dTouch Interface

dtouch_main_smalldTouch is a dedicated capture and playback interface for touch screen systems.  It is featured in the Drastic/1Beyond Mini3D portable recording device.  dTouch provides fast, intuitive record and playback of a wide variety of file formats from single link, dual link, HDMI, 3D and 3G video sources.

The dTouch onscreen viewer lets you scroll through your clips, view metadata, import files,  and offers a range of signal analysis tools, all within the same application. Touch and swipe functionality provides access to all the controls and displays required for on set acquisition and review. 




The dTouch interface, playback

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dtouch_record dTouch allows the user to easily record and organize shots on set and in the field.  It provides fast access to the most variable shot information:  Reel, Shot, Take and Name, by saving them as part of the file name.  They are also saved within the metadata of the recorded file, along with over 100 other available metadata tags.  Everything from key code, ink code, copyright and keywords to free for user strings are supported and saved to ease searching and editing within dTouch and the rest of your creative workflow.




dtouch_metadataThe dTouch interface supports a large number of metadata fields.  These include:   FileName, NativeLocator, UniversalName, IP, SourceLocator, Channel, ChannelName, ChannelDescription, Title, Subject, Category, Keywords, Ratings, Comments, Owner, Editor, Supplier, Source, Project, Status, Author, RevisionNumber, Produced, Album, Artist, Composer, Copyright, CreationData, Description, Director, Disclaimer, EncodedBy, FullName, Genre, HostComputer, Information, Make, Model, OriginalArtist, OriginalFormat, Performers, Producer, Product, Software, SpecialPlaybackRequirements, Track, Warning, URLLink, EditData1, EditData2, EditData3, EditData4, EditData5, EditData6, EditData7, EditData8, EditData9, VersionString, Manufacturer, Language, Format, InputDevice, DeviceModelNum, DeviceSerialNum, Reel, Shot, Take, SlateInfo, FrameAttribute, Episode, Scene, DailyRoll, CamRoll, SoundRoll, LabRoll, KeyNumberPrefix, InkNumberPrefix, PictureIcon, ProxyFile, TimeCode, UserBits, VITCTimeCode, VITCUserBits, VITCLine3, PosterFrame, AFrame, AspectRatio, OriginalRate, OriginalScale, Conversions, VersionNumber, FileSize, FileDate, FileTime, SequenceNumber, TotalStreams, TotalLength, FilmManufacturerCode, FilmTypeCode, WhitePoint,  BlackPoint, BlackGain, BreakPoint, Gamma1000, TagNumber, Flags, TimeCodeType, LTCTimeCodeType, VITCTimeCodeType, ProdDate.

File Formats and Video Standards

dtouch_encodingdtouch_standarddTouch software supports SD, HD and 2K Digital Cinema at frame rates from 23.98 to 60.  A variety of raw modes from Arri, Weisscam and LMP cameras are also supported for raw 12 bit bayer capture up to 2880x2160.

Our extensive file format support provides the flexibility to record directly into the optimum format for your workflow.  Everything from full uncompressed YCbCr and RGB to industry standard compressed formats are supported in fully compatible containers, ready for downstream processing.


Supported Formats - Real time record, play, export and import (SAN/Network/Drive speed dependent)

  • MOV - DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, DNxHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, RGBA, RGB-10 (DPX), YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD
  • AVI - DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD
  • MXF-Panasonic-P2 - DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100**
  • MXF-Sony - MPEG IMX
  • MXF-Avid - DV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD, Uncompressed
  • MXF-OP1a/Omneon - DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100**, Uncompressed
  • HDR-YUV - DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100**, RGB, Uncompressed YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD
  • DPX/Cineon - RGB 8, RGB 10, YCbCr 4:2:2
  • DPX-C - CineForm*, CineForm3D*
  • YUV - 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 YCbCr image sequence
  • v210 - 4:2:2 10 bit YCbCr image sequence
  • TGA - RGB, RGBA (RLE Play Only)
  • GEN - 4:2:2 YCbCr (Avid DSHD)
  • 4224 - YCbCr 4:2:2:4
  • ARI - Arri raw 12 bit bayer
  • DNG - CinemaDNG 12 bit bayer
  • WAV - Wave audio 16/20/24/32 bit mono/stereo pairs/extensible
  • AIFF - Apple audio 16/20/24/32 bit stereo pairs

Supported Formats - Real time playback and import

  • MOV - ProRes, h264, AVCi, MPEG-2, XDCam
  • OMF - DV25, JPEG, Meridien, AVBV, CamCutter
  • MXF-Sony - MPEG IMX, XDCamHD, XDCamEX 4:2:0/4:2:2
  • MXF-Sony - HDCam SR 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
  • MXF-EditCAM - DV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD
  • MXF-Snell & Wilcox - MPEG-2, IMX
  • MXF-Pinnacle - MPEG-2 SD/HD
  • MXF-Harmonic - MPEG-2
  • DT3D - XML 3D redirector
  • R3D - Red camera media
  • AVC-HD - MPEG-2 camera media
  • GXF SMPTE 360 - MPEG-2, DV25, DV50, DVHD
  • HDR-YUV - YCbCr10, YCbCr16, DPX RGB, DNxHD
  • JS - Jaleo 4:2:2 YCbCr
  • CINE - Phantom 10/12/14 bit bayer
  • IHSS - Iridas RGB
  • ARC - IFX Piranha Audio/Video (YCbCr/RGB 8 only)
  • RTINDEX - Real time replay of VBR records
  • LUMA RMY BMY - Uncompressed YCbCr
  • RED BLU GRN - Uncompressed RGB
  • Y U V - Multi file component YCbCr files
  • VPB/QTL - Quantel uncompressed YCbCr images
  • QNT - Quantel raw uncompressed YCbCr images
  • Y4M - YCbCr raw stream
  • fhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAP - Weisscam digimag format
  • DV/DIF - Raw DV files
  • DVS - Uncompressed YCbCr and RGB files
  • MPEG-1 - 4:2:0 up to 15 mbits/sec
  • MPEG-2 - 4:2:0/4:2:2 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec
  • MPEG-4 - 4:2:0 up to 50 mbits/sec
  • M2TS - AVC-HD camera files
  • HDV - MPEG-2 camera files
  • VOB - Unencrypted
  • WEBM - Youtube format
  • FLV/SWF - Flash/Shockwave video
  • h.264 - 4:2:0 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec
  • VC-1 - WMV of raw wrapper
  • WMV/ASF - Unecrypted/DRM Free only
  • MKV - Matroska audio video
  • OGG - OGG audio video
  • MP1/MP2/MP3 - MPEG audio
  • BWF, 8SVX, AU, AVR, GSM, HCOM, IFF, PCM, SF, SMP, SND, VOC, WVE - 44.1/48/96 kHz 16 bit or greater

Supported Formats - Import and export

  • AVI - Standard codecs
  • MOV - Standard codecs
  • MXF - JPEG-2000*** (Grass Valley Infinity)
  • MXF - Grass Valley iCR
  • MXF - DCI Unencrypted
  • MXF -  F65 Raw Bayer
  • R3D - Red camera files
  • FLM - Adobe FilmStrip
  • BMP, SGI, PSD, RAW, YUV10, YUV16, VSR, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPG - Series of stills (many others)
  • DPS - Compressed DPS files (Windows only)
  • RTV - Uncompressed Video Toaster files (Windows only)
  • AVS - Video redirection (Windows only)


Advanced Setup

dTouch provides real time display and setup for many important parameters of operation. Controls are included for: Audio (file format, container, source, monitor pair, routing) and video (channel, format, standard, codec, bit depth), genlock, time code (LTC, VITC), up-, down- and cross-conversion, and create a new project. The Match Output to Clip setting allows the user to select any clip in the bin, and the system will reset to the format of the selected clip , which will then become available for real time playback.

Real Time Display

dTouch provides real time video display, including clip output/playback, video throughput (E to E from incoming signal) with audio meters. Also, current time code location, video file format, codec, bit depth and video standard are displayed.  Signal analysis and review tools include wave form monitor (YCbCr and RGB), vector scope and histogram. CPU, Buffer and Disk meters display real time system activity to confirm system performance during resource intensive operations.