NBC Universal Chooses MTI Film’s Control Dailies
NBC Universal has selected MTI Film’s Control Dailies Enterprise and Cortex::ControlDailies as its system for processing digital camera dailies. The company has also increased its digital film restoration capacity through 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.”
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. Control Dailies Enterprise has been used for more than a decade by many 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,” MTI Film’s vice president of product development, David McClure said. “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 also spreading the workload across available workstations. A central database allows individual users to work on multiple projects simultaneously. According to McClure, at NBC Universal, a single operator can process dailies for several productions in one shift as media drops are made.
Cortex::ControlDailies combines the intelligent color, sync and logging tools of Control Dailies Enterprise, the transcoding power of Convey, an intuitive user interface, and a light-weight back-end.
“Cortex eliminates needless complexity, making dailies processing a more intuitive operation that can be managed by users with different levels of experience and technical expertise,” McClure said.