MTI Film is adding offset tracking to DRS Nova v2.3, making it possible to track objects even after tracking points have left the frame for stabilization purposes. The same functionality will be added soon to the software's dewarping tools, MTI said.

Other features new to v2.3 include a "mouse magnifier" for easier panning and zooming in the frame, a "dirt map" generator that derives data from a film scanner's alpha channel,  new presets for stabilization and dewarping tasks, faster import of large files, and a simpler management system for OpenEXR files, the company said.

"We listened to people who use the product every day," said Director of Product Development Randy Reck in a prepared statement. "This latest release is focused on streamlining routine tasks and making the software more responsive to the way artists work."

The original DRS software, released in 1997, turns 20 next year. A permanent Nova seat is $12,500; a 30-day license is $995.