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Same curriculum offered by ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Centers is now available in comprehensive self-paced format


, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, announced today that it is offering a comprehensive, self-paced training course for its industry-leading SCRATCH Lab production dailies software. The new SCRATCH Lab course is designed to introduce DITs and Video Engineers to all the features of the software as well as train them on using Lab for the entire production dailies workflow.

Priced at only $49 USD, the course features the same curriculum that serves as the foundation for classes offered by ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Centers such as Movilola, Manhattan Edit Workshop and Digital Film School, and includes a detailed script and the media and project files needed for artists to easily learn the SCRATCH Lab dailies workflow. The script can be downloaded immediately from the ASSIMILATE Store, while the larger media files can be shipped on a USB drive for an additional flat rate of $10 for shipping and handling. In addition, artists who complete the self-paced course can achieve a SCRATCH Lab certification by simply visiting an Authorized Training Center and successfully completing the proctored exam.

“SCRATCH Lab has taken the production dailies market by storm, and is being used in major feature film, television and commercials productions around the world”, said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. “This training curriculum has already proven to be a huge success for ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Centers like Moviola as they have already sold out all the classroom courses they have scheduled. Now, DITs and Video Engineers can have access to the very same curriculum in a comprehensive self-paced format, so they can learn the entire SCRATCH Lab production dailies workflow at their own speed, and then earn their SCRATCH Lab Certification by simply visiting any Authorized Training Center and taking the exam. We believe that this type of training will make a huge difference for on-set professionals as they ramp up to meet the ever-changing challenges of the production process.”

SCRATCH Lab is the most comprehensive, powerful, and intuitive real-time tool for the production dailies pipeline, and has been used for films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Company 3); TV shows such as Harry’s Law (Warner Brothers); and commercials for the likes of BMW, Audi (Brownian Motion).

ASSIMILATE is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools, that have proven essential to the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions. The company’s SCRATCH products, running on Windows and Mac OS® X, are the heartbeat of today’s most demanding digital post-production and dailies workflows for 2D and stereo 3D productions. They equip Directors, DPs and Artists with the state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions they need to meet the continual challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH data-centric DI system, is the most comprehensive, end-to-end cinema and broadcast imaging tool for playback, conform, editing, color grading, compositing and finishing of RED and other digital workflows. SCRATCH Lab™ delivers a comprehensive toolset for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies. ASSIMILATE, a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, offices in London, UK, Groningen, NL and Beijing City, CN markets its products worldwide via a global reseller network. To learn more please visit