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ScopeBox gives you a high quality, highly flexible preview monitor. You get all the settings you'd expect to find on a high-end field monitor, plus some software-only extras like focus assist and zebras. Add framing guides and overlays to make sure that your shot works out exactly the way you expect.

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You get all of your "old favorites" - waveform and vectorscope - plus some new ways of visualizing your signal like the RGB histogram or Channel Plot. You can mix and match scopes, save layouts, and be confident that you're seeing every pixel and every frame of your signal.

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Record everything from DV to 4K, in either its native format or in a variety of edit-friendly post production codecs. Fail-Safe Capture means you don't have to worry about hardware or software failures interrupting a capture; you'll always be left with a valid, playable file.

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ScopeLink allows you to feed video directly from many popular applications directly to ScopeBox. Whether you're working in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, or even Adobe After Effects, you can use the same professional scopes.

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Use your exisiting hardware

Turn your older Mac Mini into a dedicated scope system, or take your scopes on the go with a Macbook, Macbook Air, or Macbook Pro. By leveraging the Mac you've already got, you can have scopes in any environment.

SD, HD, 2K, 4K

ScopeBox doesn't limit the frame size you can monitor. From SD to 4K, if you can feed the signal into your Mac, ScopeBox will monitor it.

8bit, 10bit, YCbCr, RGB

Scopes can be used far more accurately when they work in the same format as the rest of your production pipeline. Whether you're in YCbCr or RGB, 8 bit or 10bit, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4, ScopeBox will display your image perfectly.


With the ability to save layouts and source settings, you can easily create a "turnkey" scope station, which launches directly into your preferred configuration.


When combined with an inexpensive Thunderbolt capture device, ScopeBox turns your Mac laptop into the ultimate portable quality analysis solution.


Hardware scopes cost tens of thousands of dollars. By leveraging the power of the computer you already own, we’re able to sell ScopeBox for only $99

Fail-Safe Capture with Live Edit

When capturing, ScopeBox constantly writes coherent QuickTime data to disk so that, no matter when or how the record is stopped, you'll will 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 reviewed, logged or cut while still being recorded.

Transcoded Records

ScopeBox transcodes video sources in real time, so you can capture directly in ProRes, AIC, DNxHD and other production formats.


Alerts allow you to better keep an eye on your signal while juggling multiple sources and tests. Alerts generate annotated notes when threshold values are detected in the user’s video, audio or timecode signal. These alerts can be exported as lists or edit-ready markers for later review.


ScopeBox recreates in software every major video quality assurance tool. Each of these can be arranged, resized and customized for your needs. These layouts can be saved and recalled later.



RGB Parade

RGB Histogram


Audio Meter

Surround Meter

YCbCr Parade

Luma Histogram

Channel Plot

HML Balance



ScopeBox's video preview shows you every pixel of your image, exactly as you're shooting it. The monitor calibration ensures that the colors you see accurately represent your video as well.


To help you frame your shot, ScopeBox includes a number of overlay features. Center marks, rule of thirds, letterbox masks, title safe and graphics safe are all available. In addition, you can overlay any QuickTime movie or image - great for framing greenscreen shots or shooting around lower 3rds and other graphics package elements. The focus assist option adds peaking on edges to make focusing even easier. With the option to overlay Zebras, you can see exactly what in your image is overexposed or saturated.


Most post-production workflows involve substantial color correction and image adjustment before a project is finished. For example, many productions shoot in a "log" mode which maximizes dynamic range detail - this video must be color corrected or it'll look washed out and low-contrast. The LUT support in ScopeBox allows you to quickly apply a transformation to your video signal, so you can get a sense of how your color corrected footage will look. Many cameras even include sample LUTs for doing log-to-linear conversion. ScopeBox supports 3D and 1D LUTs in the CUBE and Lustre (3DL) formats.

How can we help?


ScopeBox Quick Tour

Working with Sources

Working with Palettes

Using Recorders

ScopeLink Overview

Frequently Asked Questions

In our day to day support, we get a lot of common questions about ScopeBox. We've listed some of the more common ones here. If you have a question about ScopeBox, there's a good chance you'll find your answer here or in the extensive user manual. If not, please contact us directly and we'll be happy to help.

Which machines are supported by ScopeBox?
ScopeBox supports all Intel based Macs, running 10.6 or later (10.8 or later for ScopeLink).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU RUN THE TRIAL ON YOUR HARDWARE. You can receive a key and download here. Its the best way to make sure that you'll be happy with ScopeBox and your hardware.

Which video input devices does ScopeBox support?
ScopeLink works with any hardware input that ships with a Mac driver. This includes Thunderbolt input devices from all of the major vendors (Blackmagic Devices, AJA, etc) as well as PCI-e cards. If you want to check on your particular hardware configuration, feel free to contact us
Does ScopeBox support my camera?
If you're feeding ScopeBox a signal via HDMI, HD-SDI, or analog video, the connected camera doesn't matter. You just need an appropriate hardware input device (see previous question). For FireWire cameras, we support all HDV, DVCProHD or DV devices.
Can I connect my digital SLR?
The best way to connect a digital SLR is via an HDMI connection. Using an inexpensive Thunderbolt capture device, you can input the HDMI feed into your Mac. Unfortunately, even though most digital SLR cameras have a USB connection, they don't output usable video signals on this connection.
Does ScopeBox support HDV?
ScopeBox supports all HDV cameras. However, you must have Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 or later installed to utilize this functionality.
Does ScopeBox support multi-camera shoots?
Yes. ScopeBox supports multiple DV, DVCPROHD, or HDV sources over firewire, and (HD) SDI sources via PCI-express and ThunderBolt.
Does ScopeBox support motion-activated recording?
Currently, ScopeBox does not support motion-activated recording. We are exploring the possibility of adding this feature to a future release.
What file format does ScopeBox use?
By default, ScopeBox records footage to QuickTime in the native format of the device being monitored.
Does ScopeBox support the Panasonic HVX200?
ScopeBox supports the HVX line although you need to have Final Cut Pro installed since it relies on bundled QuickTime components.

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ScopeBox requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.7 or later. If you're running Mac OS X 10.6.8, you can download the previous release. We've put together some tips on getting a signal into your laptop or your desktop, but if you're just testing, you can use the built in test patterns or your Mac's iSight camera. There is an extensive user manual available from the ScopeBox help menu and online.

ScopeBox 3.5.3 (11.3 mb)

Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. If you're running Mac OS X 10.6.8, you can download the previous release