MTI Film has released an updated version of Cortex, its line of software for managing media from the set to the screen. Cortex v5.4 includes dozens of new and enhanced features designed to improve the handling of camera media, dailies production, post-production processing and deliverables packaging. User experience has also been significantly improved, making it even easier to manage projects through successive stages of production and post.
Many new features included in Cortex v5.4 were developed from direct user feedback. “We continue to improve Cortex in response to advances in production and post-production technology, innovations in workflows and evolving delivery requirements,” says MTI Film director of product development Randy Reck. “Responding to feedback from users around the world, we have made the software more capable, more efficient and easier to use.”
Cortex v 5.4 includes several new features for digital cinema packages. It now supports decoding and rendering in both Interop and SMPTE DCP formats. It also supports multiple video and audio tracks for playback, assembly, and rendering, encrypted or non-encrypted. Additionally, it includes expanded features for DCP subtitling that enable font selection, positioning and text editing.
Cortex v 5.4 improves Dolby Vision mastering with new features including Level 8 metadata display. Working with Dolby Atmos has also been streamlined with a new software development kit. Support for Dolby Digital has been added.
Cortex v 5.4 makes visual effects production easier. The software can now facilitate the pass-through of Arri Quicktime camera data (including focus, iris, zoom, position, and attitude) when rendering ProRes files.
Cortex v 5.4 includes expanded support for DNG files, Adobe’s raw format, used in drones, smartphones and other camera systems.
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