MTI Film Releases Standalone Cortex::Convey

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Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film has released a new standalone transcoding application Cortex::Convey.  Cortex::Convey supports input of all popular camera file formats editorial files and intermediate file formats including DPX OpenEXR and H.264 for transcoding to review editorial and intermediate formats such as Avid DNxHD/MXF 1:1 DPX file sequences and QuickTime as well as fully-authored DVDs and Blu-ray discs. “More than five years ago we introduced this deliverables software as a sister application to Control Dailies Enterprise.  Even then customers wanted to purchase it as a standalone product ” said Belinda S. Merritt director of business development. “As we were developing the Cortex family we thought why not give them what they want? Cortex::Convey not only delivers on this need but as part of the Cortex platform offers a simple and intuitive user interface on top of an extremely powerful and versatile transcoding engine that can be used in every step of post-production not just dailies.” Cortex::Convey offers several advantages over other transcoding solutions ” said David McClure vice president of product development. “It’s comprehensive supporting all file formats in and out for dailies assemblies dubs VFX pulls and other applications. It’s also easy to use.  The intuitive project manager allows users to quickly set up professional-quality transcoding projects without the need for deep knowledge of each and every codec. For technical users it includes an XML API for integration into other render farms or workflow automation systems.” Cortex::Convey takes advantage of both CPU and GPU processing with Nvidia Cuda to transcode most files at real-time or faster many at over 100 fps. Template-driven automation removes the need for time-consuming repetitive tasks and ensures consistent results from job to job. As part of the Cortex::Convey launch MTI Film is offering free two-week evaluation licenses which can be requested at