Assimilate today announced DIT Pack, a new product bundle that includes Assimilate’s advanced Scratch dailies software and Live Looks for live grading single and multi-cam set-ups. The DIT Pack is ideal for modern production workflows that require extensive previz on-set to increase creative control, and to streamline post workflows after the shoot. The DIT Pack enables a seamless workflow that combines advanced live grading with dailies transcoding, and via live-streaming pushes everything out to remote and studio clients, while capturing all camera metadata along the way that will be used in visual effects/post pipelines.
The workflow starts with Live Looks for live grading content from any number of cameras in real time and even adding advanced effects like green-screen background replacement and texture effects. Each time when saving a grade, all the metadata, either input by the user or delivered via the live SDI signal from all cameras, will also be saved in the form of a readable text doc and an XML that is suited for further pipeline scripting in VFX/post. All grades and metadata are stored in an easy-to-approach folder structure that can simply be delivered to VFX/post.
In Scratch, all camera material is loaded, and the looks and metadata are matched and merged from the Live Looks folder structure, along with automated syncing of audio. All these tasks are automated and require almost no user interaction.
The flexibility of Scratch allows the user to either consolidate all look and metadata files into a folder per day or copy the look and metadata next to each source media file, thereby easily linking in any other digital intermediate software. Producers and post supervisors receive an extensive clip report, listing all relevant production information, and assistant editors are provided with all clip metadata to use in the target nonlinear editing system.
Existing users of either Scratch or Live Looks can easily upgrade to the DIT Pack, which is available immediately on macOS and Windows at $1399 for a permanent license, $799 annually, or $99 monthly and can be downloaded at www.assimilateinc.com.