NAB 2013: MTI Film to Roll-Out Expanded Cortex Line


New products include a free edition of Cortex::Control Dailies. 
NAB attendees and others can qualify to win a copy of Cortex::Control Dailies by participating in MTI Film’s Social Media Raffle. 


At NAB 2013, MTI Film will unveil its newly-repackaged and expanded line of Cortex dailies processing and transcoding solutions. Seen for the first time will be two new editions of Cortex::Control Dailies, one of which is a free Starter Edition with all-in-one features for playback, color, synchronization and transcoding.

MTI Film will be exhibiting at Booth SL15510

“In response to numerous requests from current users and the production community as a whole, we are broadening our Cortex line to provide increased options for users of all types,” said MTI Film David McClure. “Our aim is to make the process of capturing, managing and delivering digital media quick, easy and available at every point in the production and post-production chain.”

Available as a free download, Cortex::Control Dailies, Starter Edition is one of five editions of Cortex::Control Dailies. Designed for users seeking basic dailies processing features, it is capable of transcoding most royalty-free camera codecs (RED, ProRes, ARRIRAW, Sony) to QuickTime and Photo-JPEG at resolutions up to 1920x1080.

Also new is Cortex::Control Dailies DP, a low-cost package designed for cinematographers that includes all of the features of the Starter Edition while adding decoding of MPEG2, H.264, DVCPro HD and Avid MXF, and encoding to H.264.

Other Cortex:: Control Dailies Editions include Pro, which adds encoding to DNxHD and ProRes; Studio, which adds encoding to DPX, OpenEXR MPEG2 and DVD; and Ultimate, which adds encoding to Blu-ray and JPEG2000 along with support for multiple GUIs. The Studio and Ultimate Editions also add output to any resolution.

MTI Film will also be demonstrating five editions of its standalone transcoding application Cortex::Convey. They include a free Starter Edition, as well as Web, Pro, Studio and Ultimate with support for varying input and output formats, and resolutions.

Additionally, MTI Film will introduce several other Cortex enhancements and features. They include:

  • A Cortex iPad dailies review app that will make it possible to review dailies almost immediately after they are synced and/or graded.
  • An XML API that will allow developers to integrate the Cortex transcoding engine into their own applications.
  • A new XML file format for Cortex::Convey to facilitate the transfer of metadata to third-party applications.
  • Cortex integration for Digital Vision grading platforms.
  • SDI output via DVS Atomix cards
  • Tangent Element support.
In conjunction with its presence at NAB, MTI Film will conduct a Social Media Raffle for a free license of Cortex::Control Dailies. Anyone can participate in the raffle through Twitter simply by mentioning “@MTIFilm” and one of these tags - #Cortex, #Dailies or #Transcoding during the NAB 2013 exhibit period, April 8-11.