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Second Mistika System Ordered for BTV Post's Expansion to Extend 2D & stereo 3D Services

Current projects include post production on Shakespeare’s Globe including Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV and Henry VIII

Cutting edge facility, BTV Post, has purchased an additional Mistika post production system, expanding its 2D and stereo 3D capabilities. Providing a full range of post production services, the facility has set themselves apart, by embracing stereoscopic 3D, thus ensuring the continued growth of the company.

The investment will further enable BTV Post to meet increasing demand for high-end cinema grading and a total online solution for both 2D and stereo 3D. BTV Post is working on a variety of projects for UK broadcasters and producers including Sky 3D and has had an enormously successful year by investing in the equipment and knowledge required, to make compelling and cost effective stereoscopic 3D content.

Highly experienced in filming and post producing stereoscopic content, BTV Post provides key services in strategic locations in London's Soho and Brighton. Mistika already plays an integral role in securing 3D post production projects, along with skilled technicians, editors and stereographers.

BTV Post has recently won a post production contract for three high-profile series being produced for 3Net (Sony/IMAX/Discovery) which include High Octane, an action sports series; Ultimate Factories, an insiders look into the awe-inspiring factories of the world’s greatest manufacturers; and Feeding Time a natural history series on animal behaviour. BTV Post first entered into stereo 3D two years ago with a project to record the world famous ballet, Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House in London.


Other current projects include post production on Shakespeare’s Globe including four latest recordings (Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and Henry VIII) for digital cinema release and Wonders 3D, a four-part series for Electric Sky.

BTV Post's Technical Director, Jon Lee states: “This is a very exciting time for us and we made the decision to buy a second Mistika system in order to service the growing volume of work for our post facility, which is driven by our clients for deliveries to Sky 3D and 3Net in the US. We have total confidence in Mistika to deliver high quality work within broadcast budgets and time-frames.”

Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales & Operations adds: “The very fact that BTV Post is yet another facility adding additional SGO systems, clearly shows that Mistika is the system of choice for stereo 3D production. Our close relationship with BTV Post has leveraged our respective strengths to enhance and grow Mistika's presence in the stereoscopic 3D market. ”

Recently highlighted as the post production house to watch in 2011 by Broadcast Magazine, BTV Post opened its London facility last May. A recent nationwide league table, conducted by Televisual Magazine, for their annual Top 50 Facilities report, rated BTV Post as the twenty-fourth best post house in the UK, with their Brighton arm coming in at first place for the South East region.

About BTV Post

BTV Post is a cutting edge facility house leading the way in HD and 3D. Blending creative talent with advanced experience of technology, the company manages and delivers complex workflows and projects to clients.


BTV Post

About Mistika

Mistika is a flexible high-end post production system capable of SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and stereoscopic 3D with real-time ARRI, RED camera and other native data work-flows. It seamlessly integrates time-line-based editing, conforming, infinite-layer compositing, colour grading and image restoration all in one complete system with various tool-sets working together in the time-line.


About SGO

SGO is a leading European developer of high-end solutions for the post production and broadcast industries and has been distributing and providing system integration and developing solutions for the film and media industries since 1993. Mistika, SGO's high-end post production system offers a complete solution and industry-leading performance for post production across all genres from advertising, film and TV productions. Customers include Park Road Post Production, BSkyB, Framestore, Preditors, On Sight, Chroma Film & TV Hamburg, BTV, ATM, Mighty Horn, Videomedia, Molinare Madrid, Infinia, El Colorado, Thomson Technicolor Madrid, Real Madrid Televisión, PICTORION das werk GmbH and OPTIX Post Production Inc., amongst many others.