MTI Film Introduces Cortex to Mexico via Net Brains

Houston-based systems integrator becomes latest addition to MTI Films’ international reseller network.

MTI Film has added Net Brains I, LP, a Houston-based systems integrator focused on Mexico and other Latin American markets, to its international reseller network. Net Brains will market and support MTI Film’s Cortex line of workflow solutions to broadcasters and film and television producers in its territory. It will also market Correct DRS™, MTI Film’s industry-leading film restoration platform. Net Brain’s clients include Televisa, TV Azteca and Genomma Lab International, as well as numerous independent producers and post-production service providers.

“We are very pleased to partner with Net Brains in introducing Cortex to Mexico and Latin America,” said MTI Film Director of International Business Development Belinda S. Merritt. “The Mexican market is among the most dynamic in the world and Cortex offers features crucial to helping producers work with the latest camera systems and workflows.”

Net Brains specializes in high performance storage, networking and data management solutions. “We are always seeking solutions that can help our clients increase productivity, improve performance and control costs,” said Net Brains I, LP Managing partner David Andrews. “Cortex delivers on all those points. It is an agile product that will appeal to our clients through its portability and ability to manage such operations as color correction and transcoding with speed and reliability.”

Net Brains and MTI Film demonstrated Cortex solutions for the first time in Mexico this month at Telemundo’s Cine Video Expo Televisión in Mexico City. MTI Film Director of Product Support Amy Hawthorne demonstrated the company’s flagship product, Cortex::Control Dailies, on Aberdeen’s Aberdailies hardware platform for remote or near-set dailies. (Cortex::Control Dailies is a complete workflow solution for dailies processing and deliverables production.) She also demonstrated Cortex::Convey, a streamlined transcoding solution.

“Visitors to our booth were impressed with the portability and low-cost of MTI Film’s Cortex products,” said Andrews. “Mexican producers are used to managing their workflows with very large and expensive systems. Cortex offers them a very compelling alternative.”

Hawthorne also commented on the enthusiasm of attendees. “We had people from every sector of the television industry interested in our demos,” she said. “We are very excited to offer our products to the Mexican market and to do so with the support of a great company in Net Brains.”