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MTI Film to Showcase New CORTEX Products at NAB

HOLLYWOOD— At NAB 2019, MTI Film will present the latest advancements to CORTEX, its industry-leading family of solutions for managing media from the set to the screen. The company will demonstrate a new version of its CORTEX software (v5.2), which includes HDMI tunneling for Dolby Vision™ on high-end consumer monitors. It will also launch CORTEX QC, a new low-cost, standalone product for media analysis.

Relied on by users worldwide, CORTEX supports all popular delivery formats and is the most comprehensive and easiest to use workflow solution available. “CORTEX continues to set the standard among workflow utilities,” says MTI Film Director of Product Development Randy Reck. “With this new release, we’ve made it even simpler to work with dailies, manage projects through production and post, and deliver finished media.”

At NAB, MTI Film will be demonstrating CORTEX at booth SL 14807. The show runs April 8-11 in Las Vegas.

CORTEX QC is a reference playback utility equipped with a complete set of image, audio, data and metadata evaluation tools. Users can review media and check for anomalies without tying up an expensive workstation. Compatible with all popular delivery file formats, it can be used to import IMF packages and perform quality-control tests on all packaged components.

CORTEX v5.2 now supports Dolby Vision Content Mapping version 4 (CMv4) in addition to v2. It also supports the new format’s tunneling feature, enabling HDMI output to Dolby Vision-compatible consumer monitors. “CORTEX ensures color fidelity is maintained from the post-production suite to the home,” says Reck. “As part of their review process, users can watch media in a form identical to what consumers will see on their Dolby Vision compatible televisions.”

Other new CORTEX features and improvements:

  • Dual HDR/SDR output. Colorists, QC specialists and others can conduct side-by-side comparisons.
  • Improved Dead Pixel Detection. Ripple accepted dead pixels throughout the composition.
  • Support for the latest NVIDIA GPUs, including GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti
  • Support for AJA Kona 5 4K capture card.
  • Support for ProRes RAW, Blackmagic RAW and AS-11 DPP
  • Support for DCP with subtitles and encryption.
  • Read MPEG-2 AVI files
  • Read DNxHR MOV/MXF OP-1a
  • Create Fox JPEG 2000 ASM and MOV Proxy files
  • Create DNxHR MOV/MXF OP-1a
  • Label audio tracks in ProRes MOV files before rendering
  • Improved Copy tool, LTO LTFS archiving and PDF reporting.

“We’ve added features that allow users to be more efficient and meet complex delivery requirements,” says Reck. “We also continue to extend support to the latest formats. In response to user feedback, we’ve taken tasks, like analysis and shot detection, that were time-consuming and laborious, and reduced them to simple, one-step operations.”

MTI Film is a leading provider of software and services to the entertainment industry. Its software division delivers ground-breaking tools for dailies processing, digital film restoration and other critical process. They include the CORTEX family of products, which offer comprehensive solutions for dailies processing, media management, deliverables and more, and DRS™ NOVA, the industry standard for digital film restoration.

In Hollywood, MTI Film operates a full-service post-production facility, providing dailies, editorial, visual effects, color correction and assembly for film, television and commercials.

For more information visit www.mtifilm.com.

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