Press Release: 7 December 2011
Drastic Technologies Releases 4KScope 4K Signal Analysis Software
Digistor Brings Cost-Effective 4K Monitoring to Australia
Sydney, Australia - Drastic Technologies’ 4KScope, sold and supported in Australia by Digistor, is the world’s first 4K software waveform, vectorscope, histogram and monitor. Designed to take advantage of the AJA KONA 3G’s Quad HD and 4K capture modes, this versatile software provides the most cost effective 4K monitoring solution available.
Drastic is unique in offering 4KScope for up to 4K monitoring at resolutions up to 4096x2160 with the AJA KONA 3G. 4KScope also supports other AJA I/O Series hardware for non-4K monitoring.
4KScope software is a dedicated application which allows the viewing video signals through a powerful range of signal analysis and monitoring tools for real time quality assurance/control, signal monitoring and analysis, and device or workflow setup and calibration.
Single link SDI and single or dual link HD-SDI, 3G dual link and 3G dual rate are supported. Analog video input is supported with appropriate hardware. Embedded, AES/EBU and analog audio levels are displayed as well. Metadata support includes LTC/SMPTE analog time code and user bits, VITC/D-VITC vertical blank time code and user bits, RP-188 HANC time code and user bits, RP-215 VANC time code, user bits, key code and ink code, and Active Format Description detection.
Users can view SD PAL/NTSC, 720p, 1080i, 1080psf, 1080p, 2K Digital Cinema, 2K Film, Quad HD, or 4K input sources through waveform, vectorscope, histogram and monitor to calibrate equipment, assist color correction/grading, confirm phase and amplitude and set white balance.
“4KScope is an economical solution to professional quality signal analysis,” says James Brooks, CTO at Drastic. “In fact it is the only software based 4K monitoring solution, period,” he added.
“We’re very pleased that Drastic Technologies has chosen to build their 4KScope 4K solution around the AJA KONA 3G,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “AJA set a new standard for low-cost, high quality 4K workflows with KONA 3G, and 4KScope extends that further with a very effective range of signal analysis and advanced monitoring tools.”
Drastic 4KScope is a software-only product for Windows 32/64 XP~7 and Apple OS X 10.6 or greater and is available in Australia from Digistor. Contact Digistor for local pricing information.
Australian broadcast and post-production solutions provider, Digistor, sees 4KScope fitting into local facilities working with resolutions up to 4K. The company is also an AJA ‘Elite’ Reseller, so Digistor is able to offer the complete solution.
“Digistor has been integrating Drastic products into our broadcast and post-production workflow solutions for a number of years now,” explained Digistor Managing Director, Andrew Mooney. “Affordable 4K monitoring has been a challenge for some time and 4KScope elegantly addresses that need.”
About Drastic Technologies
Drastic Technologies is a leading edge developer of digital video solutions for the broadcast, sports playback, production, graphics and scientific communities. Drastic products include standalone software, SDKs, and digital disk recorders for clip control, VTR emulation, external device control, digital media playback and file conversion.
For more information, visit 4KScope.com or contact Digistor.