Park Road Post, SGO co-developed new tools for ‘The Hobbit’

SGO Mistika's unique workflow helps to produce world first major 48fps 3D feature film.

48 fps Cameron Harland David Hollingsworth Hobbit film Park Road Post Phil Oatley post-production SGO SGO mistika stereo 3D film The Hobbit The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros Entertainment

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as Gandalf in 'The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey', a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Wellington – It took a world first behind the scenes workflow in order for The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey to become the first large-scale wide release feature film to be exhibited in 48 frames per second.

Park Road Post general manager Cameron Harland says, together with SGO Mistika, it took two and a half years of research, development, testing and refinement to create the unique workflow. “From on-set services, grading and exhibiting HFR digital dailies through to the DI online, stereoscopic work and final colour grading, it was a massive undertaking.”

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