SAN JOSE, CA — Assimilate (www.assimilateinc.com) has announced the availability of Scratch and Play Pro 9.3, greatly boosting features and efficiency in production and post production workflows. Play Pro is a professional player for VFX-reviews, ProRes RAW QC and genuine ProRes transcoding on Windows. Version 9.3 integrates Newtek NDI, Light Illusion ColourSpace CMS, and Time in Pixels’ Nobe Omniscope to provide more efficiency in the camera-to-post pipeline while working in distributed/remote workflows.
NDI allows users to easily and directly connect Scratch to various apps, such as SetStream.io, OBS or even Skype and Zoom, without cables, wires or delay. (View demo: https://vimeo.com/476188656). Light Illusion’s ColourSpace patch generator is now integrated natively in Scratch and Play Pro 9.3 to provide 100 percent accuracy in 32-bit patch generation for monitor profiling and a consistent color pipeline. Time in Pixels new scoping software, Nobe OmniScope, is now integrated into the Scratch tools so that both can now run in parallel on the same workstation without the need for an external image-analyzer device or additional video-io hardware.
Scratch now includes a new CIE plot diagram in its internal scopes, and has improved ProRes RAW decoding capabilities. DITs can now precisely define how RAW footage should be processed in Scratch by setting RAW media defaults upfront in the project settings. Furthermore, Assimilate has re-branded its online review tool, Scratch Web, to Dailies Online and has doubled the available cloud storage for all users at no additional charge. By using Scratch’s recently introduced on-screen annotation features, DITs and finishing houses can not only share dailies, but also increase their productivity in VFX review sessions.
Available immediately, with the Creative Reboot, Scratch 9.3 starts at $59 monthly and $495 annually. Play Pro 9.3 starts at $10 monthly and $99 annually.
“Nobe OmniScope has proven to be the fastest, smoothest, and most precise end-to-end suite of scopes available for MacOS and Windows,” states Jeff Edson, CEO of Assimilate. “Whether you’re working on dailies, color grading in HDR, analyzing reference images, or doing live-grading on-set, Nobe OmniScope makes a highly valued addition to the native toolset in Scratch.”
“Scratch 9.3's native NDI integration adds speed and flexibility to my streaming sessions without the need to purchase I/O hardware or LUT boxes,” notes Jeff Sousa, colorist at Dungeon Beach in New York. “It allows Scratch to uplink directly to SetStream.io via the blazing fast WebRTC protocol, giving me latency-free interactions with my clients and great image quality. And since NDI is ‘just another output’ to Scratch, I can control exactly what the client sees, toggling masks on and off, and even apply a stream-only display LUT to calibrate their viewing device remotely. When streaming via NDI, I can also round-trip to After Effects for rotoscoping or Avid Media Composer for conform, and the client won't lose signal on their program, making Scratch 9.3 a powerful finishing hub for remote workflows.”