Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in Sweden


Last Updated: February 4, 2013 7:02 pm GMT
(London, UK--February 4, 2013) Leading 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.

Europa Sound & Vision were convinced from the start that Mistika was the system to drive them forward to help pursue colour grading work for television and feature films. Mattias Segnestam, Chief Operating Officer explains “We realised that for our expansion into picture post production, Mistika is the best creative system available, combined with superior workflow, to meet all our needs. Mistika is an outstanding enhancement to our facility and it will be the very centre of our pipeline. Our creativity will definitely benefit from using Mistika for colour grading and high-end finishing project work. It is the solution we have been looking for and is definitely unrivalled, unique but at the same time compatible with other systems, which is a distinct advantage. We love Mistika, it works like a dream.”

Mattias Bergkvist, Chief Executive Officer adds “The relationship with SGO was also a very important part of our decision to build an infrastructure around Mistika. The team at all levels demonstrated their total commitment and passion for delivering great technology and an outstanding customer experience, which was confirmed, when speaking to other Mistika customers across the globe. Mistika clearly performs extremely well now but it is vital to work with a company that is constantly developing and innovating so that we can provide long term future-proof solutions for our customers.”

Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales & Operations says "We are delighted to welcome Europa Sound & Vision as a new customer in the Scandinavian market, which is rapidly opening up, and eager to embrace SGO's advanced technology. Due to the rapid expansion in digital acquisitions, it is a perfect time for them to put Mistika at the heart of their new post production facilities.” Geoff concludes “Mistika's stunning next generation colour grading toolsets, flexible real-time creativity and highly efficient collaborative workflows will provide Europa Sound & Vision with a true differentiator, and not just in Sweden but all around the world. We look forward to building on an already excellent relationship as Mistika is used from on-set through to final finishing and delivery.”

The sound department (aka Europa Sound Production) has won several national and international awards and has been working with some of the most successful filmmakers over many years. Credits include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), The Hypnotist, and the BBC TV series Wallander.


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