Mistika, SGO's colour grading and finishing platform, to support Dolby® Vision™

London, UK, (PresseBox) - SGO today announced that its extremely powerful flagship colour grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby® Vision™ technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider colour 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.

Dolby Vision helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver true-to-life brightness, colours and contrast by augmenting the fidelity of Ultra HD (UHD) and HD video signals for over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, broadcast and gaming applications.

Mistika has inherently supported full HDR workflows for some time now, and is therefore ideally positioned to enable its users to take full advantage of this technological step-change.

SGO's CEO Miguel Angel Doncel confirmed, "Our goal at SGO is to look forward and analyse which upcoming technologies will best enable our customers to grow their businesses. We then aim to bring complete workflows incorporating those technologies to market first, so that our customers have the upper hand over their competitors."

"Creative teams using SGO's Mistika can embrace the full gamut of colours, peak brightness and local contrast available with Dolby Vision," said Roland Vlaicu, Senior Director, Broadcast Imaging, Dolby Laboratories. "Films and TV shows will look more like the real world, and viewers will notice details that might have previously gone unseen."

SGO's Director of Global Sales and Operations Geoff Mills affirmed, "Our Company philosophy to adopt new technological advances in image capture, quality and display formats is what makes SGO's enthusiastic and proactive approach to post production and broadcasting so unique. All the necessary underlying requirements are already in place, guaranteeing our customers a future-proof return in their investment. Dolby Vision delivers vivid imagery, and we're absolutely thrilled to be one of the first in our industry to make this technology a reality."

ABOUT DOLBY VISION

Dolby Vision helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver true-to-life brightness, colours and contrast by augmenting the fidelity of Ultra HD (UHD) and HD video signals for over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, broadcast and gaming applications.

Even though most TV shows and movies are recorded using camera technology that captures the colours and brightness of real life, much of that richness is lost by the time consumers get to watch. That's because current TV and cinema colour-grading standards are based on the limitations of old technologies and require that the original video content be altered-dramatically reducing the range of colours, brightness and contrast-before it can be reproduced for transmission and playback. Dolby Vision changes that, giving creative teams the freedom to use the full gamut of colours, peak brightness and local contrast, with the confidence that those will be reproduced faithfully on televisions that feature Dolby Vision.

The net result is a richer and more realistic viewing experience that makes it easier for viewers to discern details that might previously have gone unnoticed in an image, regardless of screen size or viewing distance.

For more information, please visit http://www.dolby.com/us/en/professional/technology/home-theater/dolby-vision.html.

SGO Mistika

Beautifully Creative Technology - SGO is a well-established and leading developer of world-leading, award-winning and extremely powerful Mistika post production systems and workflow solutions, including the recently introduced Mamba FX compositing software, for the film and broadcast industries, supported by specialist technology partners such as ATTO Tech, Bright Technologies, Dot Hill, DVS, HP, NVIDIA , Tangent Devices and many others. SGO is a global organisation expanding rapidly with offices and reseller partners around the world.

Notable accolades include the IBC2013 Innovation Awards for the World's First HFR-3D post workflow at Park Road Post Production in New Zealand for The Hobbit Trilogy and the International 3D Society's Technology Lumière Award for advancements in Stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD developments. The full list of relevant awards and nominations can be found at www.sgo.es/awardsand- nominations/.

Numerous 2D and Stereo 3D films and programmes that involved Mistika are listed at www.sgo.es/on-screen which include Stalingrad, David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Great Gatsby, Star Trek Into Darkness and many other high profile titles.

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