Using HDRScope/4KScope with Avid ScopeDirect OpenIO

4k 100Drastic's HDRScope and 4KScope products provide a ScopeDirect OpenIO plug in for Avid that allows users to monitor the main output directly from the Media Composer software without SDI/HDMI or IP Video being used to connect them.  You can take advantage of this feature to analyze the signal through the wide range of signal analysis tools offered in 4KScope, HDRScope, and Network Video Analyzer. This article describes how to set up the ScopeDirect OpenIO plugin for use with our scopes.

ScopeDirect output is supported in 4KScope, HDRScope, and Network Video Analyzer. Use our Waveform/Vectorscope, Histogram, Chromaticity, a selection of audio scopes, as well as a per-pixel data view and onboard error log to review and confirm levels as you work. Here are the steps to set up this feature.

1. Start a new Avid Project. Use settings that match the clip you plan to use. (frame size, interlaced/progressive)

2. In the Source Browser window link the test clip.

3. Create a sequence to play from the timeline.

4. Right click the HW/SW button. Confirm OpenIO ScopeDirect is selected.


OpenIO ScopeDirect

5. Click on the HW/SW button to turn it on. You should see the red arrow flashing.


ScopeDirect On

6. Run the software (example shown is HDRScope). Open the Settings window. Set BoardType to Avid ScopeDirect and Auto Follow Input on.


BoardType

7. Play the clip from the Composer video window - record side, or scrub through the clip on the timeline.


Playing

*vectorscope is displaying unlicensed HDRScope

With Auto Follow Input checked, HDRScope will change its settings to match the clip and you will see the test clip settings in the top title bar.


Titlebar

There is a similar feature offered in Adobe software called Transmitter - view the article here.

 

More great products from Drastic

Drastic Metadata Elements
Drastic Metadata Elements Drastic software supports a wide range of metadata elements.  These elements are stored within the actual media files when available, and also stored in a ... Tips, Tricks and Technical Information
Running Net-X-Code (no server)
Running Net-X-Code (no server) Net-X-Code is normally run on a server, where the parts of Net-X-Code run automatically as services. For some applications, only part of Net-X-Code needs to be ... Tips, Tricks and Technical Information
False Color Exposure
False Color Exposure False Color display mode Version 7 and greater of videoQC, sdiScope, 4KScope, HDRScope, and Network Video Analyzer all feature various display modes, including... Tips, Tricks and Technical Information
HDR 10 Bit / 12 Bit Support For HDRScope
HDR 10 Bit / 12 Bit Support For HDRScope HDRScope supports 8, 10, and 12 bit SDI inputs.  This article maintains a list of compatible hardware for 10 and 12 bit 4:4:4 RGB signals.  Please not... Tips, Tricks and Technical Information
Preparing Ubuntu 14.04 for Drastic Software
Preparing Ubuntu 14.04 for Drastic Software Drastic software has a few requirements that are not included in the standard install of Ubuntu 14.04.  This article describes how to add them   l... Tips, Tricks and Technical Information