End-to-end 8K Workflows with Support for AJA KONA 5; AJA Io 4K Plus Compatibility
AUGUST 20, 2019 – ASSIMILATE – San Jose, CA – Assimilate today announced that Scratch 9.1 now supports AJA KONA 5 audio and video I/O cards, allowing digital-cinema creators to tap the finishing solution with KONA 5 to output 8K 60p video via 12G-SDI. The company simultaneously announced Scratch 9.1 support for AJA’s Io 4K Plus I/O box with Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity, which joins other Scratch 9.1-compatible AJA solutions T-TAP®, Io 4K, KONA 1 and KONA 4.
Scratch support for KONA 5 enables the perfect dailies and finishing workflow for RED 8K footage. Scratch handles the decoding and deBayering of 8K RED RAW in real-time at full resolution and can now natively output 8K over SDI through KONA 5, facilitating a full end-to-end 8K workflow.
“Assimilate and AJA have worked together for many years, bringing leading edge solutions to the digital-cinema market. This partnership continues with Scratch 9.1 supporting AJA’s flagship products for desktop and mobile I/O,” said Jeff Edson, CEO at Assimilate. “The performance and output quality of both the KONA 5 and Io 4K Plus are unparalleled in our industry and we’re proud to offer our users the highest quality 8K SDI monitoring possible.”
“Assimilate’s Scratch is a robust finishing solution tapped by a number of professionals across the media and entertainment industry, so we’re pleased to be working with the Assimilate team to ensure interoperability between Scratch and AJA tools. The partnership is an extension of our commitment to ensure AJA customers are able to work with their preferred toolsets,” shared Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.
See a demo of real-time 8K dailies and finishing workflows utilizing the AJA KONA 5 card with Scratch at BIRTV in Beijing, China (hall 5, booth 5011), August 21 – 24.
Pricing and Availability
Available immediately, Scratch 9.1 starts at $89.00 (USD) monthly and $695.00 (USD) annually. Download at www.assimilateinc.com. AJA KONA 5 and Io 4K Plus are available now through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $2995 and $2495 respectively. For more information and to find a local reseller, visit www.aja.com.
Assimilate offers Scratch dailies and post-production workflows that have proven essential to productivity and creativity in the creation of high-end 2D/3D/VR studio and independent feature films, documentaries, TV episodes, commercials and music videos. SCRATCH is resolution independent, and is always first to update support for new formats. Used by DITs and post artists worldwide, Scratch is known for its power, stability, speed, groundbreaking and unique feature set, and streamlined workflows for tackling complex projects with ease. Additionally, in SCRATCH VR, Assimilate offers the only professional end-to-end VR workflow and tools for VR360 / 3D and VR180 / 3D, including stitching, Ambisonic sound, and live streaming. Learn more at www.assimilateinc.com.
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high quality, cost effective products to the professional broadcast, video and postproduction markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at www.aja.com.