LAS VEGAS — At NAB 2019, Hollywood-based MTI Film (www.mtifilm.com) is presenting the latest advancements to Cortex, its family of solutions for managing media, from the set to the screen. The company is demonstrating a new version of its Cortez software (V.5.2), which includes HDMI tunneling for Dolby Vision on high-end consumer monitors. It is also launching Cortex QC, a new, low-cost, standalone product for media analysis.
“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.”
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 V.5.2 now supports Dolby Vision Content Mapping Version 4 (CMv4) in addition to V.2. 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.”
Support has now been added for the latest Nvidia GPUs, including GeForce RTX 2080 Ti; AJA Kona 5 4K capture card; ProRes RAW, Blackmagic RAW and AS-11 DPP; and DCP with subtitles and encryption.
“We’ve added features that allow users to be more efficient and meet complex delivery requirements,” Reck adds. “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.”