NEW YORK — Microsoft showed off its new Surface Pro 2 tablet this morning with a demo featuring Assimilate's new Scratch Play media player. Surface Pro 2 is an $899 tablet that's powered by the latest Intel processor and running Windows 8.1. It includes USB 3.0 connectivity, 512GBs of flash storage and a long battery life.
Scratch Play is a free app for Windows and OSX that lets users open and play many of the popular professional camera formats, including footage from Arri's Alexa, Red's Epic, Canon models and the Phantom. Many tools from Assimilate's flagship Scratch product are included in Play, such as utilities for creating quick on-set looks, generating LUTs, CDLs or JPEG snapshots. The combination of Surface Pro 2 and Scratch Play make for a very cost effective and portable on-set solution.
In related news Assimilate will be hosting a Scratch User Group in New York on Tuesday, October 1 (Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich Street, 6:00pm to 9:30pm), and in Hollywood on October 3 (Canon USA, 6060 Sunset Blvd., 7pm to 9:30pm)
Visit the Assimilate Website to register (www.assimilateinc.com).