SCRATCH: One Tool Solution for Post Production Workflow at #NABShow

SCRATCH v8 is delivering real-time data management, dailies, conform, advanced color grading, 3D compositing, finishing and mastering- in the form of an all in one solution that gives you the power of  an entire post production house! The advantage of not having to learn multiple applications really speaks for itself.  SCRATCH v8 allows for true ProRes 422, HQ, LT, Proxy and 4444 encoding, Correct bit depth – 10 or 12 bits per component, Optimized for FCP, and Officially licensed from Apple for Windows (Apple-licensed ProRes software encoding on Windows*) and DeckLink 4K support. SCRATCH v8 offers unprecedented Apple ProRes encoding capabilities on Windows, support for Blackmagic Decklink cards and new 4K turnkey DI and finishing systems for the price previously seen for 2k systems.

*SCRATCH v8 supports both Avid and FCP integration and also, XML integration with other tools in your workflow such as Nuke and Shotgun. The new Remote feature, in conjunction with MyASSIMILATE connects you to the Cloud so that SCRATCH artists have unsurpassed levels of collaboration at all times, whether it be real-time remote sessions, or offline via the Project Respository! SCRATCH seamlessly blends world-class color correction with deep 3D compositing and OFX plug-ins in one unified, real-time system.

The system requirements for SCRATCH v8 are as follows: OS- OSX 10.7 and up / Wiindows 7 and up ; CPU- Min. preferred: Intel i7 Quadcore ; GFX: preferred- Quadro k500, K6000 / Firepro W8000, W9000 / OSX: NVIDIA 4000, K5000, ATI Radeon 5770 / 5870, Firero D500 / D700 ; RAM- Min 8Gb, Preferred 12Gb; SDI- AJA Kona, T-Tap, Io , Bluefish444 Epoch, Blackmagic DeckLink, UltraStudio, NVIDIA Quadro 6000SDI on Windows

The payment option that Assimilate offers for SCRATCH is very flexible- whereas, one can either rent it by the day, the week, or the month; or save even more money with an annual subscription – instantly from the ASSIMILATE Store.  Note: *Permanent license includes 1 year maintenance (value: $5000). Rental License includes maintenance for the rental period. Try it for 90 days free!! at:

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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over 25 years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

Matt and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C metro area.
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