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SGO adds support for ARRI, Silicon Images and Phantom RAW file formats to its Mistika Post and DI finishing system (17/9/2010)

In a development that parallels the expanding importance of Digital Cinematography within the creative media industry SGO today announces its Mistika Post and DI finishing system gains yet another exciting development launching at IBC 2010 with added support for ARRI, Silicon Images and Phantom RAW file formats.

Mistika can immediately support ARRIRAW files created with the ARRI’s already well established D-21 camera, and can also support files created with the exciting new ARRI ALEXA Camera as it becomes available to the market with RAW capability enabled. Mistika can already work with the ALEXA’s ProRes image format output, and with added RAW support, continues to make Mistika the working environment of choice for the on-line post-production of quality images.

The live and real-time manipulation of RAW image data, benefit from Mistika's new, high performance and high quality debayering algorithms, which increase transcoding speed, while guaranteeing the highest possible quality directly from the camera's "RAW" files. Coupled with Mistika's powerful colour grading, compositing and editing environment, the direct native support for multiple RAW file formats provides an unbeatable combination, in terms of creative freedom, ultimate quality, and efficient workflow.

“Live real-time RAW processing is a key feature for cameras such as ARRI, Phantom, RED and so forth. Being able to alter the parameters in a non-destructive way, and without the need for any additional hardware is a great ability. Alexa is big industry news, and is showing just what Digital Cinematography is really capable of. Real-time RAW workflows in Mistika are key to maximising the final image quality from such camera’s. Shooting on the ARRI Alexa and post producing on Mistika is an incredible combination.” Steve Shaw, CEO of Light Illusion and one of SGO’s key partner’s states. Mistika has also been an excellent finishing tool for productions filmed with the RED One camera for a couple of years now, allowing real-time direct support of the RED RAW r3d file format, including access to camera parameters, rescaling and colour correction. Adding yet further RAW support keeps Mistika at the forefront of creative image manipulation.The Mistika post production system is a flexible high-end post production and live on set system capable of SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and stereoscopic 3D with real-time ARRI, RED camera and other native data workflows. It seamlessly integrates timeline-based editing, conforming, infinite-layer compositing, colour grading and image restoration all in one complete system with various toolsets working together in the timeline.

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