CORTEX Dailies 

Everything you need to generate high quality, on time dailies every night... and more!

CORTEX Dailies is a complete workflow solution with tools for every step in post.  Media is tracked and verified from initial offload all the way through pulls for VFX and assemblies, making every step along the way simple and secure. The core dailies features of Color, Sync, Edit and background Transcoding are easy to learn and tuned for maximum efficiency on even the tightest schedules. The CORTEX Manifest ensures complete fidelity across workstations and locations. CORTEX's powerful and flexible transcoding engine can go beyond dailies to generate outputs for review, promo, VFX, and formats for delivery to multiple platforms. 

Playback all Camera Formats
Play all popular camera files with access to modify all playback properties

Copy & Archive
Copy files from multiple camera mags to up to three targets in the background with MD5 checksums

Generate and apply color via LUTs, CDLs, Stills, and panels. ASC compliant with ACES support

Universal Color Export/Import
Export/import color decisions via industry standard CDL and LUT formats

Fast and simple syncing with both automatic and manual methods

Non-linear editing with standard and familiar editing functions.  Useful for footage confirmation when conforming an EDL with media that currently exists in CORTEX.

Import CMX 3600 EDLs and automate the collection of original camera files found in the CORTEX database for VFX delivery.  Copy the original files or render new file formats.

Color Trace
CMX 3600 EDLs can also be used to trace color decisions and generate an EDL with traced color ready for import to your color system

Dead Pixel Detection
Early warning for production when a camera sensor has a fault

Transcode with Background Rendering
Render to hundreds of different format and codec configurations in the background while you work.

Resize media with MTI HQ resolution independent algorithm.

CORTEX Manifest Data Tracking
Pass on all color, checksum and other session metadata to other Cortex systems in a single file for complete fidelity and file auditing

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Available Options:

  • DVD - Automatically Authored – $995
  • Blu-ray - Automatically Authored – $1,995
  • HEVC – $750

In Depth

Copy | Archive | Verify

Whether near-set or in a post house, the integrated Copy Tool provides comprehensive support for media management. Copy incoming media from multiple cards, drives or shared storage to up the three targets simultaneously. Automatically verify files with MD5 checksums. Copy and verification happens in the background so you can color, sync and transcode at the same time.

Track and trace media throughout post with EDL pulls for VFX, assemblies and other deliveries.  Easily consolidate media from EDLs, Manifests or any other grouping onto a new drive or storage location.



Full ASC CDL primary color correction available via panels, GUI controls, and keyboard shortcuts. ACES support for universal translation and reproduction of color decisions.

Import looks created via any third party LUT or CDL, or from other CORTEX Systems with a CORTEX Manifest.

Save looks for reuse across multiple days with Still Stores. CORTEX includes easy search, save and recall options to keep things quick and simple.

Keep color consistent downstream in any application with export via industry standard LUT, CDL, ALE and XML files.  Export the CORTEX Manifest to pass on all color, checksum and other session metadata to other CORTEX systems in a single file for complete fidelity and file auditing



Automatic and manual syncing methods make fast work out of even the most difficult jobs. Embedded timecode and the Detect Clap feature automatically find the peak clap audio and allow for refining sync with sub-frame accuracy.

CORTEX automatically reads and applies camera, scene, take, and sound roll metadata to each clip, avoiding the need for manual entry.  All metadata is editable individually or as batches to ensure full accuracy.



Create custom compositions in our non-linear editing tool with standard and familiar editing functions.  Import CMX 3600 EDLs for continuity assemblies of files traced through the CORTEX database or relinking to media found on storage.  Great for file auditing with report of missing media and VFX, and EDL gaps


Dead Pixel Detection

Spot dead pixels at any stage of post...automatically.  Remove the uncertainty that dead pixels have been missed.  The detection and operational process can be run on OCN or assembled masters using a corresponding EDL or automatic shot detection.


Transcode with Custom Outputs and Presets

With CORTEX's powerful transcoding engine, create deliverable media in the background while you continue to work in the foreground for increased efficiency.

Hundreds of deliverable format and codec configurations with full support for 4K/UHD pipelines, including ProRes XQ and DNxHR.

Dailies also contains the MTI HQ Upres Algorithm for resolution independent resizing.

Define each of your editorial and review deliverable presets once at the start of production - including individual custom burn-ins and framing.  CORTEX automatically updates all relevant metadata for accurate, consistent results throughout the entire project.  Additionally, all deliverables render in the background for maximum efficiency.


CORTEX Manifest - Track Media and Metadata

In addition to checksums, CORTEX generates a Manifest file to track all elements brought into the system, including files, checksums, LUTs, sync & color decisions, comments & notes and more.

The Manifest can be sent to another CORTEX system and used to verify that all media is accounted and valid, and all color decisions and notes from the set are duplicated exactly in the post system.