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ScopeBox 3 features announced -- $99.99 price

We just sent out a press release describing our preview of ScopeBox 3.0. I wanted to repost the new features here on our blog. If you're attending NAB, please stop by our booth SL-10811 to check it out in person. If not you can follow along on our ScopeBox 3 preview page as we add more info this week about whats to come.

New in ScopeBox 3.0:

Adaptive Kernel Engine

ScopeBox 3.0 introduces a brand new video processing pipeline called the Adaptive Kernel Engine (AKE). AKE allows ScopeBox to customize the processing load to optimally match the current computer, video source, bit depth, and palette roster. AKE is optimized for both Intel and PowerPC, and allows ScopeBox 3.0 to extract even more performance from your existing system. AKE enables tools like alerts, envelopes, and synthesized composite waveforms, which were previously unobtainable in software only solutions.

Fail-Safe Capture and Live Edit

The new fail-safe capture functionality of ScopeBox 3.0 provides unparalleled peace of mind. With traditional direct-to-disk tools, problems during capture can result in corrupt QuickTime files requiring costly recovery services. Fail-safe capture constantly flushes coherent QuickTime data to disk so that no matter when or how the record is stopped, you can be confident you’ll end up with a valid, playable file.

In addition, live edit can be enabled on most fail-safe captures, allowing the QuickTime movie to be imported into your favorite edit system and cut while still being recorded. You can be editing before the director calls “cut!”

Envelopes and Alerts

Envelopes and alerts combine to allow the operator to better keep an eye on their signal while juggling multiple sources and tests. With envelopes, each palette maintains a visual record of peak values allowing a quick visual glance to check the status of a palette. Alerts generate timecode annotated notes when threshold values are detected in your video, audio, or timecode signal. These alerts can be exported as lists or edit ready markers for later review.

Price and Availability

Current customers of ScopeBox can register now for the free beta of ScopeBox 3.0. The beta program will begin April 18th, with users being added in stages over the following days. Current users of ScopeBox 2.0 will receive a free upgrade to 3.0. In the interim, the price of ScopeBox 2.0 will be lowered to match the upcoming $99.99 price point. More info on the ScopeBox 3 preview will become available over the course of the show at www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox/NABPreview