02. Assimilate Product Suite V9.3 - Download

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02. Assimilate Product Suite V9.3 - Download


  • Read the Release notes for any compatibility issues.
  • Make sure you have the appropriate license to run the new version / build. Contact licensing@assimilateinc.com if you have any questions.
  • Backup all your settings and projects before installing any new version of the Assimilate Product Suite.
  • Un-install any previous version of SCRATCH/Assimilate Product Suite using the Add/Remove Programs option in the Windows Control Panel.
  • Legal notices - the Assimilate Product Suite contains software licensed by third parties. Before installing the software click here to find all information and legal notices.
  • Download the software using the links below.
  • Unzip and run the .msi installer file or installation package for OS X.

Download the latest Assimilate Product Suite build from here:


Nov 19 '21, build 1070

  • Fix on Aja VideoIO to prevent crashing of the application if the driver passes invalid data.
  • Write CDL data in an EDL/ALE with 6 decimals.
  • Fix in the Sync-Player tool where linked computers with long computer names could give issues.

Nov 5 '21, build 1069

  • Fix on decoding H265 files where the coded width is larger than the presentation width.
  • Performance improvements for scaling media that e.g. especially impact timeline renders where the media is decoded to a different resolution as the final output.
  • Updated Blackmagic RAW SDK to version 2.2.
  • Added a log warning for WDM audio when the software had to fall back to 16 bit stereo output because the required format is not supported by the audio hardware.
  • The LGG option for the color wheels in the Dailies / Play Pro toolset (to produce CDL output with Lift, Gamma, Gain controls) was only working properly with a control surface when the color wheel menu was active. Otherwise it would produce Lift, Gamma, Gain values. Also, the JKL quick-keys were not working properly with the LGG option.

Oct 12 '21, build 1068

  • Under certain conditions when rendering Sony RAW to EXR, an image could appear in the alpha channel.
  • An update which aims to solve a Fail fast exception that certain users experienced when closing SCRATCH. Since this is not reproducible on any of our systems, it is not yet clear if this update will fix the issue.
  • Various fixes for Live Assist: the auto record with a Panasonic camera did not result in the correct file names. Fixed an issue where selecting a recorded shot for Review could crash the application.
  • The full serial of the IS-mini 4k should now correctly be displayed in Live Looks.

Sep 23 '21, build 1067

  • Changed the order of tracks in a QuickTime render: audio tracks always after the video track and the timecode track last (the timecode track used to be always the second track). The new order better aligns with most delivery requirements.
  • The DNx reader only explicitly sets an audio timecode when the source file contains one - rather than duplicating the video timecode as audio timecode.
  • Add (source file extension) '#sext'-code for burn-in and file-masks.
  • The ISMini 4K update of the previous build did not yet allow capturing an image from the 4K LUTbox

Sep 17 '21, build 1066

  • Certain illegal characters in the metadata of an EXR file could cause the metadata editing and storing on the shot in SCRATCH to fail.
  • Double click in the Grade list panel in Live Looks could switch the player in the wrong play mode.
  • Messages in the event viewer referring to a slot position did not take the "Count from 0" (advanced) setting into account and as such point to the wrong slot.
  • In certain circumstances reports did show the correct summary info. When a report was based on a selection of nodes could also contain the reference node that was set in the Editor for the timeline. The total length in frames could be off for framerates with a fraction.
  • Support for the ISmini 4K LUTbox in Live Looks / Assist.

Sep 10 '21, build 1065

  • Deleting the middle point of the curves could result in a black frame and potential crash.
  • The DNx writer now creates an extra "Comments" metadata field that holds all the combined annotations as a single text. The individual metadata fields "Notes01_yellow" that hold a single annotation remains. The single Comments metadata fields is helpful for AVID Composer to have faster access to all notes.
  • Extended the maximum length for project- and timeline-names to 128 characters. Since the names have a relation to physical folders and files on disks the names cannot be unlimited in length.
  • The Extended Metadata and CDL export options for EDL and ALE were not properly maintained in the user settings.
  • The initial Collapse mode in the file browser was not always correct.
  • Updated the EULA with a section about streaming and uploading content from the the application.
  • The Clone and Reveal offset controls of the vector paint had a maximum resolution beyond which they could not be used.
  • The blinking text cursor was not very well visible in the notes editor on a high resolution display.

Aug 4 '21, build 1064

  • Write Scene and Take metadata in QuickTime with the keys that are recognized by FCP.
  • Audio scrub did not play the audio of the frame you scrubbed to but rather of the frame you came from.
  • Added text-start and text-length parameters to the #scene and #take burn-in / filename mask-codes to filter out part of the scene and take values.
  • Updated R3D SDK to version 8.0.4. with performance updates for AMD graphics cards.
  • When creating a frame-reference the shot did not always properly included all the metadata of the original shot.

Jul 2 '21, build 1063

  • BlackmagicRAW update to SDK 2.1. The shot color space was not always correctly set when changing the debayer settings.
  • Added support for a new 2880x2880 format that will be available with Alexa Mini LF SUP 7.1.
  • The same-as-source render was not working correctly for still images.
  • Fixed an issue with audio playback through Apple Airplay for audio with a non-standard sample rates.
  • Fixed an issue with selecting notes through #notes for the burn-in.

May 26 '21, builds 1062

  • The Tint metadata value was not applied when loading a Sony Raw shot.
  • In Live Looks, a double click in the History panel did not properly open a clip into the fual view show mode.
  • The project name and label of the first channel in the project were linked - where changing one would change the other.
  • You could not set a (regenerate) timecode of 23:59:59 for nodes with (decimal) framerates.
  • We added an advanced setting to allow processing Blackmagic RAW media in half-float, to reduce VRAM consumption.
  • The Quick-key j did not work in full screen mode
  • Images not always updated while adjusting certain plug-in controls (only once at the end of an update).
  • Sometimes the IP address of a BoxIO LUT box was not properly save.
  • Added support for encoding / decoding alpha with DNx. We also added a leading zero to the audio-track filename track number so it reads back in properly with the video file.
  • Added a Video/Full range option for encoding Cineform RGB(A) media;
  • Fix on GPU code to prevent compilation errors with certain NVIDIA drivers (416.78, 417.35).

May 5 '21, build 1061

  • Updated ProRes RAW decoding - where the various decoding options (ISO, Temperature, etc.) are now implemented through the Apple SDK to get the same result as other applications decoding ProRes RAW. In earlier versions the decoding options were not available in the Apple SDK and handled in the SCRATCH pipeline. As such, the results from this version might differ. Please keep this is mind when upgrading - this build is not backward compatible when dealing with ProRes RAW! Furthermore, with the new ProRes RAW handling, the decoding options supported might differ per camera. The available options per camera are listed here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204203#proresraw.
  • The Auto-record option in Live Assist could sometimes produce multiple clips for a single take when using a ARRI camera.
  • Added 'Capture Frame Rate' metadata item for Sony media.

Apr 16 '21, build 1059

  • Fixed an issue with encoding h264 on systems with a high number of (virtual) cores.
  • Activating NDI could sometimes lead to a freeze on exiting the software (Windows only). Also fixed an issue with selecting an NDI source input in Live Assist / Looks.
  • Fix a small image offset that could occur when scaling to a resolution with an odd height.
  • Fix for an issue with decoding 12K BRAW clips to proxy resolutions. Also added Blackmagic DWG and Blackmagic DI as native color space / eotf.
  • In certain cases a wrong crop was applied when decoding ProRes RAW files (mac only).
  • The auto-update in the Scene-take panel did not take a shot-identifier into account.
  • The first annotation that was added to a shot from the metadata stack in the player was not always linked to the correct frame position.

Apr 2 '21, build 1058

  • The MXF reader interpreted XDCam D10_30 - D10_50 incorrect.
  • Fixed QuickTime issue with audio encoded with the Apple Lossless Audio codec.
  • Another fix on HLG scene encoding.
  • Update BRAW SDK to v2.0, fixing issue were certain files did not load with previous included SDK version.

Mar 19 '21, build 1057

  • Fixed an issue with the software crashing on macOS 12.6 when trying to decode R3D files.
  • A fix for issues when the situation where a single clip has multiple audio files linked that in total exceeded the max number of audio channels.
  • BlackmagicRAW support updates. Removed 3D LUT as standard name/value metadata as that could interfere with exporting an ALE. Updated the RAW SDK to support their latest formats.
  • OFX updates. Fix on display of 3D OFX parameters. Adjustment to bit format of image exchange with OpenGL based plug-ins.
  • The HLG transforms to and from display linear incorrect. HLG can now also be used as an option for HDM metadata for HDMI video output.

Mar 11 '21, build 1056

  • Some tweaks on OFX plug-in interface. Potentially set the 'use half float' option in the advanced settings for performance if the plug-in supports that bit format for GPU processing.

Mar 5 '21, build 1055

  • Rendering H264 could on machines with a high number of processor cores sometimes result in missing frames in the render.
  • The color space override for the CIE plot was not working correct on first opening the scopes.
  • No longer include a "_v1" postfix in the filename for DNx mxf output for the video files. Audio files maintain the channel extension.
  • Prevent crash with loading XDCAM with the -all formats- file filter.
  • Auto downscale Aja VideoIO HDMI output when format is set 4K quads without 2SI (as AJA HDMI 4k output requires 2SI).
  • Certain AIFF audio files did not load correctly.

Feb 26 '21, build 1054

  • Fixed a render error for Panasonic OP1B XAVC source files with audio.
  • The CIE Plot used a wrong color space on first frame render. The Waveform did not always render correct on macOS.
  • Setting a display LUT for SDI would also change the display LUT for the UI. Resetting the Dual Head display LUT wrongly cleared the Dual View LUT.
  • New R3D SDK to version 8.0.1 with fix for OpenCL ACES decodes.
  • The new #audioslip code sometimes returned a wrong slip value.
  • In live looks / Assist the Guides rendering on the reference displays was not enabled by default.

Feb 12 '21, build 1053

  • Update on statistics and scopes. Waveform now has 3 options: RGB, RGB Parade and Luma. Colorize option for CIE Plot, Waveform and Vectorscope. ColorSpace override option for the CIE plot. Full and Video range for the Waveform.
  • Improved performance processing Canon RAW.
  • Fixed an issue with the Same as source render in Play Pro where when using a burn-in overlay the colorspace metadata was not properly included in the rendered media.
  • Project metadata was not included when generating xml for scripting on opening of a project.
  • Fix for CineForm RAW files from Kinetta film scanners.
  • Light Illusion plug-in was not included in the Windows installer.

Jan 26 '21, build 1052

  • Fixed error that was introduced in previous build where the circle-take metadata was included incorrectly in an ALE.
  • The 'Disable high res. display' advanced setting was not working correctly on the mac.

Jan 22 '21, build 1051

  • The Circle take metadata item was not included in an ALE export. Also added Circled to the basic- and clip metadata-report.
  • The Panasonic IDT that is included in the installer die not load properly due to an invalid reference.
  • Added code #audioslip for burn-in to display the audio slip (in milliseconds).
  • Added an advanced setting to set the size (width) of the proxy images that are created with a report. That way you can potentially re-use the images for other purposes.
  • The batch-function to delete all disabled layers could leave group-layers without a child layer active, which could affect the grade.
  • Live Assist - added option to select the NDI source of a capture channel.
  • Changed label 'ISO' to 'Exposure' for Sony Raw shots to better reflect that control by default takes the Exposure Index value of the shots’ metadata.

Dec 23 '20, build 1050

  • The Pick and drag function of the Curves and Vectors were not working properly if the image was rotated.
  • Added a Batch option to the Layer list panel. With this function you can update the active/inactive states of multiple layers on the shot / on the full timeline at once. This way you can easily alter the state of certain transforms over the full timeline, given that the layer in the various shots use the same naming scheme.
  • The state of the History panel in Live Assist was not always restored properly.
  • Video playback from a Safari browser through the Live Assist - Production Central webserver interface was not working properly.
  • In Live Assist certain quick keys in the Gallery tab could crash the application.
  • Updated R3DSDK version 8.0.0. Note that the OpenGL GPU decode option with this SDK is labelled Beta. It is not enabled by default but can be activated through the Advanced setting. Note that this function is still very slow on AMD hardware.
  • Updated ARRIRAW SDK to version
  • Updated Codex HDE SDK to version 3.5.2.

Dec 4 '20, build 1049

  • Certain media formats did nor handle (SMPTE) timecodes over 40fps correctly. This also applied to VideoIO capture/output.
  • The #rtc naming code produced the record timecode including colons - even for filenames which are illegal characters. The code now produces a frame number similar like #tc and #stc.
  • The QuickTime aspect metadata was not always correctly taking the aspect of the timeline into consideration.
  • Loading annotations from Assimilate Online Dailies into a project did not continue processing if it could not resolve a reference to a (removed) clip.
  • Blackmagic RAW from the Pocket 6k camera did not always load properly due to a bug in the camera that added wrong resolution values in media file.
  • Another fix to prevent artifacts when converting REC709 to ACES.
  • The (manage) color space on/off setting in the project settings did not produce the correct (initial) display settings for a new project.

Nov 19 '20, build 1048

  • The annotation tool now maintains the 'per-frame' setting when drawing during playback.
  • Fix in tagging a QuickTime for REC2020 media.
  • Rendering a QuickTime output could potentially be tagged with an 'Untitled' reel-id.
  • Fix in ACES REC709 transform code which on certain older graphics card could produce invalid values.
  • Opening the scopes settings panel could show some garbage lines in the UI.
  • Updated BMD DeckLink SDK to version 11.6. Added detection of input signal bit depth.
  • Fix on internal webserver interface which could cause a crash when connecting from (mobile) device or take long time when closing SCRATCH.
  • The CIE plot now has an Auto-mode to automatically draw the primaries of the color space of the clip that is showing in the plot. Further, the display of P3D60 used a wrong white-point conversion.
  • Fixed a green tint that could appear when using the new highlight recovery for DNG media.
  • A Collector clip showed the remapped to the underlying clip timecode, rather than just extrapolating the timecode of the first input. This could lead to problems when using collector nodes in an EDL conform.
Live Assist
  • Custom framing was unintentionally reset every time when entering and exiting the setup panel.
  • Update on the reporting functions of Live Assist, which did not include information on all recordings.
  • Added option to automatically increment the Take number after recording (note though that this interferes with the direct Replay option as that takes the selected take to determine the replay clip. Replay from the History panel can always be used.).
  • Added option to set the output LUT format (3dl/cube) for Live Looks.
  • Switching between project would not update the History panel properly.
  • Update on Instant Review (web interface): added note editor to annotate recorded clips. Clips playback through the web interface start/stop at the in/out set in Live Assist.
  • Clips in the History panel now show annotation overlays. The clips can now be double clicked to instant start Replay. This also accounts for double clicking a row in the media list in the History panel.
  • Add (missing) quick-key 'p' to toggle Replay mode.

Nov 3 '20, build 1047

  • Initial release: Note that this release requires a re-activation of your license key. All licenses and subscription keys have been automatically updated to include this version. If your permanent license does not have a valid support contract you will not be able to use this version. Please read the full Release notes to see what is new in this version.

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