NAB 2015 NEWS: MTI Film to Showcase Improved DRS™NOVA.

Yellow_topperLatest version of the digital restoration software includes new tools for automated color breathing and flicker correction, and layered undo.

HOLLYWOOD— At NAB 2015, MTI Film will introduce an updated version of its industry-leading digital restoration software DRS™NOVA that will feature 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,” says MTI Film Product Director Amy Hawthorne. “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 dewarp and stabilization. “Our new Undo feature allows artists to try out processes in a non-destructive way,” Hawthorne explains. “Artists can work with greater confidence knowing that the processing they are applying is not permanent.”

MTI Film has been the leader in digital restoration software for more than 20 years. Its original software CORRECT DRS™ established new worldwide standards for digital restoration, which have been further enhanced and expanded through the development of DRS™NOVA. DRS™NOVA is currently in use by restoration specialists, motion picture studios and post production facilities around the globe.

MTI Film will demonstrate DRS™NOVA and other products at Booth SL14616.


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. The CORTEX family of products go beyond comprehensive dailies to provide full post utility including dead pixel correction, UHD UpRes and IMF deliveries. DRS™ NOVA has been the industry standard for digital film restoration, thanks to MTI Film’s advanced image processing research and development.
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