SGO offers free, beta version of media management/transcoding software
June 13, 2019

SGO offers free, beta version of media management/transcoding software

MADRID, SPAIN — Currently in the Open Beta phase, Mistika Workflows ( is SGO’s free-of-charge and open-to-everyone media management, transcoding and delivery software tool. Pros are welcome to join the 30-day program to test drive Mistika Workflows and provide feedback.

“Due to its easy-to-use interface it is specifically designed to be used by all industry professionals with various skill levels, enabling highly efficient, truly productive and fully customized media content production,” explains Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO at SGO. 

Running on Windows, MacOS and Linux, Mistika Workflows is designed to facilitate media file related workflows, including transcoding, specialized data transfers and triggering user-defined actions or scripts to make media content-production pipelines easier, smarter and faster. Thanks to GPU processing, advanced CPU parallelization and Mistika Technology’s unique performance optimizations, Mistika Workflows achieves fast transcoding speed at the highest possible quality. It also supports a complete set of industry-standard camera RAW formats, including Arri, Canon, RED, Sony and even 360-degree cameras. 
Additionally, Mistika Workflows enables seamless automation for encoding and data moving as a whole with the Data Mover feature.
Mistika Workflows’ open architecture permits the addition of custom-built features by creating new tasks using Python programming language, providing their users with total control over the platform and allowing them to fully customize its behaviour for the client-particular needs. Python nodes can be created quickly, without most of the complexity of independent applications. Using the Python scripts allows automating repetitive tasks while adapting necessary aspects such as file-naming rules, URL paths and communication with asset management databases or metadata files. 

After the period of beta testing, Mistika Workflows will be available online through the SGO Shop, based on a pay-per-use business model, with flexible payment options from approximately $55 a month. As a part of SGO Loyalty Reward Program, all active Mistika VR and Mistika Boutique subscribers at the time of release will get a copy of Mistika Workflows included in their existing subscription. 

“Our customers that have embraced Mistika Technology are extremely important to us and we wanted to reward them for their loyalty by being among the first to benefit from this latest innovation from SGO,” says Geoff Mills, managing director at SGO. “The preview of Mistika Workflows has already been well received and will certainly be a complementary and cost effective solution regardless of what products or pipelines you are using.”