DI software specialist Assimilate has launched version 3.7 of Scratch, which supports the first workflow to allow an editor to work on uncompressed footage from the Red camera.

After loading the Red’s Redcode Raw R3D into Scratch, post artists can assemble, conform, colour and play back in any resolution up to 4k using this system.

London facilities employing Scratch include Cinesite, Cineimage and Motion FX. Cinesite senior engineer Kevin Wheatley said: “The Red digital camera is so new that its codec is not available on many platforms; however, everyone wants to use it and Scratch makes that possible.

"For broadcasters, the quality in resolution with the price [around £9,500] make the Red camera, and consequently this Scratch solution, extremely desirable.”

Assimilate’s Scratch is able to work on high-end broadcast as well as 3D stereoscopic material, and was deployed by LA’s 3ality Digital Systems to post-produce its U2 3D feature film, excerpts of which were played at IBC this year.