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Hungarian FilmLab Selects MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies for New Digital Dailies Service

Europe’s BoneheadZ oversees installation of the most comprehensive digital dailies system in Eastern Europe.

HOLLYWOOD—The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased

MTI Film

’s flagship dailies processing solution,

CORTEX::Dailies Ultimate Edition

. FilmLab will employ CORTEX::Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.

Bratislava, Slovakia-based systems integrator BoneheadZ, an MTI Film authorized reseller, assisted in the installation, providing pre-sales consultation, workflow design, systems integration and training services. The installation included one seat of Cortex::Dailies Ultimate Edition installed on a Hewlett Packard HP Z820 workstation with fiber storage and a capacity of 24TB. Hungarian FilmLab has since added a second seat and a workstation to boost capacity.

Engineers and support staff from MTI Film and BoneheadZ worked together from product selection through full operation. “MTI Film helped in solving of all the technical issues and answering all of the questions from the FilmLab,” notes Ladislav Hodinka, General Manager, BoneheadZ. “It is a wonderful example of cooperation between developer and authorized reseller, leading to a satisfied customer.”

Hungarian FilmLab is using CORTEX::Dailies to build on its core post-production services by providing digital dailies services to its clients while they are in production. “We reviewed a number of digital dailies solutions and chose CORTEX::Dailies, not only because it meets our technical requirements, but also because of its reliability and the outstanding technical support provided by MTI Film and its partners,” says Hungarian FilmLab General Manager Laszlo Aradi. “CORTEX is also fully compatible with our new Hungarian FilmLab web dailies service.”

Hungarian FilmLab is currently using CORTEX::Dailies to process dailies for several productions. They include three features: Mancs, directed by Robert-Adrian Pejo for Új Budapest Filmstudió; Coming Out, directed by Denex Orosz for Megafilm; and Parking Lot. They are also providing dailies service for In Treatment¸ HBO Hungary’s local version of the U.S. and Israeli psychoanalysis drama of the same name. Hungarian FilmLab used CORTEX::Dailies to create LTO back-ups for another HBO Hungary production, Társasjaték.

About MTI Film LLC

Since 1997 MTI Film has provided award winning software applications to the post-production industry with a focus on technology for digital film restoration and digital dailies. MTI Film has fostered strong ties with our customers and an in-house services arm to provide real-world, real-time development experience. Newly added to the product line is CORTEX::Dailies and CORTEX::Convey, the next generation solution for a complete dailies workflow from set to delivery that includes tools to Play, Color, Sync, and Transcode to all popular media formats. With Correct DRS™ and Control Dailies Enterprise rounding out the product line, MTI Film offers the most advanced, efficient and user-friendly applications on the market.

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About BoneheadZ

BoneheadZ a.s. is a leading digital system integrator servings countries of Eastern Europe and offering complete solutions for broadcasters, production companies, post-production houses, film laboratories, television stations, game developers, computer graphics studios and 3D/2D animation studios. Established in 2002, the company progressively expanding its product portfolio, services, geographic reach and clientele. Its services range from pre-sales consulting (professional advice, systems purchasing recommendations, workflow integration), system integration, technical and marketing support, to training, product demonstrations and customer presentations.

About Hungarian FilmLab

Hungarian FilmLab provides complete post production service for motion pictures, combining the traditional laboratory services with the most up-to-date digital intermediate technology in a synchronized workflow. The company’s staff are qualified professionals with extensive international experience operating top-of-the-line work stations in a comfortable environment. The company is located in Budapest in one of the most pleasant and green districts of the capital, very close to the center of the city.
Hungarian FilmLab’s post-production services consist of Baselight color correction and screening with Christie digital projector, telecine transfer using Spirit HD DataCine and da Vinci 2K, editing with Avid Media Composer and Northlight II 2K/4K/8K film scanning. The FilmLab offers image recording with Arrilaser and optical sound recording on MWA LLK3 laser optical sound camera. The facility can accommodate the latest recording technologies including Alexa, Phantom and Red One. It can produce traditional 35mm prints as well as DCP for digital projection. The company’s newest innovations include color correction, editing and projection for 3D films. It also provides data management services on location for immediate control, and digital dailies via MTI Film’s CORTEX::Dailies.