MTI Film to Release CORRECT DRS™, Ver. 8, at NAB

Industry-standard Restoration Software Adds Speed, Performance –Support for Vista, New 3-Layer Registration Tool.

PROVIDENCE, RI—March 18, 2009 — MTI Film will release a new and significantly improved version of its award-winning digital film restoration and finishing software Correct DRS™ at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas. Based on comprehensive feedback from customers with experience in restoring hundreds of films, Correct DRS Version 8 provides improved flexibility in system configuration and an enhanced user interface for increased productivity along with a host of additions and improvements to the toolset.

MTI Film will be demonstrating Correct DRS and other products at booth SL11116.

Correct DRS has long set the standard for quality in film restoration. With this new version, the software adds tools that further the ability of artists to tackle the most challenging restoration issues while also delivering marked improvements in performance. “With each new version of Correct, we have added tools and made the existing toolset work better and faster,” said MTI Film Product Manager David McClure. “Version 8 allows artists to do more and to do it more quickly—and that results in greater throughput.”

Among the new features of Correct Version 8 is a 3 Layer Registration Tool that enables the automatic alignment of RGB channels when restoring YCM separation protection masters. “When restoring separation masters, the images often don’t line up,” explained McClure. “They may be shifted up or down, left or right, or they may be warped and misshapen. After extensive testing and research, we have developed a great process for recombining images automatically, while also providing the user with the flexibility to make manual adjustments.”

Other improvements incorporated into Correct Version 8 include: 

  • Compatibility with Windows Vista 64, an important feature for 4k restoration.
  • A new Paint tool that allows the user to track a point in order to align a reference frame to a series of target frames.
  • DRS’s Sticky Override function can now be applied discretely to manual corrections for fine-tuning such aspects as grain, density, flicker, rotation and opacity.
  • Updated user interface integrates tools into a tabbed palette for quick access.
  • Improved speed for AutoFilter, De-warp, Stabilization, Flicker and Grain tools.
  • Improved performance in Alpha Filter.
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts.
  • Improved Help functions attached directly to tools.