SGO integrates AJA KONA 5 in Mistika Ultima

SGO, manufacturer of Mistika Ultima, the self-proclaimed “world’s most advanced Hero Suite”, has relied on AJA KONA 5 audio and video I/O cards for its hardware. AJA KONA 5 card is a high-performance 8-lane PCIe 3.0 capture and output card that features HDMI 2.0 output and 12G-SDI I/O. Its fully compatible with software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer.

Mistika Ultima, which features include editing, VFX, colour grading, text, paint and more, is able to provide real-time finishing workflow for 8K Full UHD at 60p. According to Geoff Mills, managing director at SGO, KONA 5 is the solution that the company was looking for: “8K production is complex and demanding, so we strive to equip our customers with the best technology out there; KONA 5 meets this requirement and was a natural choice for our Mistika Ultima 8K system. The card is durable and versatile, and its four 12G-SDI ports minimize cabling. We’ve been thoroughly impressed by the support that AJA’s development team has provided us to achieve a new 8K workflow and look forward to integrating KONA 5 cards across our complete line of finishing systems.”

Mistika Boutique, a software solution available for subscription and derived from Mistika Ultima, will be available in March 2019.