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Legend3D Installs Two Mistika Assist Stations


Hollywood-based stereoscopic and visual effects company Legend3D has invested in two SGO Mistika Assist Stations which will be used in the conversion and visual effects pipeline at the company’s 60,000 square foot studio.

“As we continue to grow, so do our systems and technology,” said Legend3D’s director of IT Anthony Lopez. “Mistika is a trustworthy system with dependable 4K S3D real-time playback and visual effects capabilities that can handle everything from editorial to  depth grading, and they are open and accessible to partner on development projects. We plan on using Mistika as a client facing platform to create real-time, on-the-fly adjustments to suit our clients’ creative needs.”

With the capacity to work on up to three full feature films and multiple commercials concurrently, Legend3D has worked on such projects as The Lego Movie, Man of Steel, Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Smurfs 1 and 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

“Legend3D’s constantly evolving tools and workflow, combined with Mistika’s innovation, manages to liberate precious man hours into productive creativity,” explained Jared Sandrew, Legend3D’s creative director. “We foresee Mistika playing a huge role here and its time-saving strengths make it a wise investment.”

“Legend3D is the perfect client for SGO and the Mistika, they share a desire to deliver the best that 3D can offer,” said Colin Ritchie at AArmadillo, (SGO’s U.S. reseller). “The plan is to integrate Mistika into the unique Legend 3D pipeline with custom tools and configurations. This is an exciting time for both companies as we approach 4K, HFR and HDR imaging, it’s good to know that Mistika will be a big part of what Legend 3D delivers next.”

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