MTI Film Opens Cortex::Convey Render Engine with XML API


The popular and powerful Convey transcoding engine now includes a published API for use with command linescripts, render farms, custom GUIs and cross-application integration.

Last Updated: April 18, 2013 7:49 pm GMT
(Hollywood, California--April 18, 2013) MTI Film today announces that it has published an XML API for its popular transcoding engine Convey. Based on the software featured in MTI Film’s groundbreaking dailies processing solution Cortex v 1.2 (released at NAB 2013), the API can be used to create custom-automation and cross-application integrations for transcoding all Cortex-supported formats.

The XML API can be used to define image and audio processing parameters available in Cortex. Image processing features include resizing, color-space conversions, color correction and 3D LUTs as well as custom text, timecode and other metadata burn-ins. Audio processing features include the ability to mix and map audio channels and define offsets from the start of associated pictures. Clips can be trimmed with in- and out-points or spliced to form a continuous sequence in XML.

MTI Film first introduced a standalone transcoding application last year with the release of Cortex v 1.0. “Cortex generated a lot of positive feedback for the simplicity of its GUI as well as the speed and quality of its transcoding,” says Belinda S. Merritt, Director of International Business Development. “Our customers began to consider how else they might use it. Developers, in particular, wanted to apply its transcoding power to their apps.”

Cortex applications feature UIs that are fine-tuned for certain use cases. “When more technically inclined users wanted the ability to further leverage Cortex::Convey, we pointed them to our existing API,” notes David McClure, Vice President of Product Development. “Since then, we have further developed the product to ensure its stability. The same API is included in our Cortex products, so it supports the same features and performance.”

Beginning with v 1.2, the XML API will ship standard with any seat of Cortex::Convey or Cortex::Control Dailies.

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. Newly added to the product line is Cortex::Control Dailies and Cortex::Convey, 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™ and Control Dailies Enterprise rounding out the product line, MTI Film offers the most advanced, efficient and user-friendly applications on the market.

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