SGO’s Mistika is now fully integrated within stereo VFX company Legend3D’s 2D to 3D conversion process and digital asset management system.
This co-development resulted in a new Depth Grade node in Mistika, which accepts and utilises data created by Legend3D's conversion process to interactively design the depth of a given scene in realtime. As the conversion data is passed through the Mistika, each 3D scene can be fine-tuned, using Mistika's stereo optimisation features in conjunction with the Depth Grade node.
"It is an incredible experience to collaborate with innovative directors that care about how their story is told in 3D,” said Jared Sandrew (pictured), Legend3D's chief creative officer. “With our depth grading process, we are able to dial in the stereo with a Filmmaker in the room in realtime resulting in 100 per cent depth approval upon first viewing. This allows us to interactively show multiple versions of a 3D experience in continuity with the filmmaker.”
Geoff Mills, director of SGO's global sales and operations added: “This is a real game-changer for the 2D to 3D conversion industry and provides Legend3D with a huge competitive advantage so that they can offer something unique to their clients. This new capability of allowing converted material to be creatively and interactively manipulated in front of the director or stereographer in realtime, to achieve the desired creative depth for a given scene, significantly speeds up the entire conversion process. This is an exciting time for both of our companies and we have more announcements to follow.”
Legend3D has delivered projects including Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Lego Movie, Man of Steel, Life of Pi as well as six additional theatrical releases in the upcoming 2014 and 2015 seasons.