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 Learn tips and tricks from some of the industry’s best artists, as well as our own ASSIMILATORS.

SCRATCH® Tutorials

We and our customers have assembled tutorial and training videos to help you get started, or to help you through a complex project with SCRATCH.

SCRATCH v7 Feature Demos

  • SCRATCH v8: Remote 01 - Overview
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    My ASSIMILATE - Remote - Overview of the Remote functionality in SCRATCH v8.

  • SCRATCH v8: Remote 02 - Setting up a session
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  • SCRATCH v7 How to: The Editor
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    Learn how to use the new edit mode in v7, including the new interactive online editing interface, adding shots to your timeline, creating new tracks and moving shots around.

  • SCRATCH v7 How to: Canvas and Masks
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    Learn how to use canvas and masks, tracking and texture projection in SCRATCH v7.

  • SCRATCH v7 How to: Custom Commands
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    Learn how to create your own buttons with plug-in presets, add metadata to the SDI output, and launch external scripts and applications.

  • SCRATCH v7 How to: The Viewer
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    Learn how to use dual view and over mode with wipe in SCRATCH v7.

  • ProductionLink Plug-in for AVID Interplay Connectivity
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    Learn how to export from SCRATCH to AVID Interplay and Media Composer using the new ProductionLink plug-in from DiaQuest. ProductionLink is compatible with SCRATCH v7.

  • SCRATCH v7 Overview: Texture
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    New texture features include motion blur, directional blur, mip mapping and tracking with mocha Pro. Footage courtesy of Hollywood Camera Work (hollywoodcamerawork.us)

  • SCRATCH v7 Overview: Texture Drop and Local Mode
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    New features add the ability to drop texture directly into viewer and use local mode to easily synch comp elements and nesting.

  • SCRATCH v7 Overview: New Viewer
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    The new viewer includes split wipe and navigation arrows.

  • SCRATCH v7 Overview: Editor
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    The new editor includes: New timeline view, new retimer, new flatten option, and new collectornode.

  • SCRATCH v7 Overview: Advanced Settings
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    The new features in Advanced Settings allows you to set up a panel, sconfig variables and customer commands directly from the SCRATCH interface.

  • FXPhD Introduction to SCRATCH
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    Mike Seymour of FXGuide takes us through a 30 minute introduction to SCRATCH and its features.  

In-Depth SCRATCH Tutorials

  • Avid Roundtrip Tutorial
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    Roundtripping with Avid Media Composer starting with Avid.

  • Group Grading in SCRATCH
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    Iyke Chuckwu from SpliceNPost takes us through a quick look on grouping shots together in SCRATCH to apply a single grade to them.

  • HDSLR Workflow in SCRATCH
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    SCRATCH workflow for digital SLR cameras. This tutorial covers ingest, insert timecode, transcode and conform back to sources.

  • Beauty Retouching & Grading with SCRATCH
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    Senior Colorist Andreas Brueckl (colormeup.de) shows tricks for retouching and improving the skin and skintones, including using the SCRATCH Bicubic Mask to tweak some points.

  • Commercial Grading and Alpha Channels in SCRATCH
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    Andreas Brueckl of colormeup.de explains the workflow used for recent Akbank TVC commercial focusing on his use of alpha channels in SCRATCH.

  • SCRATCH2Nuke Demo
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    Demonstration of a SCRATCH to Nuke Workflow using SCRATCH2Nuke. SCRATCH2Nuke is a set of Python based scripts that exhibit the extensibility of SCRATCH through the use of XML.

  • How to Make a Sunwashed Look
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    Freelance colorist, Andreas Brueckl demonstrates how he created a natural colorwashed look for a recent Coca Cola commercial to make a combination of different footage work together. colormeup.de

  • SCRATCH to Avid Roundtrip
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    Roundtripping with Avid Media Composer starting with SCRATCH 

  • Roundtripping with Media Composer
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    Assimilator Michael Forrest, reviews an easy process for generating MXF files that can later be updated with high quality, mastering quality files.

  • Surrealistic Skin Tones
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    Andreas Brueckl, freelance colorist, demonstrates how to create surrealistic skin tones in SCRATCH.

  • Reverse Assemble
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    Assimilator, Michael Forrest, explains how to use the Reverse Assemble feature in SCRATCH's EDL management tool.

  • How to make a monochromatic silver look
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    Freelance colorist, Andreas Brueckl shares a tutorial on how to create a monochromatic "silver look."

  • Cleaning up human complexions
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    In this tutorial Local Hero Post artist, Leandro Marini, demonstrates how to clean up human complexions.

  • Using dissolves to animate color effects
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    In this tutorial Local Hero Post artist, Leandro Marini, demonstrates how to use dissolves to animate color effects

  • Paint-out visual effects using texture layers
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    In this tutorial Local Hero Post artist, Leandro Marini, demonstrates how to paint-out visual effects using texture layers.

  • Using scaffolds to shape the lighting of a scene
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    In this tutorial Local Hero Post artist, Leandro Marini, demonstrates how to use scaffolds to shape the lighting of a scene.

  • Using recursive scaffolds for creative effects
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    In this tutorial Local Hero Post artist, Leandro Marini, demonstrates how to use recursive scaffolds for creative effect.

  • Tips for getting the most out of the tracker
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    In this tutorial Local Hero Post artist, Leandro Marini, gives us tips on getting the most out of the tracker.