SGO today announced that its flagship color grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby Vision technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range images with wider color gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
Canadian boutique post-production company Slik has invested in SGO's Mistika post-production system to expand its 4K capabilities and color grading.
SGO released Mistika v8 earlier this month at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Mistika v8 features an advanced and complete color grading toolset. Each one of an infinite number of color correction layers contains every grading tool within the system including: primaries, fixed vectors, custom curves, and Mistika’s own enhanced five ball primary system – bands.
Light Illusion has announced the full integration of its LightSpace CMS (color management system) with the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor range, models PRM4200 and PRM4220. With this full integration, users can now perform fully automated profiling and calibration of the Dolby monitor range.
The Dark Place tells the story of Keegan Dark, who has the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. Both a blessing and a curse, Dark uncovers a conspiracy that frames him for murder, threatens his inheritance, and endangers his family’s lives and livelihood. When director Jody Wheeler began shopping for a post-house to complete his feature film The Dark Place, he chose AlphaDogs because he had been told of their excellent reputation in working with independent filmmakers.
Celebrating its 50-year anniversary, Fox Studios Australia based specialist editorial facilities provider Spectrum Films has selected Mistika to drive its expansion of high-end color grading, finishing and digital intermediates using SGO's proven technology at the helm. This is the first real-time 4K-capable Mistika system in Australia, and includes advanced DI grading as well as Digital Cinema Package tools enabling encrypted or un-encrypted DCP creation directly from camera raw and other media files directly off the timeline.
SGO has announced that its Mistika post-production system now supports Digital Vision’s precision grading panel.
At the National Association of Broadcasters convention next week FilmLight will present high dynamic range mastering and grading, featuring the new Dolby Vision technology on Baselight’s color grading system.
LipSync provided equity investment and full post services on Starred Up, the award-winning film starring Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend, telling the story of a troubled and violent teen who meets his father in prison. The film, produced by Sigma Films, will open in the UK on March 21.
In Annapurna Pictures’ Her, director Spike Jonze tells a story, set in the slight future, of Theodore, a complex, soulful man who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, and featuring the voice of Scarlett Johansson, the film has attracted extraordinary critical praise as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Original Song.