MTI Film releases Cortex dailies systems
November 8, 2012

MTI Film releases Cortex dailies systems

HOLLYWOOD — MTI Film ( has released the Cortex line of software-based dailies solutions. Developed to support today’s file-based production workflows, Cortex provides an all-in-one solution for digital media management, with powerful tools for playback, color, audio synchronization, metadata management and transcoding.

Cortex supports most digital cinema camera systems and camera formats, including the latest from Arri, Sony, Canon and Red. MTI Film is offering three Cortex products, Cortex::Capture, Cortex::Control Dailies and Cortex::Convey.

Cortex::Control Dailies is a solution for managing dailies from the set through delivery. It features a comprehensive toolset for realtime playback of camera media, applying and adjusting color looks, synchronizing audio and video, and transcoding media for editorial, post production and archival purposes. Complete color metadata can be exported with stills including ASC CDL parameters and any ACES transforms and 3D LUTs used for color management. The software can run on a number of hardware configurations and can be used on a laptop, on a DIT cart or in a post-production facility. MTI is offering it in 
Starter, Pro and Ultimate editions. The Starter Edition supports output to Apple ProRes Proxy, Avid DNxHD 36 and H.264. The Pro Edition adds DPX, OpenEXR and higher bit rates of Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes. The Ultimate Edition adds DVD and Blu-ray authoring.

Cortex::Capture is an on-set playback and color correction application. It includes all of the features of Cortex::Control Dailies except transcoding. The Starter Edition, available from MTI Film at no cost, allows users to play back files from Arri, Red and Sony cameras, among others, set looks and export stills with metadata for post.

Cortex::Convey is a dedicated transcoding solution designed for speed and simplicity. Powered by a multi-threaded background engine that uses the latest GPU-accelerated image processing technology, Cortex::Convey can create from editorial all required deliverables for review, editorial and mastering. It is also available in Starter, Pro and Ultimate editions that vary according to the deliverable formats they support.