MADRID, SPAIN — SGO (www.sgo.es) has enhanced its Mistika post production system with new features that elevate the efficiency of color-based workflows and provide greater finesse in color-grading processes.
“With a brand new color interface being in the core of this revolutionary upgrade, Mistika has started to shed its skin, initiating a new era of Mistika technology,” explains Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO at SGO. “Mistika 10 offers its users a facilitated way to unlock the exceptional power of our technology, provide them with more control and boost (for) the productivity of the color-based workflows.”
“The availability and development of color tools in the market has been significantly decreasing over the past few years and many colorists and finishing artists are looking for a differentiating solution that takes color to new levels,” adds Geoff Mills, managing director at SGO. “We have certainly been listening and Mistika 10 both confirms and demonstrates our total commitment to existing users and the many new ones who are looking for alternative solutions and want to join the rapidly growing community of Mistika Boutique and Ultima creatives.”
Ideas and inspiration for Mistika 10 came directly from the creative industry. Francisco Ramos Howell, senior colorist and HDR workflow specialist was one of the Mistika users who contributed important feedback.
“It is a tangible result of numerous wishful thinking conversations among users, brainstorming sessions with developers and one to one feedback meetings,” shares Ramos Howell, adding that this neat and elegant design will allow colorists to create beautiful images with even more subtle control.
When planning the new layout of the color interface, the main goal was to facilitate operativity without discarding any of the existing features nor limiting Mistika’s color corrector, notes Adrian Gonzalez Diaz, a Mistika expert and UX designer who works closely with the SGO development team. “Once we achieved that, we added new functionalities we believe would bring an extra value, such as scopes integration to primaries and bands, new system in primaries to control offset and contrast with a trackball, quick access in curves and qualifier to add points and choose tones, reorganized RGB curves... and so much more!”
Mistika Boutique and Mistika Ultima users will also find many other new features and enhancements designed to boost their overall productivity, including a completely redesigned visual editor, metadata embed for RAW media, embedded scale parameters for all clips, quick access to shapes, new common shape presets for all FX and a reorganized menu for histories, among others.
Mistika 10 is currently in Open Beta and available to all Mistika Boutique and Mistika Ultima users in the download section of their online SGO Account. This pre-release is also available completely free of charge as an eval version of Mistika Boutique.
In related news, SGO is offering a Mistika 10 special launch promotion for its subscription-based full-finishing software solution Mistika Boutique. By subscribing before May 31st, customers will get a 50 percent discount to all Mistika Boutique editions, subscription plans and single-use licenses.