Assimilate has released Play Pro Studio (Windows/macOS), a universal player and transcoder for various camera formats. The successor to Assimilate Scratch Play Pro, which was introduced in 2018, is much more than just a media player, however; it offers a wide range of functions such as comprehensive media management, look and metadata management, playout in full-screen, dual-view or split-view mode via the graphics card (even on two monitors) and also via SDI and NDI, as well as backup & offload (including checksums and MHLs).
Assimilate Play Pro Studio
In addition, manual color correction of footage can also be performed and applied to the footage via imported LUTs (.lut, .xml, .txt, .3dl, .cube) and combined, as well as exporting new LUTs. The source material can be viewed with the help of classic functions such as a vectorscope, histogram, waveform. HDR is also supported in the form of HLG, PQ, HDR10 as well as metadata.
Supported camera formats
. At the core of Assimilate Play Pro Studio&s capabilities, however, is of course the ability to play back a wide range of camera formats and video codecs such as all the different RAW versions, as there are Apple ProRes RAW, Blackmagic RAW, RED REDCODE RAW (R3D), ARRI RAW (ARI, ARX and MXF), Kinefinity RAW (DNG & KRW), Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Canon C200/C500/C700 RAW (RMF and CRM), Cinema DNG (Blackmagic, AJA, AATON, Bolex, Kinefinity, Ikonoskop, Panasonic, Pentax and DJI), Cineform RAW and Z CAM ZRAW. In addition, numerous capture formats such as Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, 4444, 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT, 422 Proxy), Sony XAVC 4K and X-OCN, Canon XF-AVC MXF and XF-HEVC MXF, Panasonic AVC-Intra MXF, Varicam V-RAW, Avid DNxHD/HR and various uncompressed formats.
All these input formats can be transcoded to Apple ProRes (4444 XQ, 4444, 422 HQ, 422, 422 LT, 422 Proxy - on both OSX and Windows), H.264 (8 and 10 bit in up to 8K), H.265/HEVC (up to 12 bit), and CinemaDNG (from ProRes RAW). For example, recordings in ProRes RAW (all cameras recording in ProRes RAW are supported) including metadata can be converted to Cinema DNG files via Play Pro Studio for work in DaVinci Resolve.
Main features of Assimilate Play Pro Studio
. - Organize footage - Playout of all RAW camera formats - Playout in full screen mode via GPU, SDI and NDI - Compare different shots and takes - Applying and combining LUTs - Manual color correction of footage and export of new LUTs - Scopes and annotation functions for Review & OC - Export HTML and PDF reports - Provide all metadata from source files - ALE export for routing metadata to third-party applications - HDR analysis including HDR report - Calibration of reference monitors with Light Illusion ColorSpace - Transcoding of any footage incl. all metadata to Apple ProRes, h.264 & h.265
Assimilate Play Pro Studio costs per month as a subscription or for 1 year and actually as a permanent license with 1 year upgrades, but currently only .50 thanks to coupon code "PPS50OFF". more infos at bei www.assimilateinc.com