NAB 2013: MTI Film Unveils Souped-Up Free Edition of Cortex::Control Dailies

At NAB 2013, MTI Film is announcing an enhanced, free Starter Edition of Cortex::Control Dailies, its all-in-one dailies processing solution.  Releasing concurrently with the NAB Show, Cortex::Control Dailies Starter Edition, version 1.2, adds the ability to transcode to watermarked QuickTime files so that users can experience Cortex::Control Dailies’ full feature set, including its color and synchronization tools.

Since its initial release last year, Cortex::Control Dailies Starter Edition has proven a useful tool both on-set and in facilities. It allows real-time playback of numerous camera files, editorial files and even DPX and OpenEXR. It can be used to set looks and export stills and color metadata. Users can also define deliverables templates to pass onto the system that’s actually rendering the deliverables. 

“The watermarked QuickTime format allowed us to add the missing piece – transcoding,” says MTI Film Vice President of Product Development David McClure. “Now anyone at any stage in the production process, from on the set through final delivery, can create files that can be played back on virtually any computer or tablet device.”

MTI Film is demonstrating Cortex::Control Dailies Starter Edition and other Cortex products at Booth SL15510

Starter Edition can also be used as a training tool. “Facilities and educational institutions can train users at no cost while enjoying a true Cortex::Control Dailies experience from end to end,” explains Belinda S. Merritt, Director of International Business Development. 

Starter Edition includes unrestricted use of the central Cortex::Control Dailies toolset.  Those features include tools for media ingest and management, primary color correction and color decision export, automated audio-image synchronization, metadata capture and management, and template-driven background encoding of deliverables. 

Users may also request a free two-week evaluation license of the full featured Cortex::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition to test the test the transcoding speed and output quality for deliverables they will be making in the field, such as H.264 for DAX or iPad or DVD. 

To download the Free Edition, visit  To request a two-week evaluation, contact Belinda S. Merritt at or visit