LONDON — SGO (www.sgo.es) announced that its flagship color grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby’s (www.dolby.com) Dolby Vision technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range (HDR) images with wider color gamut capabilities.
Dolby Vision is intended to help content creators and television manufacturers deliver true-to-life brightness, colors 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 supported full HDR workflows for some time now, and is positioned to enable its users to take full advantage of this technology.
“Our goal at SGO is to look forward and analyze which upcoming technologies will best enable our customers to grow their businesses,” says SGO CEO Miguel Angel Doncel. “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 colors, peak brightness and local contrast available with Dolby Vision,” says 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, 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 last month and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.