in a real-world implementation at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2014 (AMTEC stand A-1, Mexico World Trade Center, 03 – 06 June 2014).
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SGO to Showcase Mistika's Real time 4K capabilities at Broadcast Asia
SGO Booth # 5K6-06, The Spanish Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 17 – 20 June 2014
SGO will be showcasing its world-class leading Mistika colour grading and online finishing system at this year’s Broadcast Asia conference held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 17 – 20 June. Mistika is widely regarded as the most powerful and efficient finishing and grading system for projects at any resolution and frame rate, including 4K at 60P and stereoscopic 3D. Mistika's diverse and versatile creative toolset is not restricted to 4K and is already able to provide for 8K post production pipelines.
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SGO Reports an NAB Triumph
News: SGO Reports an NAB TriumphWith ever increasing demand for future-ready post production solutions, SGO reported a highly successful outcome at NAB. Located in the South Hall, the popular Mistika post production systems and Mamba FX compositing software were showcased at SGO's booth, attracting a lot of visitors, among them content creators, post facilities and widely known broadcasters. SGO's progressive creativity and efficiency in colour grading and finishing received positive feedback resulting in new relationships, collaborations and sales.
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ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading Panels
News: ONSIGHT Drives its Mistika Colour and Finishing Suites with Precision Grading PanelsThe Precision Grading Panel for SGO Mistika has proven to be a big hit at the National Association of Broadcaster's Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas this April. Within hours of the show opening, pioneering London facilities company ONSIGHT placed an order for two Precision Panels to help drive their state-of-the-art Mistika grading and finishing suites in 4K, 3D and HD. They will be installed at the company’s stunning new WC2 premises by St Martins Lane, which also includes 4K projection.
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Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™
News: Mistika, SGO’s Colour Grading And Finishing Platform, to Support Dolby® Vision™SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
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Slik Introduces Mistika's 4K and Colour Grading Capabilities to Montreal
News: Slik Introduces Mistika's 4K and Colour Grading Capabilities to MontrealCanadian Boutique Post Production Company Slik has Invested in SGO's Mistika Post Production System to Expand its 4K Capabilities and Colour Grading.
Established in Montreal in 2001, Slik offers comprehensive post services for television, film and commercials. Recent credits include TV series such as Infoman, Les gars des vues and commercials such as Boston Pizza directed by Alain Chicoine, co-founder of Slik, and documentaries which include "Légendes Urbaines" and "Les Coulisses du Bye Bye 2013.
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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Digital Vision's Bifrost Archive Bridge Provides Streamlined Workflow for Film Preservation
Unique Solution Provides A Cost-Effective And Efficient Workflow Through Automation
At NAB 2014 Digital Vision will present Bifrost Archive Bridge, a unique solution that enables archive owners to preserve and restore their precious assets by creating high quality digital media through streamlining processes and automation. Bifrost workflow presentations will be available by prior appointment during NAB 2014, at Digital Vision's suite at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC.
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Digital Vision Brings Latest Post Production, Restoration and Archive Solutions to NAB 2014
- First look at Golden Eye 4 film scanner, Bifrost Archive Bridge and latest versions of Nucoda and Phoenix -
NAB 2014, Stand SL6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Once again Digital Vision invites NAB visitors to its Demo Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the LVCC, where it will present a range of products for post production, restoration, archive and broadcast.
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SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014
News: SGO Discloses Unique Colour Grading Tools - SGO Booth SL9021 NAB2014Mistika, powerfully different, revolutionizes colour correction and finishing with the most advanced tools and workflows for grading.
SGO Booth SL9021 - To provide enhanced creative capability within on-line grading and finishing SGO is proud to announce the development of “Spatial Isolation Toolset” to its world renowned Mistika DI, Grading and Finishing system for Mistika version 8.2
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Digital Vision Launches Golden Eye 4 Scanner at NAB 2014: NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
- Customer feedback leads development of new features -
Digital Vision will launch the Golden Eye 4 film scanner for restoration and archive at NAB 2014. The new scanner incorporates many new features that have been requested by users of Golden Eye 3.
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Digital Vision Announces New Pricing and Features for Nucoda Grading Products
Current Customers' Investment Is Protected
NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel: Digital Vision has announced some significant changes to its range of Nucoda colour grading products and its pricing structure. The move comes as a considered response to the increasing commoditisation of the grading and finishing market, and seeks to protect and support Digital Vision's current customer base while continuing to provide outstanding colour grading tools.
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Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with Mistika
News: Spectrum Films Celebrates Half a Century with MistikaCelebrating its 50-year anniversary, Fox Studios Australia based specialist editorial facilities provider Spectrum Films has selected Mistika to drive its expansion of high-end colour grading, finishing and DI using SGO's proven technology at the helm. This is the first real-time 4K-capable Mistika system in Australia, and includes advanced DI grading as well as DCP tools enabling encrypted or un-encrypted DCP creation directly from camera raw and other media files directly off the timeline.
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Digital Vision Extends OEM Partnerships with Marquise Technologies and SGO Mist and Mistika Integrate Digital Vision Technologies
NAB 2014, Stand Sl6026 / Chairman's Suite, Renaissance Hotel
Digital Vision is pleased to announce two key OEM partnerships. Marquise Technologies will integrate Digital Vision's DVO Image Enhancement and Restoration toolsets into MIST, while SGO's Mistika post-production system will support the stylish Precision control surface made by Digital Vision.
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LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.
News: LiveGrade Pro 2.0 Integrates a New LiveGrade iPhone app for Remote control and Comes with ACES Support, a Revised User Interface, and File Grading Capabilities.LiveGrade Pro 2.0 integrates a new LiveGrade iPhone app for remote control and comes with ACES support, a revised user interface, and file grading capabilities.
Pomfort, a provider of professional software for data and color management on the film set, has released a new major upgrade to its LiveGrade Pro solution. Beside ACES support, and new file grading capabilities, LiveGrade Pro now integrates a new iPhone app, which facilitates the collaboration with producers, directors, and cinematographers in the field while being away from the computer. Connected over WiFi, the LiveGrade remote app allows to select and apply grades, to bypass color, and to switch between attached LUT devices.
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SGO Unveils Mistika Colour Grading with Precision
News: SGO Unveils Mistika Colour Grading with PrecisionSleek NEW Grading Panel Option Makes Mistika Irresistible to Colourists
SGO reveals that its world-leading Mistika post production system will support the stylish Precision Grading Panel made by Digital Vision.
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FilmLight Partners with Codex on New Solution to Digital Dailies
News: FilmLight Partners with Codex on New Solution to Digital DailiesOn-Set Media Management Creates Effortless Dailies Deliverables
Recognising that seamless workflows are critical for commercial and creative success in the movie industry, FilmLight is showing an innovative new collaboration with Codex at NAB2014. The new solution allows every variant of dailies to be created in a single, largely automated process, with an initial Baselight grade forming the foundation of the final look.
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Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K Camera
News: Codex Announce Workflow Solution for Phantom Flex4K CameraCodex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, is working with Vision Research to provide a robust and powerful workflow for the Phantom Flex4K camera. Already widely used around the world with many different cameras, Codex Vault is a mobile workflow device that supports the rapid transfer of the digital camera originals from the Phantom for review, post production and archiving.
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EFILM Installs First Baselight Grading Suite
News: EFILM Installs First Baselight Grading SuiteColourist Tom Reiser Uses Baselight System to Create Distinctive Look for Action Adventure Release DIVERGENT
Hollywood post-production facility EFILM—a Deluxe Media Creative Services company and a long-time innovator in digital intermediate technology—has added to its toolset by installing a Baselight colour grading suite from FilmLight.
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SGO hires Peter Amies as Training & Education Mentor
News: SGO hires Peter Amies as Training & Education MentorExperienced Industry Professional to Introduce Education Sector to SGO's Training Solutions
SGO announces today the appointment of Peter Amies as Training & Education Mentor. He will play a major role in managing the company's training strategy of Mistika and Mamba FX software solutions for the global education sector.
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Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson Film
News: Baselight Gets ‘Under the Skin’ of Scarlett Johansson FilmCollaborative Digital Workflow Creates Look for Sci-Fi Movie Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Dirty Looks, the London colour grading studio specialising in Baselight grading for independent movies, carried out the finish of "Under the Skin" - the latest movie from director Jonathan Glazer, starring Scarlett Johansson. Visual effects were completed by Dirty Looks’ creative partner, One of Us; sharing the same building made collaboration even easier to realise the director’s vision.
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FilmLight and Industry Partners Exhibit Flawless Integration at NAB 2014
New and creative technologies provide professional colour control at every stage
FilmLight is focusing its NAB2014 presence on four of its most creative and industry-leading partners – Codex, Dolby, The Foundry and Sony. With innovative and highly cost-efficient technologies being shown for the first time across the exhibition, this year’s visitors will be able to experience the best colour management solutions in a real-world context - as part of a collaborative, creative workflow.
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LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributor
News: LightSpace CMS display calibration system integrates with FUJIFILM ISmini, with Light Illusion made European IS-mini distributorUK based colour management specialist, Light Illusion, has announced the integration of its LightSpace CMS colour management system with the FUJIFILM IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
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SGO Dares To Be Different In New NAB Line-Up
News: SGO Dares To Be Different In New NAB Line-UpBooth #SL9021, 7 – 10 April, NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada
SGO's new strap line “Beautifully Creative Technology” sums-up the ethos behind the company's avant-garde performance-leading development drive to provide creative artists with the most empowering facilities available. SGO will exhibit the latest additions to its range of extremely powerful Mistika post production systems and Mamba FX compositing software at the 2014 NAB Show. SGO's technology will demonstrate how broadcasters and post facilities can transform their companies by accessing new markets and revolutionising creativity and efficiency in colour grading, finishing and compositing with Mistika and Mamba FX.
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Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICO
News: Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICOGEICO’s "Did You Know Campaign" continues, this time with beloved children’s storybook character, "Pinocchio." As you’ll see, he’s not so well loved by the room full of people who paid for a self-help seminar.
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AlphaDogs Knocks Out New Celebrity Reality Series For Hispanic Cable Network mun2
News: AlphaDogs Knocks Out New Celebrity Reality Series For Hispanic Cable Network mun2Burbank-based AlphaDogs Post Production announced they are working on the new mun2 Hispanic celebrity reality series "Welcome To Los Vargas." In the 13 episode series, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look at the life of retired three-time World Boxing Champion, Fernando Vargas, and his wife of 20 years, Martha, and their four children. The series airs Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST on mun2, the leading Hispanic entertainment cable network.
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root6 to Show Off the Power of Mistika at Broadcast Video Expo - Stand H16
News: root6 to Show Off the Power of Mistika at Broadcast Video Expo -  Stand H16SGO's recently appointed Reseller Partner root6 is proud to present for the first time at BVE this month at stand H16, the might of Mistika's capabilities including UHD.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another Mistika
News: Post Facility Free Your Mind Expands with Another MistikaFree Your Mind Advances with Mistika - using it on new Feature Film Torrente 5
One of Spain's most prominent and established post production companies, Free Your Mind, has invested in another Mistika DI and Finishing 2K System. The purchase of a second Mistika system indicates their move to further reinforce the company's current infrastructure to maximise on commercial and film production strengths. Equally at home at Free Your Mind making short-form commercials or long-form series, Mistika provides the most complete and extensive range of features that their skilled creatives need and enjoy making the most of. The Mistika systems are already an asset and help free-up creative time for compositors, colourists and digital artists.
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NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System
WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York's very first Mistika - Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps
WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO's official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component's Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.
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Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-series
News: Pablo comes to 'Pemberley' for Christmas blockbuster TV mini-seriesLipSync Post handles post-production for new BBC drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley'
Death Comes to Pemberley, one of the most eagerly anticipated programmes in the UK's Christmas TV schedule this year, was entirely post-produced at LipSync Post in London, with color grading and deliverables carried out on one of the facility's three Quantel Pablo color correction and finishing systems by Senior Colourist, Stuart Fyvie, who completed the grade on all three one hour episodes in just nine days.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight
News: Mexico’s Color Space Expands with FilmLight- Baselight ONE and Slate added to new, affordable colour suite -
Color Space, the leading commercials finishing house in Mexico, has opened its third colour suite, incorporating a further Baselight ONE grading system and a Slate control panel from FilmLight.
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Ben Eagleton Builds Sydney Grading Facility Around FilmLight
News: Ben Eagleton Builds Sydney Grading Facility Around FilmLightLeading Australian colourist sets up new home for Baselight system
Internationally-renowned colourist, Ben Eagleton, has returned to Sydney to establish his colour grading facility BE, in Surry Hills. Famed for his award-winning TV commercials and music videos, Ben started his new post-production venture in July 2013. With a wealth of international experience and expertise in grading high production value projects, Ben made a choice when kitting out his own facility to standardise on Baselight for grading, offering clients the flexibility to manage content in the most complex post-production workflows without compromising creativity.
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Passion Pictures NYC and MPC Recreate Christmas Past for Coca Cola, via Santo
News: Passion Pictures NYC and MPC Recreate Christmas Past for Coca Cola, via SantoWorking via Argentine agency Santo, Passion Pictures NYC partnered with MPC NY to spread the gift of holiday cheer in an all-new campaign for Coca-Cola.
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MPC Brings NBA Stars Together for “Jingle Hoops”
News: MPC Brings NBA Stars Together for “Jingle Hoops”Holiday Spot Promotes “BIG LOGO” Uniforms for Christmas Day Games
MPC recently collaborated with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and O Positive Director Jonathan Klein on a revamped Christmas carol starring a cast of NBA royalty promoting the league’s Xmas Day uniforms. An MPC team led by VFX Supervisor / 2D Lead Jake Montgomery synched footage of six different NBA stars – LeBron James (Miami Heat), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Steve Nash (Los Angeles Lakers) and James Harden (Houston Rockets) – shot by Klein on several different stages, to make them appear as though they were all in the same gym, firing shots at bell-festooned hoops in perfect time to play the Christmas classic "Jingle Bells."
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FilmLight Expands US Presence With The Appointment Of Key Code Media
News: FilmLight Expands US Presence With The Appointment Of Key Code MediaFilmLight, the leading color grading and workflow specialist, has strengthened its sales channel in the US with the appointment of Key Code Media, the world’s largest Avid reseller and integrator.
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Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour"
News: Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika's Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film "Justin and the Knights of Valour""I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced "Justin and the Knights of Valour" in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way." Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour
KANDOR Graphics, with Antonio Banderas as Company Partner, invested in SGO's technology to support its growing production demands, and chose Mistika for its stunning capabilities to colour grade and finish its very first 3D CG children's feature film Justin and the Knights of Valour in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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FilmLight Strengthens Middle East Reseller Network With Appointment Of Media Group International
News: FilmLight Strengthens Middle East Reseller Network With Appointment Of Media Group InternationalFilmLight, the leading colour grading and workflow specialist, has strengthened its sales channel in Qatar and the wider Gulf regions with the appointment of Media Group International (MGI), a leading independent media systems integrator headquartered in Doha.
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Filmlight Offers A New Integrated Color Grading Option For Facilities With Baselight Plus
News: Filmlight Offers A New Integrated Color Grading Option For Facilities With Baselight PlusSimple turnkey package complete with Baselight ONE, Slate control panel PLUS Editions licences, hardware and software support for $65k
Leading color grading solutions developer FilmLight is offering its users and boutique post houses a new workflow option for uncompromised grading. Baselight PLUS is supplied as a complete package — including installation if required — with options for editors and with hardware and software support at an unprecedented price point.
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Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
News: Berlin's ARRI Mitte Invests in a Mistika 4K DI System to service Feature Film and High-End Commercial Projects
ARRI also chose Mistika to Finish Engaging 4K Feature Film "Run Boy Run"
Strategically placed in the centre of the trendy Mitte area of Berlin, brand new post production house ARRI Mitte has emerged and has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system from SGO's German Reseller creative tools, to service its high-end commercial and feature film projects. ARRI Mitte is the second facility related to the established parent company ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin GmbH and works on feature films by leading directors and with blue-chip clients for big brand names for ad campaigns for the likes of McDonald's, VW, Nikon, Fiat, Mobile.de, SKY, Danone Activia, Vodafone, Schweppes, BMW, Toshiba, Goretex, Sony Ericsson, Lipton Ice Tea and many others.
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Filmlight Broadens Colour Grading Capabilities Within Avid
News: Filmlight Broadens Colour Grading Capabilities Within AvidWindows version of Baselight for Avid now available
With the demand for perfect colour control now everywhere in the professional post workflow, FilmLight is taking another important step forward with the launch of its Windows version of Baselight for Avid. This is part of the Baselight Editions range which delivers the key elements of the world’s most powerful colour grading software as a plug-in for existing post tools.
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Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud Services
News:  Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud ServicesInnovative cloud services facilitate new distributed post-production service model
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials, today announced the introduction of Colorfront Cloud Services.
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Cluster Studio adds FLUX Store from FilmLight
News: Cluster Studio adds FLUX Store from FilmLight- Mexico based animation studio and post-production specialist adds FLUX Store to help cater for growing data demands -
To cater for the increasing demand of high-resolution projects, Cluster Studio — which has served the post-production market in Latin America for almost a decade — recently added FLUX Store, the new post-production storage solution from FilmLight.
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Ron Howard’s “Rush” Graded on DaVinci Resolve
News: Ron Howard’s “Rush” Graded on DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that Company 3 in London has used DaVinci Resolve for color grading Ron Howard’s F1 racing biographical action film “Rush.”
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ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand
News: ONSIGHT Shows Insight By Setting Its Sights On Mistika Expanding Further To Deliver High-End DI And Stereo 3D Productions To Meet Increasing Film And Broadcast Demand"We have been users of Mistika for a long time. It continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements in DI and Stereo 3D productions with impressive and importantly, real-time results. ...Updating our Mistika facilities was vital for the benefit of our creative and technical teams, in order to keep delivering high quality and time sensitive material.”Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT
ONSIGHT, one of the UK's major production facilities company and stereoscopic 3D specialists, expands further with substantial upgrades from SGO at its London-based full service post production facility. The company has added to its DI colour grading and Stereo 3D resources through the additional upgrade of its existing Mistika suites from SGO. ONSIGHT has offered its clients a suite of SGO products for some time, which include four Mistika systems operating on shared storage, the Mistika on-set production tool and an SGO SAN, powered-up by HPZ820 platforms for reinforced efficiency. The new and upgraded systems will include the latest Mistika 7.2 software with an exciting extension of Stereo 3D tools that streamline many routine tasks, along with transforming features that guarantee to deliver a significant increase in performance and boost productivity to meet client needs.
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SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000
News: SGO Accelerates Mistika's Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000Mistika powers up with NVIDIA to increase interactivity and HFR support
SGO today announced that it has certified the enterprise-class NVIDIA Quadro K6000 professional graphics card for use with its award-winning, high-end colour grading and finishing system Mistika. Recognised as the fastest post-production system available, Mistika's performance will be boosted with the addition of NVIDIA's latest GPU, which offers Mistika users over two times increased throughput. As Mistika runs with "off the shelf" hardware, users can benefit by simply upgrading their GPU board to the new Quadro K6000.
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SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”
News:  SGO's Mistika is Enterprising technology at Bad Robot providing unique film-based workflows in “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Bad Robot selected Mistika for its high-end finishing and innovative 2D and stereoscopic 3D film workflows
Already lined up for a variety of projects at Bad Robot, SGO’s Mistika was used in the post production finishing of the 2D and 3D movie “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”. Mistika's involvement also included unique workflow technologies for film and conform, in all dimensions for 2D, stereoscopic 3D and IMAX versions. Bad Robot's Mistika systems were put to work in all of the the visual effects systems integration and 3D coordination throughout the film. “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”, directed by J.J. Abrams, in co-production with Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Bad Robot Productions, represents the second feature in the brand which grossed more than $450 million at the worldwide box office.
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SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika
News: SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for MistikaSGO's Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry
Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society's 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO's Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.
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Portomídia Puts Baselight At The Heart Of Creative Initiative
News: Portomídia Puts Baselight At The Heart Of Creative Initiative- Digital hub in Recife launches post-production training and finishing facility and selects FilmLight technology for unrivalled power and workflow simplicity -
Portomídia - a new initiative in Recife, Brazil - is to install a FilmLight Baselight FOUR color grading and management system, along with a FilmLight FLUX storage and data management network. The installation forms the heart of a new digital media facility, which itself is part of a high-technology hub aimed at boosting the regional economy through skills development and by attracting major businesses.
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Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish
News: Digital Film Central & FilmLight create ACES workflow for Elysium 4K Finish- Vancouver based post-house Digital Film Central relies on Baselight TWO to help create a fully ACES-compliant and flexible color pipeline, from VFX to DI -
As the post facility for Neill Blomkamp’s new movie "Elysium," Digital Film Central (Central) constructed a unique 3.3K color and conform workflow that tightly integrated grading with both editorial and VFX. To ensure seamless collaborative working, the entire pipeline used the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).
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FilmLight showcases latest solutions at Broadcast & Cable 2013
- Affordable, powerful, flexible colour management solutions on display in Brazil -
FilmLight will be joining its local partner, PSK Engenharia, at Broadcast & Cable to demonstrate how its entry-level products make high quality grading available to all, as well as demonstrating the “colour pipeline” at every stage of production through to post-production.
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MPC, Pereira & O’Dell, and MJZ Create an Unlikely Hero for Ad Council
News: MPC, Pereira & O’Dell, and MJZ Create an Unlikely Hero for Ad CouncilAs classic tales of self-discovery and personal growth go, a discarded plastic bottle makes an unusual protagonist, but the VFX team at MPC collaborated with MJZ’s Victor Garcia to help to bring just such a character to life in the latest for The Ad Council. Beautifully shot by Garcia, and concepted by agency Pereira & O’Dell, "Journey" is a stirring :60 that follows the cross-country travels of a tiny plastic bottle with big dreams.
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FilmLight Manages Colour from Slate to finish
News: FilmLight Manages Colour from Slate to finish
- IBC demonstration shows how the professional approach to colour management and grading delivers creative control and a tangible return on investment -
At IBC2013, FilmLight is showing upgrades across its range of products that put colour grading and management of the entire colour pipeline at the heart of the professional workflow—delivering unrivalled creative control, accuracy and consistency.
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Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows Today
News: Bluefish444 & Kamerawerk With Industry Partners Provide Tomorrow’s 4K 60P Workflows TodayRenowned production and post production facility, Kamerawerk GmbH Switzerland, has launched itself into tomorrow’s production techniques today. Kamerawerk is producing a story driven music video, using not only 4K acquisition but a complete 4K 60 frame per second production pipeline including cameras, editing, colour grading and finishing.
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Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric Sky
News: Mistika Warms-Up Active Volcano Scenes At BTV Post In Stunning Documentary “Lava Land” In Multiple Formats For Electric SkyMistika is hot in post in Hawaii-based film for Discovery, Sky and The Weather Channel
3D Specialist BTV Post chose Mistika for the grading, online finishing, re-versioning and digital mastering of four spectacular documentary films titled "Lava Land" for Electric Sky in high frame-rates and multi-dimensional platform deliveries in HD, 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
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SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann
News:  SGO Mistika's exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced Metadata-based stereo Workflow was used from Start to Finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz LuhrmannSGO Mistika's unique and exceptional Stereo 3D tools and advanced metadata-based stereo workflow were used from start to finish on “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. Stereo 3D was used in the film as an effective device in the stunning motion picture to connect the audience intimately to the action. The corrective stereo colour balancing was achieved using Mistika.
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Mistika makes the grade at France’s LevelS3D put to work on Luxembourgish / French animation film “Mr Hublot” which received the Grand Prix S3D Seine-Saint Denis award at Dimension 3
News: Mistika makes the grade at France’s LevelS3D put to work on Luxembourgish / French animation film “Mr Hublot” which received the Grand Prix S3D Seine-Saint Denis award at Dimension 3LevelS3D believes in success by investing in SGO's innovative Mistika technology
In order to provide its clients with an advanced and highly efficient 2D and stereoscopic 3D DI and colour grading service, LevelS3D, one of France's upcoming facilities, has invested in a Mistika 2K DI and Stereoscopic 3D system from SGO to meet high-level demand. Defined as one of the most powerful 2D and 3D post production tools in the industry for commercials, feature films and broadcast, Mistika will play an integral role in supporting LevelS3D's project workflow and in attracting new clientele to the company.
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FilmLight’s Baselight creates look for Pacific Rim
News: FilmLight’s Baselight creates look for Pacific Rim- MPI colorist Maxine Gervais uses full range of Baselight tool-set to develop stunning looks for summer blockbuster -
Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures production directed by Guillermo del Toro, has been post produced at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). Lead colorist, Maxine Gervais, used Baselight grading tools – on a laptop as well as a Baselight EIGHT system – to perfect the look of the movie, from set to final deliverables.
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SGO Promotes Mistika in Canada Through New Dynamic Reseller Partner 3vis
SGO has finalised an exciting reseller partnership agreement with 3vis, Canada’s leading reseller of digital entertainment creation software (DEC). The 3vis team closely reviewed various Stereo 3D and grading systems and first approached SGO at NAB last year before concluding that Mistika was an essential product to add to their portfolio. With a sharp focus on film, television, animation, games and design visualisation, 3vis uniquely serves the entire Canadian market with branches in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver and offers a full range of software applications, consulting expertise and client support services. 3vis is the only reseller in Canada to provide a single-source for specialised solutions and adapted services to ensure success, all through their unique 3vis Service Centre. 3vis has an experienced team that play a vital role in ensuring that client service and technical knowledge remain key priorities.
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Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”
News: Paris' Digimage invests in SGO's Mistika for high profile film work including “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service”“Mistika's capacity to work simultaneously in colour grading and Stereo 3D grading in real-time, facilitated a high quality finish process and enabled Josephine Derobe's great vision to be actualised.” Sergio Ochoa, Stereoscopic Post Production Supervisor on "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service"
Digimage Cinema, a division of media group CMC, used Mistika for all the stunning stereoscopic 3D effects in live-action 3D French-language feature film "Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service." Digimage offers high-end state-of the-art Stereo 3D and colour grading in the largest DI room in Europe, following its investment in SGO's Mistika technology. The acquisition included a Mistika 2K system with DI and Stereo 3D capabilities with 48 TB of storage, on HP's Z800 Workstation and NVIDIA 6000 Graphic Boards. A Mistika Assist station has recently been added to the workflow, further enhancing efficiency and film capabilities with Mistika's advanced grading power.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS Production
News: Mistika Brings Real-Time Grading Power In All Dimensions To Moscow At RSS ProductionMistika brings Real-time Stereo broadcasting from stage to screen in Russia
Moscow-based RSS Production has invested in SGO's Mistika system to upgrade their newly launched post production studio predominantly for colour grading in 2D and Stereo 3D work. The Company provides technical and creative expertise in 2D and Stereo 3D film and television productions for commercials and documentaries and they also specialise in delivering corporate media events.
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” - Graded in Mistika
““The French film industry is vibrant and growing with an increasing demand for Mistika owing to its reputation as a reliable, powerful colour grading asset. ...
SGO’'s Mistika was chosen by Digimage Cinema for the complete post production including colour grading of highly anticipated film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, directed by award-winning French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It will be digitally re-mastered in the IMAX 3D format using Mistika, with plans for its début release on 16 October 2013 across IMAX theatres in France.
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FilmLight Showcases End-to-End Color Pipeline at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2013
News: FilmLight Showcases End-to-End Color Pipeline at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2013- Latest solutions on display in Mexico from 04-07 June 2013 -
FilmLight will be demonstrating its latest products and developments in partnership with AMTEC (Stand A1) at Expo Cine, Video y Televisión 2013, and showing how its award-winning colour grading software and colour management systems can provide a 'colour pipeline' at every stage of production.
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NAIT and SGO form Educational Partnership to Equip Students with Cutting-edge Technology
News: NAIT and SGO form Educational Partnership to Equip Students with Cutting-edge TechnologyMistika and NAIT unlock an exciting new vision together
NAIT, the second largest Polytechic in Canada reknowned for its nationally accredited engineering, media and applied research, has invested in SGO's Mistika. NAIT DMIT (Digital Media and IT) is the only transmedia school of its kind in Canada, and has chosen the powerful and diverse Mistika software to enhance its digital media curriculum and content creation programs in Stereoscopic 3D and 2D. To keep students at the front of the digital industries when they graduate, NAIT DMIT believes that training and equiping students with the most up-to-date knowledge and cutting-edge tools is a bottom line.
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Post Factory NY Upgrades to Baselight TWO from FilmLight
- New York based facility adds Baselight TWO to state-of-the-art screening room -
Post FactoryNY, which has served the film, TV and commercials markets for more than 15 years, recently upgraded its state-of-the-art screening room on 6th Avenue with two Baselight TWO colour grading systems from FilmLight.
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Tim Dillon joins MPC New York as Executive Producer of Digital/Experiential
News: Tim Dillon joins MPC New York as Executive Producer of Digital/ExperientialThe momentum continues to build in MPC New York, where the addition of interactive and experiential force Tim Dillon completes the aggressive expansion of MPC Digital. A go-to talent for cross-platform projects across the digital, mobile and physical realms, Dillon brings to MPC more than a decade of experience working as senior producer and design lead for big-league clients such as Coca-Cola, Google, Tate, Dewar’s, Intel and TED, as well as Creator’s Project and Lifetime’s “Project Runway Catwalk”.
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Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight
News: Red Echo Post Expands Service Offering with FilmLight’s Baselight- Cincinnati editorial house adds in-house colour grading to deliver full service offering to clients -
Top editorial facility Red Echo Post, which has long served leading advertisers from its base in Cincinnati, has moved to round out its offering with a Baselight ONE colour grading system from FilmLight. The addition of the Baselight means that the company can add top end colour grading services to its clients.
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Digital Vision Announces Technology Partnership with MTI Film; Unveils Slate of Advanced Image Processing Tools
A History of Innovation, Collaboration, Integration in the Spotlight at NAB 2013
In keeping with its 25-year history of advancing creative technology, Digital Vision is proud to announce a technology partnership with MTI Film that will include the integration of MTI's Cortex::Control Dailies with the award-winning Nucoda grading platform. In addition, Digital Vision is unveiling exciting new developments for their Nucoda and Phoenix product lines during NAB.
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FilmLight Launches New Products to Provide Professional Colour Control at Every Stage
News: FilmLight Launches New Products to Provide Professional Colour Control at Every Stage- New control surface, grading platforms and peripherals deliver fast, flexible creativity and efficiency -
FilmLight is further enhancing its integrated colour pipeline with new products to be introduced at NAB 2013 (booth SL 3928, LVCC, 8–11 April). The range ensures that colour workflows can start on-set and run right through to final post and delivery, staying true to the vision at every stage. It delivers unrivalled productivity and creative control, giving facilities a real edge in delivering uncompromised results.
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Eyeheight colour correctors match the action during the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
News: Eyeheight colour correctors match the action during the Oxford and Cambridge Boat RaceSIS LIVE, one of Europe's outside broadcast and satellite uplink service providers, chose Eyeheight CC-2M colour correctors for use during coverage of the 2013 Oxford & Cambridge University Boat Race on Sunday 31 March. Installed in one of several SIS LIVE fleet vehicles at the event, the CC-2M received live high-definition video from mobile cameras and allowed rapid adjustment of colour balance to match feeds from other cameras positioned along the course.
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Mistika brings new developments, products and performance-leading Innovations for post, DI and broadcast to NAB
SGO launches Mistika Air at NAB – Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows
“Mistika has become a system and workflow solution associated with leading developments which address the very latest desires and trends of the post, DI and broadcast markets. NAB is a perfect place to showcase our technology with work done by our amazing customers from the small boutiques to the biggest film studios and broadcasters all around the world. We will continue to push development that keeps us one step ahead of the competition and which delivers many of the best solutions in the industry”
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Digital Vision Brings Image Technology Innovations to NAB 2013
Technology Demonstrations, New Features Unveiled for Colour Grading, Archive, Stereo and Image Processing
Digital Vision will bring its range of image technology solutions to NAB 2013, including the Nucoda 2013 colour grading product line which features many new tools and enhancements, and the latest version of Phoenix restoration software. In addition the company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, will present the first technology demonstration of Thor, a soon-to-be-released dedicated hardware product for advanced image processing.
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SGO relies on ATTO's Fibre Channel technology to provide high-performance Mistika solutions to be showcased at NAB 2013
News: SGO relies on ATTO's Fibre Channel technology to provide high-performance Mistika solutions to be showcased at NAB 2013Visit the SGO Booth SL10321 and ATTO Booth SL7613 at NAB 2013
SGO relies on ATTO Technology, Inc., the storage and network connectivity solutions provider to bring even greater performance standards to Mistika workflow solutions for high-end film and broadcast projects. Mistika's breath-taking speed is indicative of how demanding it is on bandwidth to its storage devices, and ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) provide that vital connection. With ATTO Technology's experience in engineering advanced technology into real-world product solutions, they provide SGO with a unique competitive advantage.
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FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI Suites
News: FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI SuitesFotoKem, a leading post production resource for the worldwide creative community, has added two Mistika 4K systems in their Burbank facility, bolstering their end-to-end services. The Mistika systems will share an SGO configured SAN, supporting FotoKem’s high frame rate, 3D and digital intermediate/colour services. The installation fosters FotoKem’s 50 years of focus on their clients’ needs through investing in technologically advanced tools and solutions to expertly guide film-makers through the entire process from production to post.
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Mistika Performs A Starring Role At London’s BTV Post To Bring Shakespeare To Life From Open Air Stage To Cinema Screen Across Different Genres
News: Mistika Performs A Starring Role At London’s BTV Post To Bring Shakespeare To Life From Open Air Stage To Cinema Screen Across Different Genres“Mistika's fantastic “digital printer lights tool” proved a great asset in restoring balance to the image...One of the most beneficial features in Mistika throughout this project is the “selection ganging” feature of the storyboard.” Ian Grey, Mistika VFX Artist and Colour Grader, BTV Post
Soho-based BTV Post is currently using Mistika for the grading, online finishing and digital mastering for all platform deliveries of Shakespeare's Globe's fourth season of filmed live theatre performances of The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V and Twelfth Night for an international Shakespeare experience.
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SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
News: SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film  “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”“It is safe to say that we could not have done it without SGO,” says Dave Hollingsworth, Park Road’s Head of Picture and Supervising Digital Colourist for The Hobbit
It took a world first behind the scenes workflow in order for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to become the first large scale wide release feature film to be exhibited in 48 frames per second.
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Studio l'Equipe relies on Mistika to introduce cutting-edge colour grading toolsets to Brussels for feature films
News: Studio l'Equipe relies on Mistika to introduce cutting-edge colour grading toolsets to Brussels for feature filmsAs part of the on-going expansion of digital acquisition, Brussels-based Studio l’Equipe, one of Belgium’s leading post production facilities has invested in SGO's Mistika to meet the demands of a rapidly changing and highly competitive feature film market. Studio l'Equipe has installed a Mistika 4K system with a Mistika Assist station, to help accelerate the post production process by allowing simultaneous access to Mistika projects for ingest, online functions and the creation of deliverables, without disturbing the master Mistika system. Both Mistikas are connected to a 72TB SAN storage system.
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The Farm grows resources beyond HD capability by investing in Mistika for broadcast and commercial projects and future innovation
Mistika ensures optimal image quality at The Farm in new “Utopia” Channel 4 series
The Farm Group, award-winning London-based full-service post production facility, has significantly added to its colour grading and workflow resources through the purchase of a Mistika system at its Soho Headquarters. Following an extensive search for a future-proof solution that would move the facility beyond HD capability, the timing was ideal for The Farm to invest in Mistika.
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Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in Sweden
News: Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in SwedenLeading Swedish post production house Europa Sound & Vision has significantly boosted its facilities and workflow with the purchase of three Mistika systems providing deliverables up to 4K. The investment consists of a Mistika for high-end colour grading, another for real-time compositing, online finishing and DCP creation, combined with a Mistika Assist workstation, all sharing a 96TB SGO SAN in a collaborative workflow environment. The primary focus is on 2D projects but the systems can easily be upgraded to Stereo 3D and High Frame Rate (HFR) when required.
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White Mark Designs A New Film Sound Facility In Moscow
News: White Mark Designs A New Film Sound Facility In MoscowAfter three years of intense work, UK studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd has completed a massive project in Moscow that involved designing and building a new, state of the art film sound facility for Russian company CineLab Ltd.
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Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration Workflow
News: Digital Vision's Phoenix Automates and Refines Restoration WorkflowSoftware Powers Efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film
From riding the surf to diving to the ocean's depths in a submarine, Digital Vision's Phoenix Refine restoration software is helping to power the efforts of High Hat Post and Periscope Film. Currently, Phoenix is a crucial tool at High Hat Post in the restoration of a collection of vintage 16 mm surfing movies, as well as current productions. Periscope Film is using Phoenix to automate the restoration of the company's acquired military footage. Both High Hat Post and Periscope Film attribute the success of their workflows to the unmatched features that Phoenix offers, including its ability to automatically remove dirt, dust, scratches and grain.
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Professional Video Editing Just Got Better - Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping
News: Professional Video Editing Just Got Better - Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now ShippingSmoke Software Development Process Shaped by Extended Free Trial and Extensive User Feedback
Endorsed by twenty five thousand Facebook fans, six industry awards and thousands of new users through the trial download and active forum communities, Autodesk, Inc., (NADSAQ: ADSK) announced that the new Autodesk Smoke 2013, professional video editing software is now shipping.
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Digital Vision Empowers Siren Digital
News: Digital Vision Empowers Siren DigitalNew State-of-the-art Hollywood Facility Relies on Nucoda and Phoenix
Siren Digital, a film, TV and new media production group, has yet again turned to Digital Vision for a number of solutions to power the company's new, state-of-the-art facility in Hollywood. Siren Digital has chosen Digital Vision's Nucoda high-end color grading system with the DVO toolset and Precision control panel to sustain their DI and technological operations. Continuing a long-standing collaborative relationship, the team at Siren has worked with Digital Vision over many years, beginning with installations of Nucoda in Santa Monica and extending overseas to large-scale, facility build-outs in Korea and China. Over the course of many projects, the companies have found new ways to produce and manage the creation and delivery of entertainment content.
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Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital Age
News: Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital AgeEncore is one of the busiest full-service post-production facilities in Hollywood. Part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, the company, which also has facilities in New York, Vancouver and London, has built its reputation primarily through its work in episodic television. It services such shows as Body of Proof, Castle, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Enlightened, Glee, Hawaii 5-O, Justified, Magic City, Mob Doctor, Nashville, NCIS, The Newsroom, Raising Hope, Last Resort and Revenge, providing near-set dailies, colour grading, editorial finishing and visual effects. It also boasts one of the industry’s most efficient file-based workflows and was the first to implement an ACES workflow for television.
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FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”
News: FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final colour grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight. Completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, DI Colourist John Persichetti used Baselight to apply the finishing touches to the film prior to its worldwide release.
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London’s LipSync Grows Grading Resources with FilmLight’s Baselight
LipSync Post, the award winning London-based full-service post-production facility, has significantly added to its colour grading resources through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight. When fully operational by year’s end the Baselight systems will serve as the facility’s primary grading tools, enabling LipSync to offer a total of five grading suites that can work flexibly to suit client requirements.
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