Divergent Media Introduces ScopeBox
Posted Jan 3, 2007

Divergent Media announced today the immediate availability of ScopeBox, the first ever high-end suite of Mac-based image monitoring, capture, and analysis software for video production and post production. This unique solution replaces thousands of dollars of traditional hardware waveforms, vectorscopes, preview monitors and direct-to-disk recording tools.

ScopeBox recreates every major video quality assurance tool in a low-cost, easy to use software package: Preview Monitor, Waveform, Vectorscope, Audio Meters, Direct Disk Recorder and goes even further, adding Luminance Histogram, RGB Histograms and RGB Parade. Each of these can be positioned, resized and customized, creating layouts that can be recalled later. ScopeBox doesn't sacrifice quality -- every palette shows all pixels and every scan line without sampling or scaling. Whether building a new color correction suite or shooting in the field, ScopeBox puts all the necessary tools on your Mac.

ScopeBox works with any QuickTime supported capture device or camera -- AJA Kona, BlackMagic Decklink, all DV, DVCam, and DVCPro25 cameras with firewire ports including the PD-150 and DVX-100, and DVCPro HD cameras such as the HVX-200. Additionally, ScopeBox will playback QuickTime files for monitoring, allowing users to check their final edit before layoff. Preview ScopeBox's video preview palette shows the user a pixel accurate, color calibrated image exactly as the camera is capturing it. Not only does ScopeBox replace a traditional preview monitor, it adds exposure and framing aids. Overlay zebras allow users to keep an eye on the highlights and make sure nothing is lost to overexposure. Chroma Zebras show where colors are over saturated. Center marks, rule of thirds, letterbox masks, title safe and graphics safe can be overlaid the preview to help frame the shot.

Recording ScopeBox's recorder palette digitizes video direct to disk. The recorder saves time and frustration by saving video to hard disk in a format compatible with non-linear editing software. No more logging and capturing; once the video is recorded it can be used with any QuickTime compatible application. No need to convert files from obscure formats, and no more worrying about tape dropouts. The recorder keeps a constant buffer of video so that a moment is never missed. With buffered record enabled, ScopeBox constantly records up to the last 30 seconds in memory. ScopeBox never misses the perfect shot.

ScopeBox is available immediately, and comes in Standard Definition and High Definition versions. The HD version works with SD or HD, NTSC or PAL QuickTime sources. The SD version has all the functionality of the HD version but supports only standard definition sources. The SD and HD versions of ScopeBox are offered at an introductory price of $299 and $599 respectively, through January 15, 2007.

ScopeBox is available now for purchase from http://www.ScopeBox.com.