Assimilate SCRATCH (Single Site License with 1-Year Support)

Assimilate SCRATCH (Single Site License with 1-Year Support)
Key Features
  • Unlimited Licenses for Single Location
  • DI & Finishing Software
  • Acquisition, Grading, Conform, Finishing
  • 3D Compositing
The Assimilate SCRATCH Single Site License with 1-Year Support provides an unlimited number of licenses of SCRATCH for Mac or Windows for a single location. One year of upgrades and phone/email technical support is included.
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$833/mo. suggested payments
with 12 Mos. Promo Financing* 

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Assimilate SCRATCH Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Color Correction & 3D Compositing
  • 3Optimized for Real-Time, Client-Attended Interactivity
  • 4Digital Tools for the Entire Post-Production Workflow
  • 5Unmatched Flexibility
  • 6Pay-As-You-Use Upgrades
  • 7Real-Time Full Resolution Native Playback of Popular Formats
  • 8Powerful Finishing Tools
  • 9Highly Interactive Color Grading
  • 10Enhanced DI Compositing Tools
  • 11Entirely New, Flexible Viewing Model
  • 12High-Speed Conform and Confidence Checking
  • 13Advanced Audio Sync
  • 14Stereo 3D Workflow Support
  • 15Flexibility and Extensibility

The Assimilate SCRATCH Single Site License with 1-Year Support provides an unlimited number of licenses of SCRATCH for Mac or Windows for a single location. One year of upgrades and phone/email technical support is included.

SCRATCH is a comprehensive DI finishing software capable of flexible acquisition, on-set dailies primary level color correction, conform, and full-finish post production, including high-resolution grading and 3D compositing.

SCRATCH combines grading and compositing with a powerful data management engine. An SQL database organizes metadata from virtually any source and makes it available to any other tool in the workflow at any time. An open data pipeline enables SCRATCH to be automated and extended via XML to build efficient pipelines, and full HTML support offers the flexibility of remote client reviews. Plug-in support architecture allows further enhancing SCRATCH with plug-ins like Furnace and Sapphire. Stereo 3D is not an add-on but rather built from the ground up. Image pairs are automatically linked for versioning and real-time playback to a wide variety of stereoscopic delivery systems.

The key components to run SCRATCH at its best are graphics, RAM, and disk bandwidth. The program is compatible with many desktop control panels, including the relatively affordable Tangent Devices Element panels.

Color Correction & 3D Compositing

SCRATCH seamlessly blends color correction with deep 3D compositing in one unified, real-time system. You won't have to interrupt your DI session because you have to send beauty shots out to VFX. Does your shot need a quick object replaced? Need to add a Sapphire Lens Flare? SCRATCH handles all these routine VFX fixes right in the DI session without stopping.

Optimized for Real-Time, Client-Attended Interactivity

SCRATCH delivers the raw performance that inspires collaboration with your clients. Play and review multi-resolution shots side-by-side and in real-time. Experience incredibly fluid, responsive grading and finishing sessions.

Digital Tools for the Entire Post-Production Workflow

SCRATCH delivers real-time data management, to dailies playback and review, extremely flexible conform, advanced color grading, unlimited versioning, titling, compositing, finishing, and mastering to a variety of formats.

Unmatched Flexibility

SCRATCH seamlessly integrates via XML with other tools in your workflow such as Nuke, Shotgun, Avid, and Final Cut Pro. Extend dailies sessions for remote review and comment or create the kind of automated workflows and client tools that, until now, only the biggest facilities could afford.

Pay-As-You-Use Upgrades

SCRATCH lets you add new subscription options with volume purchasing and pay-as-you-use choices, so you can match your costs with your revenues.

Real-Time Full Resolution Native Playback of Popular Formats

  • Fully ACES compliant
  • REDCODE RAW.r3d including monochrome footage
  • Support for multiple RED Rocket cards with DRX control
  • ARRI RAW including new Assimilate custom ARRI fast Debayer -- built for significant speed while still preserving color accuracy
  • Sony F5, F55, F65, including 6K and 8K
  • Sony MPEG-2 .MP4, .MOV, and XAVC HD/4K .MXF
  • Phantom
  • SI2K
  • Panasonic P2/MXF and AVCHD
  • Canon C500, C300, 5D, 7D
  • Blackmagic Design Cinema DNG
  • Aaton Penelope
  • Ikonoscop
  • GoPro
  • QuickTime
  • DPX
  • Over 50 additional formats

Powerful Finishing Tools

  • Shot versioning: SCRATCH CONstruct manages multiple versions of the same 2D or 3D shots within the same timeline for easy comparison
  • Vector paint
  • Subtitling support
  • Apply OFX plug-ins to create a wide range of visual effects
  • Direct output: real-time tools for frame-rate conversion, image-resolution scaling, and frame accuracy to monitors, projectors, and tape decks using both DVI and SDI interfaces
  • Multiple deliverables: create alternate versions in different resolutions, image formats, and framing, all from a single source

Highly Interactive Color Grading

  • Real-time, non-destructive primary and secondary color grading
  • Heads-up color grading interface and support for Avid Artist Color panel series or all Tangent panels, including the Element
  • Source-side adjustments for mixed color space workflows
  • Match and auto grading
  • 2D and shape tracking
  • Keying based on Vector, Chroma, or Luminance
  • Controls for finessing keys
  • Integrated Histogram, Waveform, Vectorscope, and Color Curve views
  • Group shots, copy/paste color grades and reference libraries
  • Key frames and animation curves
  • Import and save 1D and 3D LUTs based on primary color grades

Enhanced DI Compositing Tools

  • An enhanced compositing toolset, with a new 3D camera model featuring an improved OFX plug-in environment and plug-in workflow, allows full peer interactivity between all SCRATCH features and critical VFX plug-ins, such as Sapphire, Neat Video, ReelSmart Motion Blur, and Beauty Box
  • Ability to nest layers and apply color grades to groups of layers
  • New rendering features, including directional and motion blur, multi-sampling, and bit-map filtering
  • Planar tracking data import from Imagineer System's mocha Pro v3. New support and process for Scratch users to import mocha's planar tracking data for transform, scale, rotation, and corner pin perspective. With the new mocha Pro to Scratch workflow, artists can seamlessly tackle the most difficult motion tracking shots for screen inserts, match moves, set extensions, and image stabilization

Entirely New, Flexible Viewing Model

  • Create dual views of any image in a project by quickly and easily selecting a version, a reference, a clip from any video track, or a color buffer
  • Compare them using one of two methods: a difference method or an overlay method with opacity controls and a 360 degree wipe
  • One of the dual views can be designated as an output view (showing the final result of a shot), while the other is a fully functional working canvas with access to even the deepest elements of a shot, including a complex composite or color grade
  • Intuitively manipulate any element of the working view and instantly see its resulting effect updated to the output view at full resolution and in real time

High-Speed Conform and Confidence Checking

  • No other software offers the range of tools for quickly conforming and checking against a reference clip
  • Mix-and-match RED.r3d files with ARRI RAW or Phantom (or any other media format recognized by SCRATCH), even Canon DSLR, within the same resolution-independent timeline
  • Dual-View, Half-Mix, and Side-by-Side comparison options
  • Quick Keys for moving through a timeline and edit tools for shot manipulation
  • AAF import and MXF integration
  • Import and export ALE
  • Final Cut Pro XML import
  • Shot log metadata import
  • Metadata search
  • Stereoscopic 3D versioning
  • CDL support
  • Output to multiple file formats such as DNxHD, DPX, ProRes, Tiff, JPG, QuickTime, MXF, and more
  • Export with timecode and metadata
  • Multilayer timeline

Advanced Audio Sync

  • Broadcast wave support
  • Automatically sync to timecode or clapper
  • Interactive waveform for sync
  • Interactive audio scrub

Stereo 3D Workflow Support

  • Consistent, intuitive feedback during the conform, color grading, and finishing process
  • Stereo image pairs are automatically linked for versioning and real-time playback to a wide variety of stereoscopic delivery systems
  • Check and adjust stereo with dedicated link and convergence controls
  • Bicubic controls for fixing 3D stereo images
  • Position elements relative to the screen plane
  • Immediately review decisions in stereo
  • Panasonic 3D stereo camera support with automatic stream de-muxing

Flexibility and Extensibility

Future-proof support for OFX plug-ins an advanced and scriptable XML backend that allows you to:

  • Extend SCRATCH with powerful OFX plug-ins such as Sapphire, BeautyBox, NeatVideo, and many more
  • Seamlessly integrate SCRATCH with Avid Interplay and Isis via the ProductionLink plug-in from DiaQuest
  • Automate SCRATCH with scripts to maximize productivity
  • Integrate SCRATCH via XML with other tools in your workflow such as Nuke, Shotgun, or After Effects

Assimilate SCRATCH Specs

Delivery MethodDownload
License Length1-Year Subscription
Number of Users Supported1
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
macOS 10.6. or Later
Memory RequirementMac:
12 GB
12 GB
CPU RequirementMac:
2.4 GHz Intel Xeon and Faster  
Intel Core i5 and Faster  
GPU RequirementNVIDIA Quadro 4000 or
AMD Radeon HD 5770 or
AMD Radeon HD 5870
AMD FirePro W8000
AMD FirePro V7900
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Who qualify to buy this version? And what difference between educational and full version? Thank you.
Asked by: Tang Q.
Educational versions of software in general are the same as the full versions. The only difference is that you must be a Student or Teacher from an accredited academic institution to qualify for purchase. Unfortunately the Educational Version of Assimilate SCRATCH is no longer available, however we do have the Full version still.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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