Cardiff, Wales, March 11th, 2021 – Cardiff-based film and video post production house Gorilla has chosen an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system for a new 4K HDR mastering suite at its recently expanded GloWorks facility. Supplied by MTI Film distribution partner Big Pic Media, the Cortex forms part of Gorilla’s investment in new 4K HDR technology.
“Cortex Enterprise gives us all the tools we need to take our creative department’s work and produce perfect masters to the very specific requirements of the SVOD and broadcast channels for 4K and HDR content”, says Gorilla Group Managing Director Richard Moss. “We use it to package the image and audio content and ensure we provide the necessary metadata in ancillary files to conform to the specific needs of the studio or broadcaster. What our operators like about Cortex is that the user interface is based on an NLE timeline and has a very logical step-by-step process to ensure nothing is missed. It also has templates for nearly every studio or broadcaster we supply, making our work much more efficient and accurate. A unique feature of Cortex is dead pixel detection and correction. MTI Film has perfected these algorithms over the past 30 years in developing restoration tools, making the process of detecting and fixing dead pixels fast and efficient. Once we have made a package we drop it back into Cortex for validation. Cortex also performs automated checks for HDR levels, HLG, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.”
“We worked closely with Gorilla to evaluate Cortex, ensuring it met and exceeded today’s requirements,” adds Big Pic Media MD Adam Welsh. “We also demonstrated MTI Film’s commitment to keep abreast of evolving requirements and continually develop the product.”
MTI Film Cortex products include solutions for on-set and post with a full-feature dailies application. These include IMF, DCP, AS-02 and Dolby Vision packaging, multiple quality control modules, video measurement tools, IMF validation and resolution upconversion. Each module includes enhanced editing capabilities. Cortex v5.2 Enterprise Edition is now officially certified for use with Dolby Vision Content Mapping v4. It includes the ability to package Dolby Vision IMFs and to import/modify/export Dolby Vision XML files and MXF files for both Dolby Vision CMv2 and Dolby Vision CMv4. Cortex runs on Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 10 and uses one or more NVidia GPUs.
Gorilla (https://gorillagroup.tv) is a Cardiff based full service post production house specialising in broadcast media and film. Based in bustling Cardiff Bay, our facilities and friendly team of staff combine creative excellence and technical innovation – all served up with a warm Welsh welcome. Our new HQ is equipped with 80 Avid suites, Baselight grading suites, Pro Tools dubbing and large VFX department. On top of all this we have excellent coffee, tea and cake on Thursdays – wine on Fridays, and stunning views across Cardiff Bay and beyond. Our vast portfolio of work for clients includes sport, drama, factual and entertainment programmes for all of the UK’s broadcasters and leading VOD platforms.
Gorilla’s main facility is located in the GloWorks Creative Industries building in Cardiff Bay. We also have two additional facilities in the city centre. Latest addition to the Gorilla portfolio is Gorilla 101 located on St. Mary Street. The facility boasts production office space with dubbing, voiceover, online and offline suites.
About Big Pic Media
Big Pic Media (www.bigpicmedia.net) is a resource for industry-leading production, post production, broadcast and media products and services. It can advise and supply solutions from individual items to fully integrated suites. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Big Pic Media offers a global service to the industry, as a supplier and a representative. Big Pic Media has a support function which oversees design and installation services as well as offering engineering support for products supplied by the company. This department can design, develop and install facility updates or entire facilities on request.
Contacts for further information
David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
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Gorilla Group: Richard Moss
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Big Pic Media Ltd: Adam Welsh
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Big Pic Media LLC: Dave Saville (US East Coast)
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Big Pic Media LLC: Craig Risebury (US West Coast)
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