LAS VEGAS — SGO (www.sgo.es) launched Mistika Air at this year’s NAB show. The system is designed to be a complete, realtime, ultra HD solution for broadcasting, supporting HD, ultra HD, 4K and 8K workflows.
Mistika offers tools for 2D and Stereo 3D post, as well as non-destructive realtime creative tools for editing, compositing and grading. The company is partnering with ATTO (www.attotech.com), making use of the company’s Fibre Channel technology to provide high-performance. ATTO’s Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) provide the vital connection to storage for the system.
"The higher the performance, the higher the bandwidth and therefore the harder these cards need to work to achieve and produce the required results,” explains SGO technical director, Javier Moreno. “ATTO's technology plays a significant role in helping SGO to deliver high-end workflows and creative solutions stretching the boundaries of film and broadcast productions worldwide."
ATTO’s Fibre Channel HBAs are certified to support SGO’s current Mistika products. Since Mistika operates from non-proprietary hardware with an open file structure, and offer widespread codec-support, it allows for easy integration and compatibility with other systems.
SGO is also showing Version 7.2, which gives users infinite possibilities to route and combine color selections across any number of layers. All features are accessible directly from Tangent Elements control surfaces, which have been especially programmed to create a highly ergonomic and efficient working environment. New features include an updated grading interface, including new Curves Mode for very fine color control, choice of blending modes for every layer and new mask processing options.
SGO has further developed Mistika’s existing high frame rate support for 48fps and 60fps projects. Users can now export “half frame rate” material to standard editing systems, along with the complimentary functions to conform the resulting edit lists from the original High Frame Rate footage. Resolutions beyond 8K are already supported, making Mistika easily capable of high resolution work for feature-film or Ultra HD TV and Super Hi-Vision.
Mistika is being used on a number of long-form projects that are currently in post production. They include Inside the Mind of Leonardo, The Great Gatsby and Star Trek Into Darkness.