Hamburg-based Chroma Film & TV, one of Germany’s stereoscopic 3D pioneers, has invested in an SGO Mistika 2K system for both 2D and 3D Stereo post production.
Chroma Film & TV’s new Mistika will not just be perceived as an advanced stereo 3D tool, but also as a complete post production system, which is made up of highly developed 2D tools which include editing, conforming, image restoration, compositing, colour grading, multi mastering and DCP for both 3D and 2D. Mistika will be used for all of Chroma Film & TV’s work which includes 2D and stereo 3D commercials, corporate films, documentaries and feature films. CEO of Chroma Film & TV, Jürgen Schaum stated: “Mistika will provide the key departments of commercials and feature films – directors, cinematographers, editors and VFX – with a very fast, high-quality and economically attractive resource for S3D and 2D productions.”
Mistika’s openness, flexibility and ability to integrate seamlessly with other systems, were some of the key factors that made Mistika the system of choice for stereoscopic 3D productivity at Chroma Film & TV. Mistika will enable Chroma Film & TV to meet the growing and complex demands that stereo 3D productions involve. Mistika has the capacity to compatibly work alongside with their other systems, such as Avid and the Nucoda Film Master serving a distinct advantage from other closed systems.
Due to Mistika’s powerful realtime functionality and capability to process any film and video format natively, as well as its full support of Avid work-flows, it will be possible for Chroma Film & TV to use Mistika for their dailies, for sending MXF files to their Avid for 2D and stereo 3D projects including the later conform in Mistika using Avid’s EDL for 2D and stereo 3D in 48 fps. Along with Mistika’s open storage, the addition of DNxHD continues to make Mistika the ideal system for all on-line and DI post-production work-flows, and now provides direct media interchange with Avid’s range of offline editing systems. Mistika and Chroma Film & TV’s Nucoda will operate simultaneously on stereo 3D productions, resulting in the combination of both systems working together for the same project, thus serving the best interests of the client.
In other news, the company has also promoted Geoff Mills to Director of SGO Global Sales & Operations.