Technical University of Madrid leads the way to the future in advanced research by investing in SGO Mistika's innovative technology

(PresseBox) ( Madrid, Spain, )
"Our investment in Mistika will help drive us further forward into becoming a significant centre of excellence in stereoscopic 3D content creation..."
Fernando Jaureguizar, Associate Professor, Technical University of Madrid

The Image Processing Group (GTI, Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes) of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) has invested in a Mistika 2K system with Stereo 3D capabilities and a Mistika Live application for its world-class stateof- the-art Production and Experimentation Centre to equip its students with industry-leading innovative technology. Developing creative individuals by providing relevant market-ready skills, applied research, innovation and ambition, the University has placed Mistika at the core of its post production curriculum.

GTI has designed and currently manages a three-dimensional television Living lab (Dem-3DTV), where the Production and Experimentation Centre is housed. Dem-3DTV is located at the Montegancedo Campus of International Excellence of the UPM and is equipped with a vast infrastructure of technology used for research, development, innovation support, and equipment trials for audiovisual content involving depth perception.

Associate Professor at UPM, Fernando Jaureguizar states "The Mistika 2K system and Mistika Live with the Dem-3DTV provides further exciting opportunities to train students and professionals interested in stereoscopic 3D post production offering a more experimental and holistic approach. Mistika will be used for the editing, compositing, colour grading and finishing for Stereo 3D content captured from the Dem-3DTV.

The production workflow includes 2K professional cameras mounted on a rig and compact cameras in full HD with double lenses to shoot each eye."

Fernando Jaureguizar adds "Our investment in Mistika will help drive us further forward into becoming a significant centre of excellence in stereoscopic 3D content creation for universities, research institutes, standardisation organisations and audiovisual companies that will benefit from the technology."

Regional Sales Manager at SGO, Jose Luis Acha concludes "SGO is proud to be associated with educational institutions of high calibre, such as the UPM, that delivers the highest standards and encourages quality-driven results for future talented professionals. Mistika is a clear leader in stereoscopic editing and post production, and its capabilities bring tremendous benefits for students to further develop their technical expertise in order to be well equipped for the industry."

Spain's Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR), through public corporate entity, and UPM created the Production and Experimentation Centre for digital content where their newly installed Mistika 2K post production system and Mistika Live now reside. is responsible for promoting the development of the Information Society in Spain's ambitions to carry out projects related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) for job-generation programmes to boost the ICT sector and promote entrepreneurship as well as increase productivity, competitiveness and efficiency in public spending.

Established in 1981, the GTI is a research group working on theory, methods, and applications of digital image processing, mainly for compression and analysis. Besides specific developments on image related topics, GTI also considers research on complete systems where image processing is a major aspect such as visual communications, real time computer vision, and multimedia telecom applications. GTI has also developed facilities and toolkits for the design and implementation of image related application systems, which are organised into a structured architecture based on a building block approach.

The GTI is within the E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (ETSIT) of the UPM. Its teaching activity covers digital image processing, television, image and video encoding, computer vision, computer graphics, telecommunications systems and digital video technology.

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