“Lawrence of Arabia,” Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International Award

Posted by on May 9, 2013

HOLLYWOOD—The new 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of Lawrence of Arabia, which underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film,  was awarded Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title at the tenth FOCAL International Awards in London. The film was restored in 4K under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp.

David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. Prior to its 50th anniversary release by Sony Pictures last year, the film went through a meticulous restoration and re-mastering in 4K.

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MTI Film Adds XAVC Support to Cortex

Posted by on May 1, 2013

HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film today announces that its Cortex product line now includes full support for Sony’s recently-developed XAVC recording format. XAVC is included in Cortex::Control Dailies DP, Pro, Studio and Ultimate editions and in the Stream, Pro, Studio and Ultimate editions of Cortex::Convey. Support for Sony RAW and SR Master formats is already included in all Cortex editions including the FREE edition of Cortex::Control Dailies.

Sony’s XAVC format, which is H.264 based, is a dedicated 4K format developed to foster 4K production in areas beyond feature films, including television, documentaries and commercials. The format provides a cost efficient digital imaging eco-system for 4K and high frame rate content. Sony’s F55 and F5 cameras include the XAVC codec.

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MTI Film Partners with LumaForge to Provide Dailies Solutions to Film and TV Productions

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

On-set/near-set dailies solution demonstrated at Collaborative Workflow event.

HOLLYWOOD—November 13, 2012—MTI Film has formed a reseller partnership with LumaForge, a Southern California-based value added reseller and systems integrator, to represent its new Cortex family of dailies and transcoding software, as well as its Correct DRS™ restoration solutions. A specialist in collaborative workflows, LumaForge will supply MTI Film’s Cortex::Control Dailies products to film and television productions seeking fast, simple and cost effective solutions for processing dailies on-set or near-set.

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MTI Film Releases Cortex

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012

New family of on-set/near-set dailies solutions supports all camera systems and features tools for playback, color, synchronization, metadata and transcoding.

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film (http://www.mtifilm.com) announces the release of its groundbreaking Cortex line of software-based dailies solutions. Developed from the ground up to support today’s file-based production workflows, Cortex provides an all-in-one solution for digital media management with simple but powerful tools for playback, color, audio synchronization, metadata management and transcoding.

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MTI Film Demonstrates Cortex::Control Dailies at BIRTV

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

On-set/near-set dailies solution, slated for release in November, shown as part of an end-to-end workflow.

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film recently unveiled a beta version of its new on-set/near-set dailies solution Cortex::Control Dailies at BIRTV, China’s largest trade show for the film and television industry. Cortex::Control Dailies was featured in a live demonstration of an end-to-end digital cinema workflow conducted by Jebsen Industrial, a leading supplier of production and post-production technologies to Asian markets. MTI Film plans to release Cortex::Control Dailies worldwide in November.

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MTI Film Solves Post for “Major Crimes”

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012

Picking up where it left off on “The Closer,” Hollywood post facility handles post work for Shephard/Robin’s new digitally-captured crime drama.

HOLLYWOOD—September 18, 2012— In the continuation of a highly successful partnership begun last year, MTI Film is providing final color grading and other post-production services to Shephard/Robin Company and Warner Bros. Television for the inaugural season of the new prime-time drama Major Crimes. MTI Film first teamed with Shephard/Robin ten months ago, midway through the final season of The Closer, when that show made the switch from 35mm to digital capture.

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MTI Film Launches Film Restoration Facility in China

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

 

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film, a Hollywood-based post production services provider and software developer, has entered into a joint-venture in China focused on film restoration. MTI Film China is located in a newly-opened Animation Park in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin.

The Chinese facility will operate under the direction of Jason Wong, a professor of animation in the Department of Visual Arts of Tianjin University’s School of Computer Software. The facility features a complete, state-of-the-art 4K restoration workflow based on MTI Film’s industry-leading Correct DRS™ technology. The first project for MTI China will be a restoration of the 1958 Glenn Ford Western, Cowboy.

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MTI Film Appoints Storm FX as Reseller for Australia and New Zealand

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012

 

HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film has added Storm FX Distributions Pty Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based distributer of design, modelling and finishing solutions, to its international network of value-added resellers.  Storm FX will represent MTI Film’s full product line, including its newly-introduced Cortex family of products, throughout Australia and New Zealand.

“We are very pleased to announce our new relationship with Storm FX,” said MTI Film Director of International Business Development Belinda Merritt.   “Storm FX is very highly regarded in the Australian film and television industry and has an excellent track record for introducing new technologies.  They also share our commitment to customer service and support.  They are an excellent representative and advocate for our products.”

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NBC Universal Chooses MTI Film’s Control Dailies

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

 

HOLLYWOOD— NBC Universal has selected MTI Film’s Control Dailies Enterprise and Cortex::ControlDailies as its solution for processing digital camera dailies. The company has also increased its digital film restoration capacity through the purchase of additional seats of MTI Film’s Correct DRS™.

“MTI Film is very pleased to extend its long-standing relationship with NBC Universal through these latest product sales,” said MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff. “Our engineering team has been working closely with their counterparts at NBC to implement improved workflows for dailies processing and restoration, and we are proud of the continued confidence they have invested in our products and our team.”

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MTI Film Joins Sony Electronics’ F65 Training Program as Workflow Partner

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012

 

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film was recently selected by Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America Group as a workflow partner in its newly-opened Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC). The Center offers hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other film and television professionals in the use of Sony’s F65 CineAlta camera and production workflows that support it.

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