Scratch Update Supports 8K Production

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Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Red 8K Weapon Helium Camera image courtesy of Offhollyood DigitalAssimilate’s Scratch 8.5, build 909, now includes support for Red’s new 8K Weapon Helium Sensor, as well as the 8K Weapon VistaVision-sized full frame sensor. Support includes the Log3G10 gamma space and RedWideGamutRGB color space.

“Our Scratch digital workflow and tools have always been first to support the Red high-resolution cameras since the launch of the Red One camera,” said Jeff Edson, CEO at Assimilate. “With the 8k Weapon camera with the Helium and VistaVision-sized sensors, filmmakers have even more resolution choices for telling their stories, and Scratch 8.5 works as their high-performance ‘weapon’ in post production for creating high-quality results for viewing audiences.”

“Offhollywood is currently providing both new bleeding-edge 8K Weapon camera systems from Red to our customers. Having the proper tools to manage workflows and provide support to our clients as early adopters is key to our success,” said Mark Pederson, director of technology at Offhollywood. “We knew Assimilate would be there for us to provide full support for the 8K raw files from both the Weapon with 8K Helium sensor and the Weapon with 8K VistaVision-sized sensor in their newest release of Scratch 8.5. Of course there are many other tools available today, but for over a decade we find ourselves continually relying on Assimilate's Scratch.”

The Scratch 8.5, build 909, real-time digital workflow and tools are immediately available at $650 annually. Or, sign up for a free 30-day trial at Other pricing options available.