NAB 2015: MTI Film to Showcase Improved DRS™ NOVA

At NAB 2015, MTI Film will introduce an updated version of its industry-leading digital restoration software DRS™NOVA that will feature a number of new enhancements to address common restorations issues and improve workflow efficiency.

Color Breathing, a new tool in the DRS™NOVA suite, automatically corrects for color fading or “breathing.” The problem arises as film ages and color channels degrade at different rates. One channel may dominate another over the course of several frames causing them to appear to “breathe” against each other.

Color breathing issues that formerly required time-consuming manual correction can now be fixed automatically. Additionally, the same tool can be used to automatically correct flicker caused by variations in density or luminance. “Flicker is one of the most frustrating and persistent problems in restoration,” says MTI Film Product Director Amy Hawthorne. “This new tool represents a big step forward.”

DRS™NOVA will also include the ability to apply and undo corrections in a multi-layered fashion, called version-on-version. Applied corrections such as dust removal can be undone individually without affecting other corrections that have been completed, such as flicker removal or dewarp and stabilization. “Our new Undo feature allows artists to try out processes in a non-destructive way,” Hawthorne explains. “Artists can work with greater confidence knowing that the processing they are applying is not permanent.”

MTI Film has been the leader in digital restoration software for more than 20 years. Its original software CORRECT DRS™ established new worldwide standards for digital restoration, which have been further enhanced and expanded through the development of DRS™NOVA. DRS™NOVA is currently in use by restoration specialists, motion picture studios and post production facilities around the globe.