Features & Benefits


The ultimate, professional
playback & review tool for virtually all
production and camera formats.

• Free, because it should be. Shoot and download your media, and play it in real-time.

• Support for a wide range of 2D/3D/VR formats:
Cinematic RAW files (RED, ARRI, Sony, Canon, Phantom, Kinefinity, Panasonic, etc)
DSLR RAW files (Canon 5D, Nikon N600, etc)
Editorial formats (MXF, WAV, etc)
Pro VFX/still formats (DPX, EXR, etc)
Web-based media (QuickTime, MP4, H.264, etc)
Still image formats (TIFF, JPG, PNG, etc).

• SCRATCH CONstruct™ timeline – manage your shots in a stacked timeline; set up unlimited versions and switch among them, or view them side-by-side.

• Manage multiple CONstructs - each with an unlimited number of versions of each clip.

• Rapidly scrub through an entire CONstruct of thousands of clips – just press play.

• Review camera cards full of mixed stills and video.

• Review any rendering you’ve just finished, in real-time and without loading it to a server.

• ASC CDL color-correction tools for setting looks on-set

• Generate LUTs, CDLs or JPEG snapshots.

• Extended camera metadata display

• Clip framing, rotating and resizing.

• Sign up for a SCRATCH Web™ Channel and use SCRATCH Play to share, collaborate, review, and publish media from any platform, any time, anywhere.

On-set playback. Playback & review.
ASC CDL Color grading. Versioning.
Vast array of media formats.

What's New

Incredible support for a world of new production and camera formats.

For on-set DITs, DPs, and directors, SCRATCH v8.3 introduces support for a long list of important new camera and production formats. These include: Kinefinity RAW, Canon XF-AVC / H264 (MXF), Codex Raw (CDX), and a host of new Panasonic formats, including 4K AVCi 4:4:4 (MXF)


Pick My Plan


Always FREE. Because it should be.

Consumer devices are bundled with media players.
Other players support more types of media, but cost hundreds of dollars.
By default, players are necessary tools.
You shoot, you download media, you play it.
So get it free from ASSIMILATE!

Demos & Help

Be more creative and productive now! Learn more about SCRATCH Play by visiting our public SCRATCH Web
tutorials page!

Or see tutorials and
customer case study videos
on our Vimeo page.

Support for SCRATCH Play is ONLY available via the user forum. To join the SCRATCH Play user forum click here.

Or if you’re ready to upgrade to SCRATCH, for a FREE trial.


Technical Specs


SCRATCH Play for Windows or OS X!

• SCRATCH Play requires Windows 7 64-bit or later, or
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher.
• A minimum of 4GB of RAM is required to operate
• For maximum performance, we suggest

To learn more about what you need for SCRATCH Play, click here.