HOLLYWOOD — MTI Film (www.mtifilm.com) returned to Las Vegas for the NAB Show, bringing the latest versions of its Cortex workflow utility and DRS Nova digital restoration software. The company hosted live demonstrations of both products off the show floor.
Photo: MTI Film's Larry Chernoff demonstrating DRS Nova V.5.1 at NAB.
Cortex V.5.5 continues to broaden its toolset for managing media files from the set to the screen. Key new features include blanking error detection, a qulity-assurance tool that automatically identifies image framing errors caused by aspect ratio differences, or VFX or editorial errors. Also new for Cortex is frame-rate conversion, an AI-assisted frame-interpolation utility. The NexGuard forensic watermarking feature provides a simple but effective way to prevent piracy and leaks. Cortex also includes new tools to support the Dolby Atmos format.
DRS Nova V.5.1 includes a number of new features, such as camera-motion analysis, which allows camera motion to be analyzed in three segment types - static, low and high - with tool settings available for each. Shine, the dirt and scratch removal tool, gained a new alpha filter for replacing dirt and scratches found in the IR map. And the dynamic deﬂicker feature helps prevent artifacts from appearing on near-ﬁeld objects moving through frame.