The Assimilate SCRATCH Lab for Mac is an acquisition, dailies, and conform program for on-set, primary level color correction. SCRATCH Lab differs from the full-featured SCRATCH in that the latter is also a post-production finishing program. (The footage from SCRATCH Lab must be output to an NLE and from the NLE to a finishing program).
SCRATCH Lab is a scalable dailies system, designed to flexibly load media and successfully manage large numbers of shots, versions, and plates. Lab supports XML, HTML, and SQL for integration with virtually all databases and compositing systems like Nuke and After Effects. Lab is optimized for DPX, OpenEXR, and RAW formats and is fast enough to play back 5K in real time. The program is compatible with many desktop control panels, including the relatively affordable Tangent Devices Element panels.
One year of phone and email technical support is included.
|Operating System||Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later|
SCRATCH Lab is fully accelerated by GPU technology. While a GPU is not required to operate SCRATCH Lab, maximum performance will be achieved with the addition of a GPU. The following GPU cards are supported:
NVIDIA Quadro 4000
AMD Radeon HD 5770 and 5870 cards on Mac OS X (requires Lion or better)
Always check on the Assimilate Support Website for which driver to install for your card as not all drivers are tested.
|RAM||A minimum of 4 GB of RAM is required to operate SCRATCH Lab. For maximum performance, Assimilate suggests 12 GB or more.|
|Storage||Playback performance can be limited by disk speed. For maximum performance, Assimilate recommends an internal or external RAID for media storage.|
SCRATCH Lab supports SDI output (with embedded audio) for SDI monitoring and SDI playout on Windows via:
1) AJA Kona 3 and 3G card
2) Bluefish444 Epoch | 2K Ultra card
RED r3d Decoding:
One or two RED Rocket cards will give real time debayering of RED and RED Epic material