Always at the forefront of post-production support for the latest RED digital camera formats (, ASSIMILATE’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 Sensor (full frame). 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 SCRACH 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.”

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

ASSIMILATE is the premier provider of real-time post-production and workflow tools that have proven essential to the successful creation of 2D/3D/VR studio and independent feature films, documentaries, TV episodes, and music videos. The SCRATCH product line, running on Windows and OS X, equips directors, DPs, on-set DITs and post-production artists with the state-of-the-art, cost-effective, data-centric solutions they need to meet the challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. SCRATCH is resolution independent, supporting multiple formats, including ARRI RAW, KineRAW, Sony F5/55/65 and Cyber Shot s700, Phantom, Panasonic Varicam 4K, Canon C300/C500, Canon 3DGoPro, as well as enhanced support for all RED cameras. SCRATCH is the only post-production tool to support native Kinefinity RAW (KRW and DNG) files. The SCRATCH VR Suite is the only professional VR end-to-end workflow and toolset. SCRATCH enables mixing and matching of any camera format, resolution or color space (including ACES) on the same timeline. Learn more at