NAIT digital media students to benefit from 3D video editing software
Students in NAIT’s Digital Media and Information Technology (DMIT) program will gain hands-on experience with the latest digital editing software thanks to a partnership with SGO, makers of Mistika post-production systems.
As part of the partnership, SGO has donated a Mistika software licence to NAIT, valued at $200,000. The software package, used in the production of films such as The Great Gatsby and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, includes editing and colour-grading systems, which can process both 2D and stereoscopic 3D video in real time.
“NAIT is one of the only post-secondary institutions in North America to offer this technology,” said Bill Yaremko, acting dean of the School of Information, Communication, and Engineering Technologies. “NAIT, as one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, prides itself on offering programs that are relevant and responsive to the emerging needs of industry. This new software will further prepare DMIT students for meaningful careers. They will be able to produce content as professional and sophisticated as their creative minds allow.”
NAIT has created a dedicated SGO Mistika Lab within the HP Centre for Information and Communications Technology at Main Campus. Students will have access to 25 training stations beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.
“Mistika is a revolutionary and award-winning asset for creative and ambitious organizations,” said Geoff Mills, director of SGO Global Sales and Operations. “With high frame rates and 3D technology gaining momentum, we are pleased to partner with NAIT for the benefit of DMIT students.”
The DMIT program is a two-year diploma structured to enable students to focus on up to two areas of specialization, including web design, graphic design, rich media design, video production, animation and game design. Students can build a pathway that is of interest to them and can create unique skill sets upon graduation making them highly versatile in the job market. The program has a graduation employment rate of nearly 90 per cent.
NAIT is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas including science, technology and the environment, business, health and trades. Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. NAIT enrolled its first students in 1962.
As the cornerstone of many internationally acclaimed facilities and broadcasters, Mistika provides creative tools for 2D and highly-developed stereoscopic 3D productions, boasting remarkable speed and real-time visual effects, colour grading, editing, compositing, graphics and multi-format mastering and much more. With Mistika operating from non-proprietary hardware with an open file structure, including widespread codec-support, it enables easy integration and compatibility with other systems. Mistika uses NVIDIA's Quadro GPUs to accelerate algorithmic computations involved in all visual effects, pushing the boundaries of science. SGO entrusts Mistika to HP's platforms in order to achieve maximum real-time editing, ultimate grading and compositing. HP workstations are time-tested and dependable and exclusively used to accelerate 2D and Stereo 3D post-production workflows in all Mistika projects.
An established European developer of leading high-end solutions including its flagship DI and Stereo 3D finishing system Mistika, and on-set application Mistika Live for the post production and broadcast industries, supported by specialist technology partners such as HP and NVIDIA. A global company, SGO continues to expand with offices and reseller partners across the world.
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