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Production Tool Store WaveCart Production Dailies Cart Based on SCRATCH Lab for On-Set Post

Production Tool Store

is releasing its WaveCart Production Dailies Cart, based on

ASSIMILATE’s Scratch Lab software

, containing the latest production dailies and color grading technology for filmmakers and on-set technicians. Its compact foldout design makes it easy to quickly deploy and begin performing real-time color grading. It also does audio sync, iPad screeners and dailies. The cart includes Scratch Lab software, from ASSIMILATE Inc. to work natively with HD, Raw, and Stereoscopic projects during a shoot. Together with the Tangent Wave color ball controller, a color grading monitor, and Ocean Tides SuperSAN 18TB storage device, this integrated system brings on-set post workflow to new levels of sophistication. It is available to rent now through Production Tool Store and rental agent Panavision Canada. The WaveCart SuperSAN will also be on display at National Association of Broadcasters 2012 show in Las Vegas, located in ASSIMILATE’s Hospitality Suite and if room permits at Booth number SL13710.

The WaveCart makes it easy for colorists to grade raw camera and stereoscopic video. It has plenty of desktop real estate, while it’s designed for easy mobility in the field. Card-based workflows are quick and simple, making it easy to generate on-set LUTs for monitoring. The on-board mass storage device, the SuperSAN, uses RAID6 dual-drive redundancy for maximum data rate and reliability. Its file-sharing software allows for connection of many SAN clients to a single Scratch cart, so back-up and color correction can take place simultaneously. The SuperSAN centralizes data and improves disk bandwidth for working with native Raw files on-set, so production can review and adjust the days media in its true form.

The WaveCart has large inflatable wheels for going up and down stairs and over rough terrain. Hydraulic poles keep it from snapping shut, and the entire interior is lined with soft packing foam. Inside is the latest SAN-ready Intel MacPro computer with SCRATCH Lab, allowing MPEG4/H.264 with audio for streaming to iPad and iPhone, DVD dailies, and Avid OP-Atom MXF output. A unified balance of ingenuity and style, the Ocean Tides WaveCart is a one-stop solution to professional dailies and color management for qualified film-set personnel.

• Multi-core Intel MacPro with 12GB RAM, dual HD-SDI inputs/outputs
• Dailies, conform, color grading, and DI with Scratch Lab on Mac software
• Easily goes through standard door sizes and up/down stairs.
• 200-400MB/sec read-write speed sharable (SAN) external RAID
• Tangent Wave color-ball controls

To find out more about how this creative technology may benefit your production, please feel free to contact John Hooper from Production Tool Store at

416-520-6293. Visit the Production Tool Store website at

or call toll free at 1-888-788-5496.

The WaveCart is also available through their rental agent Panavision Canada

with locations in Toronto and Vancouver. Contact Panavision Toronto at 416-444-7000, and Vancouver at 604-527-7262.

Based in Canada, Production Tool Store – a.k.a. Ocean Tides – have been at the forefront of developing technologies for acquisition and editing. Providing the best quality tapeless production tools, they strive to improve the digital workplace with new product innovations that demonstrate superior strength and reliability. They collaborate with Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Post Supervisors in the local and international marketplace as a key integrator of on-set post technology selling and renting on-set computer systems along with their proprietary QOS line of portable software RAID products. The QOS are quiet and lightweight RAID drive arrays that production crews can easily carry; each holds approximately 16-24TB of storage space. Production Tool Store Headquarters are in Burnaby, BC, with rental agents across Canada. For more information, please visit the Production Tool Store website at


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 dailies, playback, conform, editing, color grading, compositing and finishing of RED and other digital workflows. SCRATCH Lab™ delivers a comprehensive toolset for dailies, review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies. ASSIMILATE a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, SA, offices in London, UK, Groningen, NL and Beijing City, CN markets its products worldwide via a global reseller network. To learn more please visit