NBC Universal Installs MTI Film Technology for Digital Dailies Restoration

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Mon, 08/13/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

NBC Universal has selected MTI Film’s Control Dailies Enterprise and Cortex::ControlDailies to process its 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.” NBC Universal has already successfully utilized Control Dailies Enterprise on numerous television productions over the past two years while shooting in a variety of tape-based and file-based media formats. The industry’s leading solution for dailies processing Control Dailies Enterprise provides a comprehensive dailies workflow and has been used for more than a decade by a multitude of facilities to process dailies for film- tape- and digitally-acquired productions. “Control Dailies’ node-based architecture and shared database provides large facilities and studios like NBC Universal with the flexibility to rapidly adjust to changes in the type and volume of projects they are working on ” said vice president of product development David McClure. “For example assistants can log takes and synchronize audio while colorists apply primary color correction.” Convey a companion application to Control Dailies works in the background encoding editorial and review deliverables as takes are approved while maximizing efficiency by spreading the workload across available workstations. A central database allows individual users to work on multiple projects simultaneously. At NBC Universal McClure observes a single operator can process dailies for several productions in one shift as media drops are made. NBC Universal has been using Correct DRS for digital film restoration since 2006.  Its new purchase comprises six additional seats giving it a total of eight. Correct DRS is the recognized leader in digital film restoration. Since its introduction in 1997 Correct DRS has grown hand in hand with its customers into a full-featured suite of automated semi-automatic and manual tools designed to correct for many common problems including dust and debris scratches gate hairs warping and jitter and three-layer mis-registration.