HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film has released DRSNOVA v5, the latest version of its industry-leading digital restoration software. V5 is packed with new features to perform common restoration tasks more easily and manage projects more efficiently, especially those delivering in 4K HDR.
MTI Film has also introduced Shine, a groundbreaking, utility for DRSNOVA that automates the filtering of dirt and fleeting scratches, reducing the time to make those repairs by as much as 70 percent.
“DRSNOVA v5 is our most significant update in two years and represents a clear advance in digital restoration,” says MTI Film Director of Product Development Randy Reck. “Restoration professionals will love the improvements we’ve made to the Paint, Deflicker, Debris, Grain and Motion tools, many of which were developed through direct user feedback.”
The new Shine utility addresses the most common and time-consuming restoration tasks. Based on an entirely new algorithm, the tool is a distinct improvement over other automated cleaning tools in detecting and repairing dirt and fleeting scratches. It offers an unprecedented ability to distinguish unintended artifacts from authentic film elements, reducing the need for manual intervention.
MTI Film is offering Shine, which is still in development, free to DRSNOVA v5 users for one year. It will then be available as a yearly subscription.
New features of DRSNOVA v5 include the ability to read, apply and write 1D and 3D display LUTs. 3D LUTs (in the .CUBE format) are an important component in HDR mastering. The Project Manager in DRSNOVA v5 has been thoroughly upgraded, resulting in a streamlined, more intuitive user experience. Clips and Sub Clips are easier to create, while a new properties function provides instant access to information about individual clips. Additional improvements and new features have been added to DRS, Deflicker, Grain, and the Motion Tool.