MADRID, SPAIN — SGO (www.sgo.es) has released a substantial upgrade to Mistika Ultima, its finishing system that offers tools for color grading, compositing, editing, VFX, Stereo 3D and HDR work. The latest release adds Apple ProRes support and enhancements for collaborative workflows.
Improvements have been made throughout Mistika Ultima and include many revised toolsets, such as shapes, keyframes and notes & markers. Among the newly-added features are align, mute moving clip and unscale functions, a bypass toggle and new processes for HDR workflows. There is also now support for the latest hardware developments, including AJA’s Kona 5, Tangent Arc grading control panels and new highly optimized SGO storage solutions.
Playback speeds have also been enhanced, allowing realtime interactivity of UHD 8K at 60p. Official Apple ProRes support has been added, enabling users to work with and create ProRes media significantly faster than before and at the highest quality available. The scope of professional format support has also been expanded to including the latest Arri, Red and Canon SDKs.
Mistika Ultima continues to improve workflow efficiency by expanding collaborative capabilities between natively integrated Mistika products. This includes Mistika CoPilot, an application that runs inside the same workstation but on a second GPU. Included at no extra cost, it provides a second user interface, enabling an assistant to simultaneously work on the same project without interfering with the main operator’s tasks.
The Immersive Reality Toolset also received various enhancements and is fully compatible with Mistika VR, the company’s solution for optical flow stitching. This eliminates the need for intermediate rendering by allowing Mistika Ultima to just share project metadata, thus improving efficiency when creating VR/360 content.
Using a new Mistika Technology hardware and SGO storage configuration, Mistika Ultima 8K provides realtime finishing and workflow for UHD 8K at 60p, even with uncompressed formats. Realtime capture and playout at 8K 60p is also possible when using the latest 8K recorder from Panasonic.