Divergent Media to Preview ScopeBox 3.0 at NAB Show 2011 -- Announces New $99.99 Price

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Divergent Media announced today they will be previewing ScopeBox 3.0, the highly anticipated upgrade to the company’s industry leading video monitoring, capture, and analysis software. Attendees of the NAB Show 2011 in Las Vegas will get a first hand look at the soon to be released update to ScopeBox. Divergent Media staff will be on hand in South Lower Hall, booth SL-10811 giving hands-on demos and answering questions.

Divergent Media announced today they will be previewing ScopeBox 3.0, the highly anticipated upgrade to the company’s industry leading video monitoring, capture, and analysis software. Attendees of the NAB Show 2011 in Las Vegas will get a first hand look at the soon to be released update to ScopeBox. Divergent Media staff will be on hand in South Lower Hall, booth SL-10811 giving hands-on demos and answering questions.

"Since launching ScopeBox over four years ago, we've made great strides in changing expectations of what a high-end video analysis system can do and how much it should cost, and our users have embraced the application in ways we never expected. ScopeBox 3.0 represents the largest advances to the toolset yet, revolutionizing direct-to-disk recording and re-imagining the way we use QC tools." said Divergent Media CEO Mike Woodworth.

"We caused waves when ScopeBox was first released for only $699.99, but we’re pleased to announce that ScopeBox 3.0 will continue on our industry rattling course by lowering the cost of this essential tool to just $99.99."

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 http://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox/NABPreview
About ScopeBox

ScopeBox recreates every major video quality assurance tool in a low-cost, easy to use software package: preview monitor, waveform, vectorscope, audio meters, luminance histogram, RGB histograms, RGB parade, and serves as a fail-safe capture tool.

ScopeBox works with any QuickTime supported capture device or camera -- Matrox MXO2, AJA Kona, and BlackMagic Decklink devices; all DV, DVCam, HDV, and DVCProHD cameras; as well as many others. Additionally, ScopeBox will play back QuickTime files for monitoring, allowing users to check their final edit before layoff. Whether building a new color correction suite or shooting in the field, ScopeBox puts all the necessary tools on your Mac.

For more information on ScopeBox visit http://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox
About Divergent Media

Divergent Media is based in San Francisco, CA and focuses on providing flexible tools for monitoring, acquisition and quality assurance. Now used in every stage of the video production workflow, from acquisition to ingest, and editing through master control, Divergent Media’s ScopeBox represents a paradigm shift in video analysis, while its ClipWrap software is a critical component of any Mac HDV and AVCHD workflow.

ScopeBox is a trademark of Divergent Media. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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