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Versatile Distribution Services Delivers Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K ASSIMILATE SCRATCH DI and Dailies Workflows

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26.06.2015 Kinefinity and ASSIMILATE Partner to Deliver KineRAW Codec and Real- time Post Production to Chinese Filmmaking Market
09.04.2015 ASSIMILATE Announces SCRATCH 8.3 to Extend Its Cloud-based Ecosystem for Dailies and Post-Production Workflows at a Gotta-Have-It Price – $650 USD per Year
12.01.2015 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Stuck On On for Post Production of Golden Globe Winner Boyhood
17.12.2014 ASSIMILATE Expands Metadata Support In SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
17.12.2014 ASSIMILATE Introduces SCRATCH Web, the Ultimate Cloud-Based Client Review Tool for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Artists
02.12.2014 SpectraCal Launches New CalMAN 5 3D LUT Color Calibration Software for SCRATCH
25.11.2014 ASSIMILATE Announces SCRATCH Play v8.2 Featuring Native Support For Oculus Rift And VR Media
14.08.2014 Sony to Offer One Year of SCRATCH Lab Software with the Purchase of Selected Large Sensor Camera
14.05.2014 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2014 Entries
08.04.2014 ASSIMILATE Optimizes SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 for New Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X
18.03.2014 MyASSIMILATE Cloud-Enabled Workflow Smashes the Barriers of Location and Proximity for Dailies and Post-Production Artists
18.03.2014 ASSIMILATE Licenses ProRes for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8 Encoding on Microsoft Windows Platform
18.03.2014 ASSIMILATE Announces Powerful SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8; Includes Groundbreaking Native ProRes Encoding for Windows
19.11.2013 Versatile Distribution Services Announces SCRATCH Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K DI and Dailies Workflows.
12.09.2013 Visual Impact South Africa Offers Free License of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Lab with Purchase of Sony F5/F55/F65 Digital Cinema Cameras
12.09.2013 Live Preview of SCRATCH v8 Features Simultaneous DI Collaboration among Artists in Amsterdam, Miami, Los Angeles and Mumbai
03.09.2013 ASSIMILATE Launches SCRATCH Play - A Free, Comprehensive Media Player for Professional and Consumer Formats
20.08.2013 ASSIMILATE Demos Latest SCRATCH Workflows at Broadcast & Cable 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil
19.08.2013 ASSIMILATE to Demonstrate Battle-Tested SCRATCH 4K Workflow in Paris, London, and Amsterdam
19.07.2013 ASSIMILATE Announces Intensive SCRATCH Workshop at 2013 Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF), Mexico
16.07.2013 ASSIMILATE Announces the Most Affordable SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Ever
12.07.2013 Sherif Sadek Wins Best Director of a Short Documentary, From Queens to Cairo, at Madrid International Film Festival 2013
20.06.2013 Sony Professional Solutions Latin America offers a license of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Lab with purchase of Sony F5/F55/F65 Digital Cinema Cameras
06.06.2013 Sherif Sadek, Director of Award-Winning From Queens to Cairo, Goes Home to Egypt for Ismailia International Film Festival
14.05.2013 SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013
09.05.2013 Bavaria Film GmbH Purchases ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Site License
07.05.2013 Sherif Sadek, Director of Award-Winning From Queens to Cairo, Heads to Madrid International Film Festival
08.04.2013 Versatile Distribution Services Delivers Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K ASSIMILATE SCRATCH DI and Dailies Workflows
21.03.2013 ASSIMILATE to Showcase SCRATCH 4K Workflows at NAB 2013
01.03.2013 ASSIMILATE Presents SCRATCH v7 Finishing at 2013 Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)
19.02.2013 Limited-Time Offer on the ASSIMILATE Store - Buy SCRATCH Lab and Get Pomfort LiveGrade and Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro Free
14.02.2013 ASSIMILATE Offers Free Trial of SCRATCH v7
31.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Strengthens Sales Operations in South Asia and South East Asia with Appointment of Whiteways Holdings as Exclusive Distributor
29.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Ships Support for a Wave of New Cameras and Formats in SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
17.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Post Production Houses Chilefilms, Animal VFX, Offhollywood, Metropolis Post and Stuck On On for their Sundance 2013 Nominations
17.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Expands Sales and Support for SCRATCH in the U.S. and Canada with CineSys-Oceana
17.12.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Now Offers Innovative Rental Options for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
23.11.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces the Immediate Availability of the worlds first truly integrated tool for digital workflows, from Advanced Dailies to Creative DI
08.09.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Now Offers Beauty Box Plug-In and LiveGrade Color Management Software to Enrich SCRATCH Capabilities
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH v7 Ushers in New Era of Creative DI for Features, Commercials, Spots and Episodic Television
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE and DiaQuest Turbocharge SCRATCH Integration with Avid Interplay
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH Powers Creative DI and Advanced Dailies Revolution with Innovative Pay-As-You-Use and Site-License Subscription Options
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Support for AMD FirePro Professional Graphics
07.09.2012 ASSIMILATE’s New SCRATCH Lab v7 Fuels Advanced Dailies Revolution
12.06.2012 ASSIMILATE to Exhibit at Broadcast Asia 2012 in Singapore
17.05.2012 ASSIMILATE Expands Sales and Support for SCRATCH in India with DOTS Techno-Creative Solution
15.05.2012 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists On Festival de Cannes 2012 Entries
16.04.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Support for AMD Radeon HD Graphics on MacOS X
16.04.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces the Availability of SCRATCH Lab Self-Paced Training on the ASSIMILATE Store
05.04.2012 ASSIMILATE Offers New SCRATCH Lab Certification Program for DITs, Video Engineers, and other Dailies Professionals
09.03.2012 ASSIMILATE is First 3rd Party to Support REDgamma3 and REDcolor3 Color Science
29.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Continues Rapid Expansion with Addition of LightSpace Color Management Tools
21.02.2012 SCRATCH Lab is Dailies Workflow Powerhouse for New Generation of Digital Cinematography Cameras
10.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Breakthrough 48 FPS Playback of RAW RED EPIC Stereo Streams in SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab
07.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Store Now Features NEAT Video Pro Plug-in for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab; and Tangent Element Control Panels
01.02.2012 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Chilefilms for Sundance 2012 Winner, "Violeta Went to Heaven"
19.01.2012 ASSIMILATE Congratulates DuboiColor and Offhollywood NYC for Golden Globe Award Winners, The Artist and Beginners
10.01.2012 ASSIMILATE Announces Support for RED SDK 4.2; Raises the Bar for RED Workflows with the Release of SCRATCH 6.1
10.01.2012 New SCRATCH Lab 6.1 Delivers the Best Price-Performance to Production Dailies Workflows
23.11.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces "Cyber Monday" Promotion at Expanded Online Store
25.10.2011 ASSIMILATE Launches On-line Store for all things SCRATCH
11.10.2011 ASSIMILATE Creates New Division In India
29.09.2011 ASSIMILATE announces support for 64-bit THX cineSpace LUTs
09.09.2011 ASSIMILATE announces SDI output, for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab on Mac OS X via AJA KONA 3G card
09.09.2011 SCRATCH Lab powers new on-location DIT Station
08.09.2011 ASSIMILATE partners with The Bridge for SCRATCH training
25.08.2011 ASSIMILATE Expands European Sales Channels with Appointment of Ezequiel Sarser
19.07.2011 ASSIMILATE To Unveil Next Innovations of SCRATCH Six and SCRATCH Lab at IBC 2011
04.07.2011 ASSIMILATE ships SCRATCH Lab Digital Lab application on Mac OS X and Windows
04.07.2011 ASSIMILATE ships new SCRATCH Six data-centric DI suite on Mac and Windows
26.05.2011 ASSIMILATE Salutes SCRATCH Users for Cannes Film Festival 2011 Victories
26.05.2011 SCRATCH Automates 2D and 3D VFX Dailies For Thor
17.05.2011 ASSIMILATE and Local Hero Post Showcase Worlds First RED EPIC Camera Workflow
17.05.2011 ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Users On Cannes Film Festival 2011 Entries
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Unveils Next Generation of SCRATCH Data-Centric DI Suite on Mac OS X & Windows 7 at NAB 2011
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces New SCRATCH Lab Digital Lab Application on Mac and Windows at NAB 2011
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces SCRATCH Product Family on Mac OS X
11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces Strategic Technology Partnership with Panasonic for Post Production of Panasonic 3D Cameras
07.04.2011 Company 3 proves RED Epic 5K 3D stereo workflow with SCRATCH on "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
07.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces Full SCRATCH Support for RED Epic 5K Camera
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New Turnkeys to be Offered in North America Exclusively by CineSys-Oceana

Las Vegas, NV – April 8, 2013 –Versatile Distribution Services (VDS), a distributor specializing in integrated solutions for the media and entertainment industry today announced the immediate availability of integrated 4K and 2K turnkey workstations featuring ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® Digital Intermediate software. SCRATCH enables digital cinema and broadcast artists to generate dailies, conform, color-correct, and finish within a real-time, integrated, user-friendly solution. The turnkey systems will be available exclusively in North America through CineSys-Oceana, one of the largest media and entertainment industry resellers.

VDS has leveraged the collective experience of industry leaders in 4K such as ASSIMILATE®, Inc. and Bluefish444, and built systems that remove much of the trial and error when configuring the appropriate CPU, RAM, graphics and storage for popular 4K projectors, displays and output.

These new turnkey systems will be showcased at NAB 2013 in the ASSIMILATE booth# SL12705 and at the CineSys-Oceana suite in the penthouse at the Renaissance Hotel adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“At Digital Arts (www.digital-arts.net), we recently launched New York City’s first true 4K grading theater,” said Axel Ericson, Founder of Digital Arts. “We designed it with the best technologies in order to define new standards in film post production. The theater includes world-class brands and products, such as the Christie 4K 4220 projector and Meyer Sound 7.1 Acheron speakers. As leaders in the 4K landscape, we chose ASSIMILATE SCRATCH and Bluefish444 for 4K DI because of its real-time 4K workflow capabilities without the cost of traditional big-iron systems. We’re really excited to learn about the new turnkeys from VDS and ASSIMILATE, because they take a lot of the trial and error out of configuring 4K workflows. This is what the market needs in order to widen the 4K user base.”

Z820 SCRATCH by ASSIMILATE and Versatile Distribution Services

  • Fast, Powerful, and Expandable Workstations. HP Z820 Workstations – the foundation of the new ASSIMILATE|VDS turnkey systems – set a new standard for performance and expandability. Featuring the latest Intel Xeon processors, massively scalable RAM, and five third-gen PCI Express slots, the Z820 is ideal for creative professionals at the top of their game.
  • 4K and 2K Configurations. The SCRATCH Z820 turnkey systems are available in 2K and 4K configurations jam-packed with RAM, top-of-the-line AMD or NVIDIA graphics and storage options from HP, Fusion-IO and Facilis.
  • 4K HD-SDI and 12-bit HD-SDI Preview. Bluefish444’s Epoch|4K SuperNova video card allows artists to preview images in the highest possible bit depth.
  • Optimized Integration. Versatile Distribution Services’ integration experts have experience optimizing the graphics and storage in SCRATCH systems for a range of high-performance DI and finishing environment s including Christie and Sony 4K projectors and Eizo, Christie and Sharp 4K monitors. VDS tests each 4K and 2K turnkey system in a simulated film and broadcast environment before it ships.
  • Complete Your Suite. High-performance storage, color critical displays, and other qualified peripherals can be added to complete any turnkey configuration.

“CineSys-Oceana has always specialized in workflows as opposed to just products”, said Michael Flanigan, Co-CEO, CineSys-Oceana. “We’re excited to be the exclusive North American reseller for these new turnkeys from VDS because they’re focused on designing and optimizing around the entire workflow, and providing systems that have proven experience in 4K environments. Our customers have always been at the leading edge of the media and entertainment industry, and we believe that the market is ready for 4K now. These turnkey systems are the ideal products to help our customers facilitate the transition to 4K.”

“SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab have gained rapid momentum throughout the world because they deliver unparalleled price-performance to on-set professionals and post-production artists,” said Steve Bannerman, vice-president of marketing, ASSIMILATE. “SCRATCH has been at the epicenter of 4K since 2007, and we’re excited to take the lead in driving the broad adoption of high-resolution workflows. Versatile Distribution Services’ optimized integration of 4K and 2K solutions combined with CineSys-Oceana’s deep understanding of high-end systems and workflows provides SCRATCH customers with the best possible experience and service – before and after the sale.”

Availability

The Z820 4K and 2K SCRATCH turnkey systems from ASSIMILATE and Versatile Distribution Services are available exclusively through CineSys-Oceana. For more information, please visit the CineSys-Oceana website at www.cinesys-oceana.com./contact/index.php

About Versatile Distribution Services
Based in Marlboro, MA, Versatile Distribution Services, a division of Versatile Communications, Inc., is a channel partner, solutions provider, and distributor specializing in the media and entertainment industry. Versatile Distribution Services supplies reseller channel partners with HP workstations optimized for Avid, Adobe, ASSIMILATE, and Grass Valley as well as other broadcast and post solutions, including HP DreamColor Displays and high-performance storage. For more information, visit www.versatiledistributionservices.com.

About CineSys-Oceana
With offices in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, and Vancouver, CineSys-Oceana provides exceptional sales and support services to the media and entertainment industry in most major production centers across North America. For more information about CineSys-Oceana and SCRATCH products, visit www.cinesys-oceana.com.

SCRATCH Digital Workflow Tools
ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH end-to-end data workflow tools - from dailies, to conform, color-grading, compositing, and through to finishing - and SCRATCH Lab, a robust dailies or VFX review digital pipeline, deliver the industry’s most comprehensive toolset for data-centric digital cinema and episodic television productions for 2D and 3D stereo projects. Both products support multiple formats, including ARRI RAW, Sony F65 and F55, Phantom, and Canon 5D, as well as enhanced support for RED ONE, RED ONE MX, SCARLET, and EPIC at all resolutions. For the latest feature film and TV credits, pricing, and sales, visit www.assimilateinc.com

Versatile Distribution Services Contact
Angela Olesen
Director of Strategic Programs & Alliances
Versatile Communications
angela.olesen@versacomm.com