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Camera to Post.
Live Grading. Fastest Transcoding.
With all the Metadata.
Camera to Post.
Live Grading. Fastest Transcoding.
With all the Metadata.

TRY     BUY

Camera to Post Workflow - Capture All and Pass It On

The workflow starts with Live Looks for live grading content from any number of cameras in real time and even adding advanced effects like green-screen background replacement and texture effects. Each time when saving a grade, all the metadata, either input by the user or delivered via the live SDI signal from all cameras, will also be saved in the form of a readable text doc and an XML that is suited for further pipeline scripting in VFX/post. All grades and metadata are stored in an easy-to-approach folder structure that can simply be delivered to VFX/post.

Integrated Offline Edit Workflow Through Dailies

In Scratch, all camera material is loaded, and the looks and metadata are matched and merged from the Live Looks folder structure, along with automated syncing of audio. All these tasks are automated and require almost no user interaction. Scratch will output in many formats as required by VFX/post:

• Offline DNX or Apple ProRes material, including all metadata for offline editing
• High quality EXR VFX plates, including frame based lens information and camera metadata
• Lightweight h264/h265 rushes for online review

The flexibility of Scratch allows the user to either consolidate all look and metadata files into a folder per day, or copy the look and metadata next to each source media file, thereby easily linking in any other DI software. Producers and post supervisors receive an extensive clip report, listing all relevant production information, and assistant editors are provided with an ALE that contains all clip metadata, including dynamic CDL information, to use in the target NLE.

Extensive Remote Review and Streaming Capabilities Throughout the Entire Workflow

At the live grading stage, Live Looks provides a local web interface for clients on- or near set to browse grades, before-and-after snapshots, and metadata via wifi during the shoot. At the same time, Live Looks allows streaming of all camera feeds through either an RTMP stream or via NDI® directly into Zoom, Skype, SetStream.io, or any other NDI®-compatible software. At the dailies stage, Scratch separately outputs through RTMP and NDI® for in-depth remote QC of all footage. After transcoding, Scratch allows for automatically publishing footage to the Assimilate Dailies Online web portal or the COPRA dailies platform via direct script integration. Providing highest level service on-set, while keeping remote clients connected and providing post with all footage, transcodes, grades and metadata has never been easier and straight forward. Existing users of either Scratch or Live Looks can easily upgrade to the DIT Pack.

Better than just live grading

Live Looks provides an easy to setup environment for on-set video monitoring and live grading for any resolution from standard HD all the way up to 8K workflows. Packed with professional grading- and FX / green screen tools, it is straight forward to operate and offers a seamless connection into your dailies and post workflow. Live Looks comes with an integrated webserver to provide all grades and looks On-, or Near-Set via Browser interface and allows to live-stream one or multiple cameras to any online streaming platform - such as Youtube, or SetStream.io.

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Supporting what you have

• Available on macOS and Windows
• Support for AJA KUMO and Blackmagic Smart Videohub Routers
• Advanced scopes through ScopeBox and OmniScope
• Support for Flanders, Teradek and TV Logic LUT-boxes
• Support for video-io from AJA, Bluefish444 and Blackmagic for image- and full camera metadata capture
• Support for Newtek NDI Capture and Output

Workflows without Limits

• Up to 8k resolution workflows
• Live-Stream one or multiple camera feeds to Youtube, SetStream.io, or any other streaming platform
• On-/Near-Set instant review of recordings from any device through integrated local webserver
• Direct reference recording to ProRes on macOS and Windows
• By processing the live camera feed via video-io, allowing for more direct grading and comparing looks
• The easiest and quickest way to setup and preview a green-screen set
• Seamless path into dailies and post: Look-matching in SCRATCH and CDL-EDL transfer to Resolve
• Fully colormanaged environment to ensure the looks you create will come out the same in dailies / post
• Manage all metadata, annotate camera input and generate production reports
• Load and playback literally any camera format

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The Tools to make the Grade

• High-end grading toolset: Lift, Gamma, Gain and CDL tools
• Powerful Curves and easy to use Color Remapper
• LUT Cycler
• Realtime texture effects like Grain, Highlight Glow, Diffusion and Vignette
• Realtime Skin Retouch Tool for enhance and soften skintones
• Advanced chroma keyer to replace green screen backgrounds with just two clicks for previs
• Pan, Scan and Rotation of the Live SDI signal
• Frame Guides for letterboxing, Action- and Title Safes

Live Grading Setup

• Create as many channels in your project as needed
• Simultaneous grading of multiple channels via channel groups
• SDI-/Camera capture, LUT-box capture, reference frame or reference clip
• Grade in the native camera color space, or in a unified space like ACES
• Manage color spaces for every monitor and LUT-box attached
• Set Input-, Output-, and Grading-LUTs
• Choose between LUT- and CDL-based grading modes
• Metadata capture for ARRI, Sony, RED, Panasonic and Canon via SDI
• Setup Report metadata incl. company logo
• Load a screenplay for continuity monitoring
• Set up Frame Guides for letterboxing, Action- and Title Safes
• Configure videowall appearance
• Set up your grading panel of choice
• Export 3D LUTs in all sizes for different applications, monitors and cameras
• Customizable Viewport Layout



Grading Tools

• Professional grading tools for precise color adjustment
• Primary color wheels
• In CDL-mode choose between CDL wheels, LGG wheels and CDL sliders
• Numeric parameters like S-Curve, Kelvin and Tint
• Professional Curve tool for Luminance, Hue vs. Hue, Hue vs. Sat and more
• Color remapper for advanced color manipulation
• LUT cycler to quickly shuttle through a folder of LUTs
• Load CDLs, 1D-LUTs, 3D-LUTs and CTLs
• Soft Clipping parameters
• Professional scopes: RGB Waveform, Histogram, Vectorscope, Curves, CIE Plot



FX Toolset

• Pan, Scan and Rotation of the Live SDI signal • Easy to apply texture effects: Grain, Highlight Bloom, Diffusion, Vignette
• Realtime Skin Retouch Tool for enhance and soften skintones
• Single-click chroma keyer for green screen replacements
• View Alpha Channel
• Load any kind of background clip: Quicktime, RAW, Image sequence, etc.
• Background pan, scan & blur



Grade Management

• Create quick reference snapshots or ProRes snippets
• Compare grades and references in dual-view, split-view, A-B view
• Ingest of ALL live camera metadata
• Gallery with saved looks and reference clips for quick compare
• Memory panel with 8 one-button-recall grades
• All grades maintained in an organized folder structure
• Look-report generation (incl. all available clip metadata)
• Look-index for online review of grades incl. before & after snapshots
• Look History to recall existing grades from different scenes for all cameras
• Draw annotations on the image and add notes to the saved grades
• Pixel magnifier to easily read pixel values
• High Quality input and output scaling
• View individual color channels in the viewport



Workflow

• Live-Stream one or multiple camera feeds to Youtube, SetStream.io, or any other streaming platform • On-/Near-Set instant review of recordings from any device through integrated local webserver • Straight forward Look-matching for Dailies in Assimilate SCRATCH
• CDL-EDL export for CDL-conform in DaVinci Resolve
• Visually lossless look transfer to dailies in full floating point
• Grades stored as CDLs, 3D-LUTs and Assimilate CCR Grade files
• XML and TXT files saved for inhouse scripting and metadata ingest

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Ancillary Device Support

• SDI Video-IO: AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic
• Support for AJA KUMO and Blackmagic Smart Videohub Routers
• SDI-metadata for ARRI, Sony, Panasonic, RED and Canon cameras
• LUT-Boxes: Teradek, TV Logic, FSI BoxIO, FSI DM-Monitor series
• Control Surfaces: Tangent Wave, Ripple, Element and Avid Artist Color
ScopeBox Support via ScopeLink
OmniScope Support
• Support for multi-channel Newtek NDI Capture and Output
• Support for (multiple) RED Rocket and RED Rocket-X acceleration cards
• Wacom Pen & Tablet



Recording Functionality

• Record snippet reference Quicktime files of any channel with the grade baked in
• Record to Apple ProRes (ProRes 4444XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, Proxy, LT)*
• All available camera metadata included in recorded clips
• Save snapshots of currently active channel
• Record limiter to restrict recordings to a certain length

* more recording options available in Assimilate Live Assist



Format Support

      Source Media
• Uncompressed media (DPX, TIFF, TGA, SGI and Quicktime files from digital, tape or scanned sources)
• Multi-Layer OpenEXR 16/32-bit (all compression schemes) format support
• Other image sequence formats: JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG
      Camera Formats
• Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, XAVC 4K, X-OCN, SONY SRFile (SStP) MXF
• Canon C200/C500/C700 RAW (RMF & CRM), C100/C300/C500 MPEG2, XF-AVC MXF, XF-HEVC MXF, EOS 1D/5D/7D
• Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF, Varicam V-RAW
• RED REDCODE RAW (R3D) support incl. Weapon, Helium, Monstro and Gemini 8K
• ARRI RAW (ARI, ARX and MXF)
• DNxHD/HR and Apple ProRes
• Phantom Flex 4K .cine RAW
• Blackmagic RAW
• Apple ProRes RAW
• Cineform (RAW)
• CODEX RAW
• AVCHD (MTS & M2TS)
• Kinefinity RAW (DNG & KRW)
• Cinema DNG (incl. Blackmagic, AJA, AATON, Bolex, Kinefinity, Ikonoskop, Panasonic, Pentax and DJI)
• DSLR Raw Photo formats
• H.264 (MP4, MOV & MXF up to 10 bit 4:2:2)
• H.265/HEVC (up to 12 bit)


From Jojo Rabbit to Paramount's Yellowstone, SCRATCH is breaking new ground on-set as a trusted, high performance dailies platform

SCRATCH continues to be a popular dailies and finishing platform among artists and post pros. No other system FEELS like SCRATCH. No other system is as FAST, FLUID and RESPONSIVE as SCRATCH.
Now with live-streaming capabilities, support for FREE Matchbox Shaders for advanced texture control and the best metadata management available to the market, SCRATCH is setting the bar for what's possible during dailies.

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Why Start From SCRATCH

• Easily switch between a Dailies, Basic Review or the full blown Finishing toolset at any time.
• Support for all professional media formats; from camera RAW to traditional intermediates, to compressed and uncompressed finishing formats.
• Fast and flexible transcoding to any format in multiple resolutions in one go, including grades and burn-in titling.
• Manage looks, import and export CDL or LUT and use the match-functions to ensure looks created on-set can be easily used further down the pipeline.
• Quickly sync imported audio, based on the timecode/clapper/audio sync marker.
• Import, manage, modify, and append Metadata through the pipeline. Then provide fully customizable reports.

Check out the Full Feature List of SCRATCH below.

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Different, in a good way

SCRATCH is the fully-featured dailies and archiving toolset used by professionals for color-grading / look-management, QC, metadata-management (incl. support for frame-based metadata) and audio-sync to provide the deliverables for all cinematic dailies. Its speed and flexibility are the strengths that have made SCRATCH the backbone for the cinematic dailies and VFX dailies pipeline for many individuals and facilities.

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Project Management

• Construct: manage and group multiple timelines and shot versions
• Wide selection of project defaults and user settings
• Easily manage thousands and thousands of shots in a single project
• Media management as integral aspect of your project
• Manage and switch easily between shot versions
• Manage composite elements in Staging
• Manage all shot metadata; camera metadata, dailies references, user colored annotations, etc.
• On-screen review annotations using paint brush and notes
• Easy add/update metadata for multiple shots at any time using the Media Browser
• De-construct a timeline to create a unique media set
• Consolidate project media to move or archive a project
• Switch between Toolsets: Finish, Dailies, Review



Player

• Single-view, dual-view, split-view, A-B view
• Range selection and playback
• Slip second view independently
• Preview on dedicated video-io, or through DualHead
• Playback of all VR-formats: Equirectangular, Cubic, Cubic Packed, Mesh
• 360-mode playback of 360 and 180° VR media for both, mono and stereo
• Audio Channel routing of up to 16 channels (input/output)
• Loop, Bounce, Once playback modes
• Playback speed (1x - 50x)
• Playback Cache
• Frame-, Clip-, Keyframe- and Notes-Navigation
• Create quick reference snapshots
• Customizable Viewport Layout
• Perspective view showing layer in Z-space
• Scene camera setup / animation for 2D and Stereo
• Play List - start SCRATCH as a Player with a (*.splx) playlist file



Render & Cache

• Create and manage an output tree with multiple resolutions, framerates, colorspaces, etc.
• Manage output templates with all your standard deliverables
• Render any output (range) on the fly
• Cache single shots or the full timline
• Same as Source Render



Dailies

• Ingest of ALL source shot metadata
• Per-Frame metadata (ARRI Raw and RED RAW)
• Read scene/take, comments and circle take metadata from synced audio files
• Create custom Metadata tags
• Set Debayering defaults for all RAW media formats
• Output file-naming and folder structure based on metadata
• DIT-report generation (incl. selection of all available clip metadata)
• Burn-in of all available metadata
• Quick-Entry menu for updating Scene and Take
• Pre-defined QC notes to be applied through hotkeys
• Output templates and project defaults
• Specific Output templates for PIX, DAX, MediaSilo and COPRA web dailies
• High Quality input and output scaling
• LUT Cycler to quickly switch between LUTs
• Background rendering
• Hardware accelerated h264/h265 decoding
• LTC detection in camera embedded audio
      Audio sync
• Automatically sync audio, based on timecode for smart-slate shoots and automatically import scene/take/circle take info from BWF file header
• Semi-automatic sound sync through Waveform analyzer and spike finder
• Semi-automatic sound syncing with sync markers
• Manual sound syncing with millisecond-accurate audio slipping
• Automatic sync based on LTC



Mastering

• Support for reading and writing HDR10 metadata into mp4
• Support for reading and writing VR-related metadata into H264
• Export h264/h265 essence streams for (BluRay-) mastering
• Create an output mastering tree using nodes to create versions of different resolutions, color spaces, framerates and even grades.
• (De-)interlacer Node
• Support for subtitle (.SRT, .STL) inside Burn-in Node
• Full ACES support
• Color Space management incl. PQ & HLG
• Multiple SDI-outputs across multiple output devices
• Waveform, Histogram, Vectorscope, Curvescope, CIE Plot



Stereo

• Easy Stereo Setup function to wrap shots in a stereo node for full stereo-workflow
• Manage Stereo Convergence
• Stereo Camera Scene setup per shot/scene; create single grading/comp layers in Z-space for both left/right eye.
• Manage Stereo tool: quick switch between left/right eye or grade and comp directly on master-stereo node
• Output any stereo pattern or separate left / right fifle sequences



Live

• Live stream the current timeline out to Youtube, SetStream.io, or a custom streaming server
• Capture other live rtmp streams to comp into your own live stream



Collaboration

• Share projects between multiple systems in a single facility on shared storage
• SCRATCH online project repository to work with multiple artists simultaneously on a single project from places all over the globe.
• SCRATCH remote: connect multiple SCRATCH systems from all around the world for a creative grading session.
• Stream SCRATCH output directly to a media server for others to live view your creative work.
• Publish to ASSIMILATE Dailies Online, Vimeo or YouTube to share content online and in a secure manner for review and approval.
• Sync Player: slave one or more SCRATCH players and (remote) control playback from the master system.

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Format Support

      Source Media
• Uncompressed media (DPX, TIFF, TGA, SGI and Quicktime files from digital, tape or scanned sources)
• Multi-Layer OpenEXR 16/32-bit (all compression schemes) format support
• Other image sequence formats: JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP, PNG
      Camera Formats
• Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, XAVC 4K, X-OCN, X-OCN XT, SONY SRFile (SStP) MXF
• Canon C200/C500/C700 RAW (RMF & CRM), C100/C300/C500 MPEG2, XF-AVC MXF, XF-HEVC MXF, EOS 1D/5D/7D
• Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF, Varicam V-RAW
• RED REDCODE RAW (R3D) support incl. Weapon, Helium, Monstro and Gemini 8K
• ARRI RAW (ARI, ARX and MXF)
• DNxHD/HR and Apple ProRes
• Phantom Flex 4K .cine RAW
• Blackmagic RAW
• Apple ProRes RAW
• Cineform (RAW)
• CODEX RAW
• AVCHD (MTS & M2TS)
• Kinefinity RAW (DNG & KRW)
• Cinema DNG (incl. Blackmagic, AJA, AATON, Bolex, Kinefinity, Ikonoskop, Panasonic, Pentax and DJI)
• DSLR Raw Photo formats
• H.264 (MP4, MOV & MXF up to 10 bit 4:2:2)
• H.265/HEVC (up to 12 bit)
      Encoding Formats
• Apple ProRes (ProRes 4444XQ, ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 HQ, Proxy, LT)
• Avid DNxHD/HR MXF,
• DNxHD QuickTime
• H.264 (MP4, MOV and raw essence stream in 8 and 10 bit)
• H.265/HEVC (MP4, MOV and raw essence stream in up to 12 bit)
• Cineform DPX and Quicktime
• QuickTime files with various codecs
• DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR, JPG2000, JPG, CIN, TGA, SGI, PNG
• AIF, AMB, w64, WAV broadcast wave audio files (BWF): mono, stereo and multi-channel, ambisonic audio



Ancillary Device Support

• SDI: AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic
• Control Surfaces: Tangent Wave/Wave2, Ripple, Element, CP200 and Avid Artist Color
• VR-Headset: Oculus, Vive and any Steam VR engine supported headset (also on Mac)
ScopeBox Support via ScopeLink
OmniScope Support
Light Illusion ColourSpace CMS Integration
Newtek NDI Support
• Support for (multiple) RED Rocket and RED Rocket-X acceleration cards
• Wacom Pen & Tablet



Editorial / Conform

• Multi Layer Timeline editor (NLE)
• Conform: CMX EDL, AAF, XML
• Reverse Assemble
• Pull shotnames from AVID markers in EDLs
• Load and compare conform with Reference clip
• Export metadata including: CMX EDL, ALE, CDL, CC, HTML, CSV, XML
• Support for many AAF/XML effects, like Pan&Scan, Timewarp, etc.
• Support for AVID markers in marker lists and EDLs
• Batch-conform LUTs and CDLs based on clip metadata
• Scene Detection
• Flatten multi-layer timeline to single video track with video layers.
• Timewarp / Retimer



Finishing

• Primary grade Lift, Gamma, Gain and CDL
• CDL grading modes: CDL wheels, CDL sliders, LGG wheels
• Unlimited layers of grades; free-form and pre-defined shapes
• 1D/3D LUT support: import / export
• CDL and CTL support: import/export
• Look management: Memory grades and Galleries
• OpenColorIO Support
• New Vector Tools for advanced color remapping
• Panel Support: Element / Wave / Wave2 / Ripple / CP200 / Avid Artist Color
• Masking
• Curves with on-screen pick&drag functionality
• Soft Clip parameters
• Keyers: RGB, HSV, Chroma, Luma, Vector
• Support for third party OFX effect plug-ins
• Tracking: 1-point / 2-point and planar tracker
• Fill / matte layers
• Effect control animation + animation editor
• Advanced animation filters (High-pass, Low-pass, Noise, Reduce, Smoothen, Level)
• Blend modes for layers and tracks
• Realtime Bicubic image warper
• Node-based compositing
• Layer-based compositing in 3D-space
• High Quality Pan&Scan
• Vector Paint for scratch-, wire-, and rig- removal
• Node-based caching of heavy composites
• Action-/Title-safe guides incl. blanking
• Support for Autodesk Matchbox Shaders
• User-defined control surface mapping
• (Directional) Blur
• Color Channel Remapping
• Control Luma weights and Print Light settings
• Virtual Camera animation
• Multi-sampling modes and motion blur for smooth animations



Scripting

• XML scripting for pipeline / third party software integration
• SPA effect plug-in interface (next to OFX)
• Custom Commands for pipeline integration
• Integrated script for round-trip workflow to After Effects
• Integrated script for round-trip workflow to Nuke

What you need to run DIT Pack

OS: Windows 7 / 10. OSX 10.9 and up.
CPU: Any modern Intel or AMD processor. Preference for Intel i7 Quadcore equal or up.
GFX: Any modern graphics card. Preference for high end graphics: NVIDIA Quadro / AMD Radeon PRO. Note that on systems with standard Intel graphics not all features might be supported.
RAM: Min 8Gb. Preferred 12Gb or more.
SDI (optional): AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic.

See detailed system requirements here.

Learn to use DIT Pack to the Fullest

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Learn more about SCRATCH and Live Looks by watching
our SCRATCH Tutorials and Live Looks Tutorials.

Browse the user manual on our support site for SCRATCH and Live Looks
or contact support at support@assimilateinc.com.

Pick My Plan

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The DIT Pack is available as:

  • a monthly automatic recurring subscription - $99 USD
  • a 1 year rental - $799 USD
  • a permanent license (incl. 1 year of support & updates) - $1399 USD
  • support renewal with a permanent license - $699 USD
  • a site license *

Each license comes with full access to the latest version and all updates of the software, as well as access to our technical support team.

Note that a permanent license comes with 1 year of support. After that, you can continue to use the software but to be eligible to further software updates or contact to our technical support team, you need to extend your support contract.

* A site license offers you an unlimited number of licenses to be used within your facility. Please contact sales for more info.

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