Drastic Corporate Profile
Drastic Technologies Ltd, founded in 1991, is a proven industry provider of products for digital video capture, control, conversion and delivery. These products are sold as integrated hardware solutions as well as end user and OEM software components.
Drastic’s strength lies in its modular, field proven, core technologies for the manipulation of digital video and audio. Key software components include: IP Stream Input/Output/Transcoding, Serial Emulation and Control, real-time production HD-SDI I/O, signal and file analysis, IP Stream I/O and transcoding, and high speed media file conversions. All of Drastic's technologies use open, industry standard formats and protocols. This allows simple and seamless integration with other software, SAN/NAS, Cloud, and local file systems, as well as traditional production and broadcast equipment.
Net-X-Code is a network audio and video stream capture application with real time translation to multiple standard file formats like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2, MOV/h264 and uncompressed MOV or AVI. Includes MediaReactor, videoQC, ccConvert functionality. Optional Media File Scanner scans camera card, network, and S3/Cloud media, makes a logical list, and runs various processes as set up by the user.
Signal Analysis Tools
Drastic's software waveform, vectorscope, histogram and monitor, available for AJA, Bluefish444 and Blackmagic hardware. sdiScope (SD/HD), 4KScope (up to 4K), HDRScope (up to 8K, supports HDR), and 2110Scope (up to 8K, supports SMPTE 2110) are designed for on set, production, post production, and research and development environments, as well as device or facility installation, setup, commissioning and certification and other operational reference.
FlowCaster is the world’s first “over the shoulder” remote monitoring solution for Adobe, Avid, Resolve, Desktop and SDI/HDMI workflows. Now your collaborative production team can get high quality/low latency remote monitoring anywhere in the world using their PCs, tablets, phones or Apple TVs. Use the Flowcaster.live site for collaborative webcam/chat/text/telestration features, with session marker export for editors.
videoQC signal analysis software offers a set of tools for Automated or Manual Quality Control on file-based media, as well as IP Streams. videoQC provides a media player, support for hardware output, a full set of scopes, comparisons, reports and more. Fully enable your digital media operation with key quality control and quality assurance features. Workflow specific product levels provide an excellent return on investment, whether production house or enterprise.
MediaReactor file conversion software allows the user to convert between dozens of digital media file types including streaming video files, high quality still image/ graphic and audio file types. Features include batch processing, a robust preview app, and support for a wide range of industry standard file types. Standalone, networked and plugin versions are available. MediaReactor supports a wide range of file/container types and can read/write most common post, broadcast and internet codecs.
Drastic Software Developer Kits offer a range of tools for the developer of custom video and audio capture, control and playback applications. Specific SDK packages include:
- DTMediaRead SDK - Build MediaReactor file import into your application.
- DTMediaWrite SDK - Build MediaReactor file import into your application.
We are proud to have developed and maintained relationships with many significant media and entertainment enterprises. Our clients include NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC , Disney/ESPN, NBA Properties, Inc., National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Technicolor Creative Studios SA (US, Europe and Canada), Deluxe Media Inc. (US, Europe and Canada), Thomson Grass Valley (Europe), Rogers Communications Inc., Netflix, MGM, Warner Bros, BBC, Univision, and Microsoft Studios.
Drastic also supplies various companies with OEM components, so they can integrate our capabilities into their products and services. Some of our OEM clients include: CineSys, Nexidia, Catapult Sports (XOS Digital), Autodesk, Assimilate, VEFXi, and Microsoft
Locations and Resellers
Drastic’s head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Drastic Technologies Ltd. has resellers and distributors operating in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Trademarks, Registered Trademarks, and Copyrights
AJA Video Systems, Inc. - AJA® is a registered trademark of AJA Video Systems, Inc. AJA™ is a trademark of AJA Video Systems, Inc. Corvid Ultra®, KONA®, IO®, U-Tap®, and T-Tap® are registered trademarks of AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Apple Inc. - Apple, the Apple logo, Final Cut, Final Cut Pro, Apple TV, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iTunes, Mac, Mac OS X, macOS, Shake, Final Cut Pro, ProRes, High Sierra, Mojave, M1, M2, and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
ARRI AG – ARRI, Arri T-Link, and Alexa are registered trademarks of the ARRI Group
ASSIMILATE® Inc. - Assimilate SCRATCH and Assimilate SCRATCH Lab are either trademarks or registered trademarks of ASSIMILATE® Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
Autodesk, Inc. - Autodesk, Discreet, Flame, Flare, Smoke, Lustre, Maya, and Moxion are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
Avid Technology, Inc. - Avid Media Composer®, Avid MediaCentral®, Avid Interplay®, and Avid NewsCutter® are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. - DaVinci Resolve, DaVinci Fusion, UltraStudio, DeckLink, Intensity Pro 4K, and UltraScope are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
Bluefish Technologies - Bluefish444, IngeSTore, Symmetry, Kronos, Epoch, Epoch:Neutron, and Epoch:SuperNova are trademarks of Bluefish Technologies
British Broadcasting Corporation - BBC is a trademark of British Broadcasting Corporation
Catapult Group International Ltd - Catapult is a trademark owned by Catapult Group International Ltd
CineSys LLC – CineSys is a registered trademark of CineSys LLC.
Deluxe Media Inc. - Deluxe is a trademark of Deluxe Media Inc.
Drastic Technologies, Ltd. – trademarks specified here.
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network - ESPN is a trademark of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
Grass Valley USA, LLC - Grass Valley®, GV®, the Grass Valley logo, and EDIUS® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Grass Valley USA, LLC, or its affiliated companies in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. - Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and MGM, are trademarks of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation – Microsoft: Windows®, Video For Windows (VFW), DirectShow, Microsoft, Skype, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, Wave Mapper, Microsoft, Windows NT|2000|XP|XP Professional|Server 2003|Server 2008 |Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Media Player, Media Encoder, .Net, Internet Explorer, SQL Server 2005|2008|2012|2014, Windows Media Technologies and Internet Explorer are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
MPEG LA - MPEG LA licenses patent pools covering essential patents required for use of the MPEG-2, MPEG-4, IEEE 1394, VC-1, ATSC, MVC, MPEG-2 Systems, AVC/H.264 and HEVC standards.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA is a registered trademark of The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NBA Properties, Inc. - NBA and the NBA logo are trademarks of NBA Properties, Inc.
NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC - NBC and NBC Universal are trademarks of NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC
Netflix, Inc. - Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc.
Nexidia Inc. - NEXIDIA is a trademark owned by Nexidia Inc.
Rogers Communications Inc. - Rogers and related marks are trademarks of Rogers Communications Inc. or an affiliate, used under licence.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers - SMPTE is a trademark of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Technicolor Creative Studios SA - Technicolor is a trademark of Technicolor Creative Studios SA
THE UNIVISION NETWORK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP - UNIVISION is a trademark of THE UNIVISION NETWORK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
The Walt Disney Company - Disney, and The Walt Disney Company are trademarks of The Walt Disney Company. LucasFilm is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Vefxi Corporation - VEFXi DiamondBlade is a registered trademark of Vefxi Corporation
Warner Bros. Discovery – Discovery, Turner, and Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), are trademarks of Warner Bros. Discovery
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.