London-based postproduction facility The Farm Group has added to its color grading and workflow resources with the purchase of an SGO Mistika system for its Soho headquarters.
Mistika now serves as one the facility’s primary workflow tools, enabling the company to offer flexibility to suit client requirements. Mistika was put straight to work on Dennis Kelly’s cryptic thriller for Channel 4, Utopia, which is currently airing. Mistika’s processing engine allowed Owen Hulme, online editor for Utopia, to maintain native camera acquisition frame size and resolution throughout the post process, ensuring optimal picture quality for both U.K. and international deliveries, while also saving time.
“Having followed Mistika’s development for some time, we had become very impressed with its sheer performance and flexibility,” said David Klafkowski, joint managing director of The Farm Group.
“We were looking for reliable, efficient and cutting-edge technology to secure current and future projects. Mistika’s capabilities have reassured us that it is very well placed at The Farm and will enhance the growth of our business even further.”
The system was supplied by SGO’s U.K. reseller, Pixelution. “The Farm has now joined the SGO family and we are delighted that they have added Mistika to their impressive array of technology,” said managing director Giles Parker.
The Farm Group provides postproduction services out of its locations in London’s Soho, Bristol, Manchester and Los Angeles. With over 100 suites, the group works on many long-form television projects. The company’s recent credits include Utopia, Downton Abbey, The X-Factor, Made in Chelsea, Claridges and Misfits series 1-4.