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Sky extends 3D footprint with Mistika

4 March 2011
Sky extends 3D footprint with Mistika

BSkyB has expanded its stereo 3D capacity with the purchase of two additional Mistika post production systems working on a 64 TB SGO SAN, to enable collaborative workflows. BSkyB launched Sky 3D, Europe’s first 3D TV channel, using the latest technology which included Mistika to create the 3D experience, providing sports programmes, movies and entertainment into people’s homes. History was made in January last year with the world’s first live 3D sports broadcast, in which Mistika played a role in delivery.

Mistika, which is placed at the heart of Sky Creative’s pipeline, is vital for the creative team in editing, colour correction, geometry-alignment and producing material as quickly as possible. One of the new systems is based at Sky Creative to work alongside the existing Mistika, with the other one installed in a different building for ingest and QC of stereo 3D content.

"Mistika forms the core of our stereo 3D workflows and SGO’s technology continues to impress us with its speed, realtime immediacy, highly developed functionality, openness, flexibility and ability to integrate seamlessly with other systems. These features of the system are significant because we don’t have the luxury of time," said Sarah Cloutier, VFX manager, Sky Creative.

BSkyB has recently worked on an impressive number of high profile stereo 3D projects using Mistika which include Dance, Dance, Dance with the English National Ballet, Diversitoys Tour – Diversity Live, The Reef and Panasonic Sponsorship idents for Sky 3D and cinema.

www.sgo.es
BSkyB has expanded its stereo 3D capacity with the purchase of two additional Mistika post production systems working on a 64 TB SGO SAN, to enable collaborative workflows. BSkyB launched Sky 3D, Europe’s first 3D TV channel, using the latest technology which included Mistika to create the 3D experience, providing sports programmes, movies and entertainment into people’s homes. History was made in January last year with the world’s first live 3D sports broadcast, in which Mistika played a role in delivery.

Mistika, which is placed at the heart of Sky Creative’s pipeline, is vital for the creative team in editing, colour correction, geometry-alignment and producing material as quickly as possible. One of the new systems is based at Sky Creative to work alongside the existing Mistika, with the other one installed in a different building for ingest and QC of stereo 3D content.

"Mistika forms the core of our stereo 3D workflows and SGO’s technology continues to impress us with its speed, realtime immediacy, highly developed functionality, openness, flexibility and ability to integrate seamlessly with other systems. These features of the system are significant because we don’t have the luxury of time," said Sarah Cloutier, VFX manager, Sky Creative.

BSkyB has recently worked on an impressive number of high profile stereo 3D projects using Mistika which include Dance, Dance, Dance with the English National Ballet, Diversitoys Tour – Diversity Live, The Reef and Panasonic Sponsorship idents for Sky 3D and cinema.

www.sgo.es

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