HOLLYWOOD — MTI Film (www.mtifilm.com) has released Cortex V.5.3, the latest version of its family of products for managing workflows on set and in post. The latest release includes a host of new features that make managing and processing data during production and post production easier and more efficient. The new release also adds support for the latest sound and picture formats, and delivery requirements of leading distributors, including Netflix, HBO, Hulu and Quibi.
“We continue to respond to changes in production and delivery, and to the needs of our users,” explains MTI Film director of product development, Randy Reck. “Cortex V.5.3 will help users meet the challenges they face from more complex workflows and delivery requirements, and tighter deadlines. This new version delivers numerous new features and support requested by our clients, while improving usability and performance.”
Cortex V.5.3 is available in five editions: two for DIT applications, a full-feature dailies application, an Enterprise package for post production and delivery, and a quality-control application. The software runs on Windows 7 and 10, and uses one or more Nvidia GPUs.
Among Cortex’s new features is the ability to render multiple formats simultaneously, accelerating dailies processing and other workflows. The V.5.3 release also includes the option to automatically apply IMF delivery specs for HBO and Hulu, as well as support for the 16x9 aspect ratio (portrait and landscape) used by the new streaming service Quibi.
MTI Film worked with Netflix engineers to align the Dead Pixel detection and repair tools featured in the Enterprise edition of Cortex V.5.3 with the Netflix detection algorithm. This solution, which involves importing a .csv file supplied by Netflix, means that content can be prepared for Netflix while avoiding multiple re-deliveries to fix all pixel defects.
A new loudness meter includes features for monitoring, measuring and analyzing audio levels, with results, across the full timeline, viewable in graphical reports. It also makes it easier to ensure delivery media conforms to loudness standards.