- Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Running Man, a full-service New York post production facility, has selected MTI Film’s CORTEX Dailies as the centerpiece of its dailies processing workflow for television, feature films, documentaries and other projects. Cortex's innovative technology streamlines dailies processing, enabling Running Man to quickly deliver media to editorial teams, generate review media accessible across a variety of platforms, and lay the groundwork for efficient color grading and other finishing processes.
“We were looking for an advanced dailies solution for our episodic work,” says Running Man principal colorist Troy Thompson. “A lot of inefficiencies arise when shows lack a proper dailies workflow. Editorial systems don’t handle all of the metadata and a lack of metadata can cause problems during the finishing process.”
“Cortex offers a ton of benefits,” he adds. “The shows get a better looking image to work with throughout the offline process, and we get the metadata we need to do the conforms.”
Additionally, Cortex results in significant time and cost savings for Running Man’s production company clients. It automates dailies processes that formerly required an additional technician. “Typically shows will hire an extra assistant to handle transcoding and syncing, Cortex removes the need for this, and handles the processing of dailies much faster. This makes the entire post process more efficient” Thompson observes. “Dailies have become very complicated. Producers want to see dailies online; they want custom burn-ins and overlays. All that is achievable with other systems, but nowhere near as fast as with Cortex.”
“Cortex enables us to turn over shows very quickly,” he adds. “With today’s deadlines and budgets, the more efficient we can be the better. We are benefiting throughout the entire pipeline.”
Running Man is currently using Cortex to process dailies for the fourth season of FX Network’s Louie and the debut season of Comedy Central’s Broad City. The facility is currently processing in excess of seven hours of footage for the two shows each production day, and is able to deliver dailies media to the editorial teams by late the same day.
“We pride ourselves on being a company that understands workflows,” says Thompson, “and we don’t cut corners. So it’s important to me to have reliable tools. Simply put, Cortex works.”
About MTI Film LLC
Since 1997 MTI Film has provided award winning software applications to the post-production industry with a focus on technology for digital film restoration and digital dailies. MTI Film has fostered strong ties with our customers and an in-house services arm to provide real-world, real-time development experience. MTI Film's CORTEX Dailies is the next generation solution for a complete dailies workflow from set to delivery that includes tools to Play, Color, Sync, and Transcode to all popular media formats. With Correct DRS™, the industry leader in digital film restoration, rounding out the product line, MTI Film offers the most advanced, efficient and user-friendly applications on the market.
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