4kScope - HDR Waveform/Vectorscope

4k 100Drastic 4kScope is the world's most powerful 4K through SD software signal monitoring tool and HDR image analyzer.  It includes waveform (luma, YCbCr, RGB), vectorscope, histogram, chromaticity, and data/picture monitor for video. Audio histogram, phase, RMS, peak and loudness monitoring for up to 16 channels.  Raw hex views of the video and OP-47/CEA-708/CEA-608 closed caption decoding, with support for CCIR-601, Rec.709 and BT.2020 color spaces and HDR10/ST2084/PQ and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support.  Designed to take advantage of BlueFish444, AJA, Matrox, NewTek NDI® or Blackmagic's Quad HD, 2SI, and 4K 60p capture modes in both Rec.709 or BT.2020, 4kScope provides the most cost effective SD/HD/4K signal monitoring solution available.

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sdiScope/hdmiScope

SDI 100sdiScope is the world's most powerful HD/SD software signal monitoring tool.  It includes waveform (luma, YCbCr, RGB), vectorscope, histogram, chromaticity, and data/picture monitor for video.  Audio histogram, ppohase, RMS, peak and loudness monitoring for up to 16 channels.  Raw hex views of the video and OP-47/CEA-708/CEA-608 closed caption decoding, with support for CCIR-601 and Rec.709 color spaces.  Designed to take advantage of BlueFish444, AJA, Matrox, NewTek NDI® or Blackmagic's SD and HD (up to 60p) capture modes in both CCIR-601 and Rec.709, sdiScope provides the most cost effective SD/HD signal monitoring solution available.

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DrasticPreview - Audio/Video/Metadata Player

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Please note: DrasticPreview version 5 has been superseded by videoQC version 6.  DrasticPreview is a media player for most major production, intermediate and scientific files on your VGA/DVI screen. Browse or drag and drop to play production file formats like ARI, DPX, RMF, DNG, 16 bit TIFF, SGI, YUV, and VPB, intermediate formats like uncompressed CINE, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, TS, MXF, MP4, and GEN, and scientific formats like .Y.U.V, Luma/Rmy/Bmy, Hdr/Raw/Yuv, Y4M, 4224 and DVS with full audio, time code and more. Confirm real time and static metadata, display closed captions, zoom and center to see fine details.  For direct SDI output, please try our videoQC Version 6.

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SyncControl Pro - Multi DDR Control

scpro_screenshotSyncControl Pro v2 can control multiple Drastic DDRs over a network for frame accurate synchronized capture or playback.  Record multiple streams for stereo or multi-camera recording and play back multiple sources for panoramic, live event and wall display applications. SyncControl Pro can also control multiple dTouch systems for inexpensive on set capture.

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DrasticPreview Legacy - Version 3

dp_logoPlease note: DrasticPreview version 3 has been superseded by videoQC version 6.  DrasticPreview Version 3 was a professional media player. It is designed to play production file formats like ARI, DPX, RMF, DNG, 16 bit TIFF, SGI, YUV, and VPB, intermediate formats like uncompressed CINE, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, TS, MXF, MP4, and GEN and scientific formats like .Y.U.V, Luma/Rmy/Bmy, Hdr/Raw/Yuv, Y4M, 4224 and DVS. DrasticPreview also supports audio, real time and static metadata and a variety of playback modes. 

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TcCalc - Drastic's Free Time Code Calculator

tccalc_logoDrastic Technologies' free TcCalc timecode calculator has been a part of Drastic's software since 1995.  It is also available as a free standalone utility for personal or corporate use.  The latest 4.0 release includes support for Windows 32/64, OS-X, Linux 64 and Google Android.  A previous version is also available for Windows 95/98/ME, NT and 2000.  TcCalc is also ideal in conjunction with Drastic's post and broadcast file previewer, HD-SDI player/recorder and Digital Disk Recorders.

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DrasticPreview Pro - HD-SDI Player

dp_logoPlease note: DrasticPreview Pro version 5 has been superseded by videoQC version 6.  DrasticPreview Pro takes your AJA, BlueFish444 or Blackmagic video board and adds output support for a huge range of file formats. It plays production file formats like ARI, DPX, RMF, DNG, 16 bit TIFF, SGI, YUV, and VPB, intermediate formats like uncompressed CINE, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, MTS, TS, MXF, MP4, and GEN and scientific formats like .Y.U.V, Luma/Rmy/Bmy, Hdr/Raw/Yuv, Y4M, 4224 and DVS directly to the HD-SDI outputs of your hardware. DrasticPreview Pro lets you zoom/center for close inspection, supports real time and static metadata and a variety of playback modes, provides EBU r.128 audio metering and closed caption display, and includes Vectorscope, Waveform Monitors (YCbCr and RGB), per pixel data view and Histogram signal analysis tools.

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Ultrascope Upgrade Software

SDI 100Blackmagic's UltraScope and Pocket UltraScope are handy devices that provide a basic set of waveform/vectorscopes for Windows or MacOS-X machines. Now you can get even more out of your hardware with the sdiScope upgrade for UltraScope. sdiScope adds more scopes and features to UltraScope hardware, UltraScope compatible devices and even your other Blackmagic hardware. You can also run scopes on machines not supported by UltraScope software, like the Mac Mini and machines with non-HD displays.

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MediaNXS - Digital Intermediate I/O

medianxs_logo_approvedMediaNXS offers a comprehensive range of capture, playback, import and export features for the digital intermediate workflow.  Integrate easily with industry standard automation and controllers, and control external VTRs for pull-ins and laybacks.  Use onscreen monitoring including signal analysis tools to complement your hardware I/O. Create the files you require from collaboration to delivery with our extensive broadcast and production file format support.

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videoQC - Automated and Visual QC Tools

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videoQC is easy to use and cost efficient software which offers a set of tools for Automated or Manual Quality Control on file-based media. Fully enable your digital media operation with its key quality control and quality assurance features. Workflow specific product levels provide an excellent return on investment, whether production house or enterprise. Download it now and try it yourself.

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ndiScope

NewTekNDILogondiScope is the world's most powerful NewTek NDI® signal monitoring tool.  It includes waveform (luma, YCbCr, RGB), vectorscope, histogram, chromaticity, and data/picture monitor for video.  Audio histogram, phase, RMS, peak and loudness monitoring for up to 8 channels.  Raw hex views of the video and OP-47/CEA-708/CEA-608 closed caption decoding, with support for CCIR-601 and Rec.709 color spaces.  Designed to take advantage of NewTek NDI® but also supports BlueFish444, AJA, Matrox, and Blackmagic's SD and HD (up to 60p) capture cards.  ndiScope provides the most cost effective SD/HD signal monitoring solution available.

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videoQC Version Comparison

Feature Comparison chart between videoQC versions

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Pro          Inspect Workstation Server    
 Player/View, most standard broadcast and post production files  X  X  X  X  X
 SD, HD, 2K, QHD, 4K  X  X  X  X  X
 HDR10, ST 2084, WCG, BT 2020  X  X  X  X  X
 Time code, metadata display  X  X  X  X  X
 Audio meters: RMS/Peak  X  X  X  X  X
 Audio meters: EBU, R.128 Loudness    X  X  X  X
 Closed caption display, CEA-608, CEA-708, OP-47, Subtitle formats    X  X  X  X
 SDI HDMI output with AJA, Bluefish444 or Blackmagic card    X  X  X  1
 Full set of audio and video scopes    X  X  X  1
 Hex/decimal pixel display    X  X  X  1
 File clipping and export      X  X  X
 Audio routing      X  X  X
 Automated metadata comparison to template      X  X  X
 Video and audio metric charting      X  X  X
 RS-422 serial control as a VTR      X  X  X
 Export of results to PDF      X  X  X
 Export of results to CSV, SQLite, and HTML        X  X
 Automated video and audio metric generation        X  X
 HTTP remote control and monitoring        X  1
 Single ended analysis of metadata and audio/video        X  X
 Full Reference Analysis - PSNR, SSIM, MS-SSIM        X  X
 Full Reference Comparisons - original to source        X  X
 HTTP job submission and results          X
 Sentinel watch folder analysis and movement          X
 Multi file simultaneous analysis          X

 1.  Using one of the included videoQC licenses.

Network Video Analyzer - SMPTE 2110/2022

nva logo 100Drastic's Network Video Analyzer is the world's most powerful 4K through SD software signal monitoring tool and network image analyzer.  It includes waveform (luma, YCbCr, RGB), vectorscope, histogram, chromaticity, and data/picture monitor for video.  Audio histogram, phase, RMS, peak and loudness monitoring for up to 16 channels.  Raw hex views of the video and OP-47/CEA-708/CEA-608 closed caption decoding, with support for CCIR-601, Rec.709 and BT.2020 color spaces and HDR10/ST2084/PQ and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support.  Designed to work directly with a 10G+ network card or to take advantage an AJA or Matrox IP Video IO board, The Network Video Analyzer provides the most cost effective SMPTE 2110 signal monitoring solution available.

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