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MTI Film to Bring Improved DRS Nova to NAB 2015


LR-2015-03-19_13h56_28MTI Film will introduce an updated version of its digital restoration software DRS Nova to NAB 2015. The software features a number of new enhancements to address common restorations issues and improve workflow efficiency.

Color Breathing, a new tool in the DRS Nova suite, automatically corrects for color fading or breathing. The problem arises as film ages and color channels degrade at different rates. One channel may dominate another over the course of several frames causing them to appear to breathe against each other.

Color breathing issues that formerly required time-consuming manual correction can now be fixed automatically. Additionally, the same tool can be used to automatically correct flicker caused by variations in density or luminance.

“Flicker is one of the most frustrating and persistent problems in restoration,” said Amy Hawthorne, MTI film product director. “This new tool represents a big step forward.”

DRS Nova will also include the ability to apply and undo corrections in a multi-layered fashion, called version-on-version. Applied corrections such as dust removal can be undone individually without affecting other corrections that have been completed, such as flicker removal or stabilization.

“Our new undo feature allows artists to try out processes in a non-destructive way,” Hawthorne explained. “Artists can work with greater confidence knowing that the processing they are applying is not permanent.”

MTI Film will demonstrate DRS Nova and other products at booth SL14616 at NAB.

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