The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased MTI Film’s flagship dailies processing solution, Cortex:: Control Dailies Ultimate Edition. FilmLab will employ Cortex::Control Dailies to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe. The system is capable of processing camera data from all popular digital cinema cameras, including cameras made by Sony, ARRI, Canon and RED, and creating media required for editorial, review and back-up, with or without applied color grading.
Bratislava, Slovakia-based systems integrator BoneheadZ, an MTI Film authorized reseller, assisted in the installation, providing pre-sales consultation, workflow design, systems integration and training services. The installation included one seat of Cortex::Control Dailies Ultimate Edition installed on a Hewlett Packard HP Z820 workstation with fiber storage and a capacity of 24TB. Hungarian FilmLab has since added a second seat and a workstation to boost capacity.
Engineers and support staff from MTI Film and BoneheadZ worked together from product selection through full operation. “MTI Film helped in solving of all the technical issues and answering all of the questions from the FilmLab,” notes Ladislav Hodinka, General Manager, BoneheadZ. “It is a wonderful example of cooperation between developer and authorized reseller, leading to a satisfied customer.”
Hungarian FilmLab is using Cortex::Control Dailies to build on its core post-production services by providing digital dailies services to its clients while they are in production. “We reviewed a number of digital dailies solutions and chose Cortex::Control Dailies, not only because it meets our technical requirements, but also because of its reliability and the outstanding technical support provided by MTI Film and its partners,” says Hungarian FilmLab General Manager Laszlo Aradi. “Cortex is also fully compatible with our new Hungarian FilmLab web dailies service.”
Hungarian FilmLab is currently using Cortex::Control Dailies to process dailies for several productions. They include three features: Mancs, directed by Robert-Adrian Pejo for Új Budapest Filmstudió; Coming Out, directed by Denex Orosz for Megafilm; and Parking Lot. They are also providing dailies service for In Treatment¸ HBO Hungary’s local version of the U.S. and Israeli psychoanalysis drama of the same name. Hungarian FilmLab used Cortex::Control Dailies to create LTO back-ups for another HBO Hungary production, Társasjaték.