MTI Film’s Larry Chernoff Honored with HPA Lifetime Achievement Award


Last Updated: December 4, 2017 1:11 pm GMT
(Hollywood, CA--December 4, 2017) MTI Film takes great pride in announcing that its CEO, Larry Chernoff, is the recipient of the Hollywood Professional Association’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The HPA’s highest honor, the award is presented to “an individual who is recognized for his or her service and commitment to the professional media content industry.” The award was presented by HPA president Seth Hallen during the annual HPA Awards ceremony, November 6, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

In addressing the sold-out crowd, Chernoff spoke of the inspiration provided by his parents and about the highlights of his career from shining shoes on Broadway in New York at age ten, through his involvement in the launch of many successful post-production companies, including FilmCore, Encore and RIOT.

Chernoff shared his special fondness for MTI Film. “MTI is the culmination of everything I’ve ever strived for a company to be,” he said. “Creative, innovative, and a stable, family oriented environment where customers and employees feel at home. MTI is a company that has endeavored to punch above its weight. A company that has its roots in mathematics, its imagination in technological innovation, and its heart in artistic expression.”

He closed by thanking his colleagues, customers and family, stating, “I look forward to going to work tomorrow and continuing what has been a true adventure where I can turn to our customers and say, ‘Shine ‘em up!’”

MTI Film Adds Lasergraphics Scanner
MTI Film’s restoration division has gotten a significant boost through the acquisition of a Lasergraphics Director high-speed film scanner. The system can perform high resolution, pin-registered scanning from virtually any film source and includes cutting edge features for safely handling film, managing warpage and detecting dust, scratches and other common artifacts. It’s an ideal tool for restoration and remastering projects, especially those destined for HDR, Blu-ray or other high-resolution delivery.

MTI Film exhaustively tested several leading film scanners and found Director to be the clear winner. “It delivered a level of detail not present in other scanners, especially with color film,” recalls Head of Restoration Wojtek Janio. “It also offered greater flexibility in terms of its ability to handle both film negative and print film.”

The Director has a proprietary pressure plate to flatten warped film. Its unique double- and triple-flash scanning option for extraordinary results in capturing shadow detail in print film.


MTI Film In Asia
For the sixth consecutive year, MTI Film traveled to China to take part in the Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Exhibition (BIRTV 2017).

Company representatives were at China Film Equipment’s booth demonstrating DRS™NOVA v3 and CORTEX v4. DRS™NOVA is the dominant digital restoration software in China with dozens of installations in that fast-growing market.

“We expect to continue generating strong interest from companies involved in restoration and remastering in China and throughout Asia,” says MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff.” DRS™NOVA version 3 is a significant advance, with new and improved features for flicker, color breathing, stabilization, de-warping, and version export.”

CORTEX also had strong appeal for producers and post-production suppliers in Asia. Cortex v4 includes a comprehensive toolkit with IMF, AS-02 and DCP packaging, an extended edit tool and officially-certified Dolby Vision metadata editing capabilities.

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