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ASSIMILATE ships SCRATCH Lab Digital Lab application on Mac OS X and Windows

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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 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
18.03.2014 MyASSIMILATE Cloud-Enabled Workflow Smashes the Barriers of Location and Proximity for Dailies and Post-Production Artists
19.11.2013 Versatile Distribution Services Announces SCRATCH Turnkey Systems Optimized for 4K and 2K DI and Dailies Workflows.
12.09.2013 Live Preview of SCRATCH v8 Features Simultaneous DI Collaboration among Artists in Amsterdam, Miami, Los Angeles and Mumbai
12.09.2013 Visual Impact South Africa Offers Free License of ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Lab with Purchase of Sony F5/F55/F65 Digital Cinema Cameras
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 Expands Sales and Support for SCRATCH in the U.S. and Canada with CineSys-Oceana
17.01.2013 ASSIMILATE Congratulates Post Production Houses Chilefilms, Animal VFX, Offhollywood, Metropolis Post and Stuck On On for their Sundance 2013 Nominations
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 Lab v7 Fuels Advanced Dailies Revolution
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
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
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26.05.2011 ASSIMILATE Salutes SCRATCH Users for Cannes Film Festival 2011 Victories
17.05.2011 ASSIMILATE and Local Hero Post Showcase Worlds First RED EPIC Camera Workflow
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11.04.2011 ASSIMILATE Announces Strategic Technology Partnership with Panasonic for Post Production of Panasonic 3D Cameras
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Santa Clara, CA, July 4, 2011 – ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today announced the release of SCRATCH Lab™, the industry’s first digital lab tool for on-location workflows and VFX dailies pipelines.

Released simultaneously on Mac OS® X and Windows 7, and aggressively priced at $4,995 USD, SCRATCH Lab is a comprehensive end-to-end digital system for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and deliverables of dailies created during production, or the VFX process. SCRATCH Lab’s flexible design and intuitive and customizable UI, mean it can be easily deployed across a broad range of tasks on 2D and 3D stereo projects up to 5K resolution and beyond.

SCRATCH Lab is paired with SCRATCH® Six, also released today on Mac and Windows, ASSIMILATE’s high-performance, digital cinema and broadcast finishing tool for RED and high-end digital workflows.

When used on-location for a digital shoot, SCRATCH Lab replaces the photochemical lab. Its speed and realtime capabilities deliver significant time savings for DITs, data wranglers, colorists, VFX teams, DPs, directors and producers. SCRATCH Lab can organize the digital negative by day, unit, camera, scene, shot or take, and allows an unlimited number of versions in a single view, without import or rendering. It supports all popular RAW camera formats, and carries scene, take, audio and 3D stereo convergence metadata through the entire project. To aid clear communication between the set and other departments, SCRATCH Lab also offers the most creative review and comments tools in the industry, such as remote review via HTML, and “Sticky Notes” that allow comments from any reviewer to be viewed throughout the project.

In VFX dailies pipelines, SCRATCH Lab is optimized for DPX, OpenEXR, RAW, plus all other popular review/deliverable formats, and can playback resolutions of up to 5K in realtime. This enables users to load and playback media in any combination of format, resolution and colorspace on the same view. Furthermore, SCRATCH Lab can be easily automated to perform difficult or repetitive tasks, such as selecting aspect ratios or correcting frame offsets, delivering significant time savings. Meanwhile, XML support facilitates smooth integration with the even most complex media databases, to load thousands of media clips per day, regardless of format, codec or resolution.

Jody Neckles, feature film and commercials DIT, said:
“For on-set dailies work, SCRATCH Lab packages all the tools I need to support all camera formats into one product. It has powerful real-time review capabilities, and can generate dailies in all the different formats required by a production – for editorial, iPads and the web. Crucially, with its advanced color management tools, I can apply LUTs non-destructively to the digital files, and manage different looks through the duration of a shoot. In short, it's great!”

Danielle Costa – production manager for VFX at Marvel Entertainment said:
"The best thing about SCRATCH Lab is that it can playback, in real-time, any media that you throw at it - all in the same view - such as RED RAW, ARRIRAW, DPX, EXR files, QTs and JPEGs. Plus, it's straightforward to integrate with an existing database, so it flawlessly managed the thousands of 2D and 3D stereo shots and versions during post production on Thor (Marvel Entertainment/ Paramount Pictures). SCRATCH Lab solves a big challenge in motion picture review playback by bringing different media together at your fingertips, and instantly showing them in the best possible quality."

Michael Wrightson, director of operations UK, at Prime Focus in London, said:
“With the launch of SCRATCH Lab, ASSIMILATE is keeping pace with the evolving needs of the production and post production industries. As a busy VFX vendor on commercials and features, we are always looking for new and better ways to streamline our 2D and 3D stereo VFX pipelines. The well-designed and comprehensive toolset delivered by SCRATCH Lab fits the bill.”

Gary Curran, head of DI at Screen Scene, Dublin, Ireland, said:
“SCRATCH Lab addresses the way the industry has changed with new cameras, codecs and file formats to deal with. As the data hub of our pipeline, we can ingest, manage and prepare pretty much any format in SCRATCH Lab and give our other departments – grading, editorial, VFX – the media they need in the format they want. Having such power and flexibility all in one machine is very handy, especially on the Mac platform as you can write to ProRes, as well as DNxHD.”

SCRATCH Lab’s comprehensive toolset and functionality includes:

  • Broad range of input/output formats for 2D/3D stereo, native RED RAW.R3D, ARRI RAW, Phantom, Panasonic P2, DSLRs, plus DNxHD MXF, AVCHD, DPX, and QT inc ProRes* (*Mac OS version only)
  • Real-time playback at up to 5K and beyond, with audio sync
  • Powerful, interactive Primary Grading toolset including curves
  • Unlimited, non-destructive versioning
  • Full 1D, 3D LUT and CDL support
  • Fast, accurate and flexible conform with Dual-View, Half-Mix and Side-by-Side comparisons, plus Quick Keys for moving through timelines and edit tools for shot manipulation
  • Support for Avid’s Artist Color and Tangent Wave and CP 200 panels
  • Powerful, integrated 3D stereo tools
  • Process automation and integration with other applications via XML
  • Remote review and comment via HTML
  • Automated HTML deliverable templates to simultaneous outputs based on format, metadata, and LUTs/grades