Assimilate extends Scratch/Scratch Lab's format support
January 29, 2013

Assimilate extends Scratch/Scratch Lab's format support

SANTA CLARA, CA — DI and dailies tools developer Assimilate ( has extended support for its recently-released Scratch and Scratch Lab Version 7 software. Version 7 was released back in November and the latest update to the software includes support for a number of new camera formats. 

The latest version of Scratch and Scratch Lab now supports Sony’s F5/F55, along with the F65 format. Assimilate has also added support for Sony Mpeg-2 .mp4, .mov and XAVC HD/4K .mxf.  A new Arri fast debayer provides significant speed while preserving color accuracy. Support has been added for Red monochrome footage, DRX control on Red Rocket cards and additional metadata items (such as scene and take).

Canon C500 .rmf is now supported, as is Blackmagic Design’s Cinema DNG. Upgraded jpeg2000 implementation generates DCI compliant output. Assimilate has made updates to the benchmark/profile function of Scratch and Lab for measuring IO performance. And users can now load multi-view EXR images as under/over images.

The price for Scratch and Scratch Lab remains unchanged at $20,995 and $5,990, respectively. A site license subscription is also available for $33,000/annually, which includes maintenance and support for the period.