London-based DI and stereoscopic 3D facility Onsight recently installed its fourth SGO Mistika 4K postproduction system to meet growing demand. Onsight now offers clients a suite of SGO products, including four Mistika systems operating on shared storage, the Mistika on-set production tool and an SGO SAN.
With an understanding of the entire production process, Onsight offers advice at every stage from shoot to post. “It is imperative that our projects are managed as efficiently as possible in post, and Mistika plays a vital role in this process,” said Simon Craddock, CEO of Onsight. “Mistika continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements that DI and stereo 3D productions involve, with stunning creative results. Enhancing our capabilities with a fourth Mistika system was an obvious move for us.”
Onsight recently used Mistika on the award winning Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough. The system was used for both 2D and stereo 3D postproduction, as well as the creation of TV, theatrical and IMAX deliverables. Due to the enormous scale of the project, Onsight networked two Mistika systems together, in order to improve efficiency and share the online workload in real-time. Onsight has been nominated for an IBC2011 innovation award for the project, with SGO Mistika as a technology partner.
In addition, Onsight recently provided production and postproduction services to a host of other projects, including True Blood – Peter Gabriel Live in London (3D) for Eagle Rock, The Bachelor King 3D for Atlantic Productions and A Day in the Life of an Audi Driver for Passion Pictures.
“Having another Mistika on board, further enhances our capacity to deliver time-sensitive and high-quality material,” said Andrew Shelley, Onsight’s COO. “The Mistika platform gives us incredible flexibility, and the ability to offer efficient workflows to our clients.”
“Opting for an additional Mistika system, was a logical progression to fortify Onsight’s existing collaborative workflows, as exciting projects continue to flow in,” said Geoff Mills, director of SGO global sales and operations. “Mistika’s phenomenal power in DI and stereo 3D has opened opportunities for filmmakers to create exciting content now and in the future.”