Scratch Lab Powers New On-location DIT Station
September 15, 2011

Scratch Lab Powers New On-location DIT Station

Amsterdam - Assimilate, a provider of postproduction tools for digital workflows, and on-set technology developer DIT Station Ltd., have entered an OEM partnership.

This partnership sees Scratch Lab deployed within a brand new range of compact, portable, digital lab and dailies workflow systems, which sets new standards for on-location workflows. The DIT Station will be featured in live demonstrations at Assimilate's Stand H7.11, during IBC 2011.

Harnessing Scratch Lab on Mac OSX for a trio of configurations, DIT Stations can be used on or near-set for a wide range of vital tasks by key departments on a production. Each of the new Tornado, Hornet, and Raptor DIT Stations work with cameras ranging from RED and ARRI all the way to DSLRs. DIT Station is available in different modular configurations of memory card readers, RED Rocket accelerators, data storage and HDMI, SDI, and DVI network connectivity options, while full UPS backup delivers redundancy and reliability.

The product's main performance capabilities include: real-time playback and QC review of materials of any format or color space at up to 5K resolution; the non-destructive application of LUTs and primary color grades; convergence adjustment of 3D stereo shots; conforming of scenes and takes; metadata and shot management; audio synchronization; and the high-performance creation of multiple versions and deliverables.

Using such features as the CONstruct module, the operator can load and playback, side-by-side, shots from any camera format or color space, at any resolution on the same timeline. They can also manage an unlimited number of takes, plates, and units from a shot on a single timeline, while passing scene, take, audio, and stereo convergence information through the entire project.

Each DIT Station is has been designed as a rugged, lightweight, and portable unit, about the size of a large guitar case, allowing it to be easily transported. It can also be set-up on location within 60 seconds.