Silverstack

Basic Color Control in Silverstack (Beta)

This feature allows users to display “Log” clips in a different color space by applying preset LUTs, user predefined custom 3D LUTs or color metadata (looks) embedded in clips (for selected formats1).

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Connecting Silverstack to Pomfort ShotHub

UPLOADING TO A SILVERSTACK CLOUD PROJECT FROM SILVERSTACK Make sure you are working with Silverstack 7.0 or later to upload projects to Pomfort ShotHub Follow the steps below to make your project metadata available online.

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Look Matching (Beta)

While using Silverstack together with LiveGrade on set to manage clip data and looks hand in hand, you surely want to combine the created information afterwards.

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Volume Report

The Volume Report summarizes the information regarding the source and current location of the different copies of the clips registered in Silverstack.

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Contact Print Report

The Contact Print report creates a document displaying only the thumbnails available in the Silverstack Project library for the selected clips.

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Thumbnails Reports

The Thumbnails Report is similar to the Clips Report but with bigger thumbnails to help with the identification of clips.

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Shooting Day Reports

The Shooting Day Report gives you production information about the clips you have offloaded.

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Offload Wizard Warning for Formats Requiring Silverstack XT or Lab

Certain camera formats are only supported in Silverstack XT and Lab.

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Playback (Quality Check)

You can open the player tab in the center of the main window to display the playback view and play clips back.

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Camera Reports

Silverstack can export advanced, customizable camera reports that can serve as a proof or log of all data that has been handled and provide information about metadata.

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Clip Library

The Silverstack clip library in the left bar gives you the possibility to organize your ingested assets.

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Offload and Backup

Silverstack supports a secure, multi-destination backup process of any digital file format.

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The Silverstack Main Screen

General Introduction Silverstack: offers secure and reliable data backup and management of set data files directly on the film set.

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Export to Dailies Systems

Silverstack Lab can prepare metadata in file formats that are optimized in compatibility with common dailies systems.

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Dailies Grading

Silverstack Lab provides an advanced node based color grading engine.

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Audio Sync

Silverstack Lab allows to sync externally recorded audio with corresponding video clips by timecode.

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The Silverstack Lab Main Screen

General Introduction Silverstack Lab extends the data management capabilities of Silverstack, with all the necessary functionality for dailies creation, and comes with: A high performance transcoding engine An automated audio sync function A powerful dailies grading engine The power to create Avid DNx, ProRes, and H.264/HEVC clips in various resolutions at the same time A […]

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Relink To New File Locations

In case the file locations of an offloaded card have been modified after the offload, Silverstack displays a ‘missing resource’ warning for affected clips in the “File” tab of the right bar.

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Jobs Summary

The jobs summary in Silverstack can be opened by clicking on the element located bottom right in the lower toolbar.

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Transferring a Project to Drylab Creator from Silverstack Lab

Silverstack Lab allows to directly transfer a project to the Drylab Creator application for further use with Drylab’s services.

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Codex VFS Index Might Be Incomplete Alert

Background Information The Codex virtual file system (VFS) “creates” the files on the virtual volume after the mount happened not all at once but clip after clip.

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Editing Keyboard Shortcuts in Silverstack

There are a variety of keyboard shortcuts available for commands in the main menu of Silverstack.

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Preparing Clips and Metadata for ARRI Webgate

Silverstack Lab can provide transcoded clips as well as metadata from its library in a compatible format for ARRI Webgate cloud services. In Silverstack Lab you can export an ALE file that accompanies the transcoded clips and provides extended metadata to be available on the ARRI Webgate platform.

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Create and Transfer Editing Proxies for Avid Media Composer with Silverstack Lab

Create Editing Proxies in Silverstack Lab Silverstack Lab allows to create DNxHD and DNxHR MXF clips (OP-Atom) that are optimized for editing in Avid Media Composer.

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Using Silverstack Custom Field Labels to Read Additional Metadata

To be able to easily introduce new metadata fields without an immediate need to add them to the official set of Silverstack metadata, this can be coped with a special functionality of the custom field labels in Silverstack.

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Exporting Clips and Metadata for the COPRA Dailies System

Silverstack Lab can provide transcoded clips as well as metadata from its library in a compatible format for the COPRA Dailies System. In Silverstack Lab you can export an XML file that accompanies the transcoded clips from Silverstack Lab and provides extended metadata.

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Incompatible Silverstack or Silverstack Lab Library Version

The Silverstack and Silverstack Lab library versions advance over time across software releases.

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Dynamic Metadata

Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab come with a “Dynamic Metadata” panel that allows to extract dynamic metadata for supported clip formats.  Dynamic metadata refers to certain metadata information that changes over the time span of a clip (e.g.

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Verification States (for File Resources, Clips and Bins)

Since Silverstack 6.4 file resources (all registered file copies and the source) have a verification state that is displayed in the “File” tab of the right bar.

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The Copy and Verification Process in Silverstack: Verification Behavior

Silverstack 6.4 and later differentiates two basic types of verification behavior: Included in Copy Job: Verification executed file per file (One Job that copies and verifies [copying file 1, verifying file 1, copying file 2, verifying file 2]) Separate (per Job): Copy all files first in a distinct job and verify them afterwards in another […]

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Prepare Editing for Avid Media Composer working with Silverstack Lab

This article provides an overview of the single steps of preparing proxy clips and metadata for editing in Avid Media Composer.

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Crop Clips

Silverstack allows to crop clips to a custom aspect ratio.

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Extracting LTC from Internal Audio in Silverstack and Silverstack Lab

Linear (or Longitudinal) timecode (LTC) is an encoding of SMPTE timecode data in an audio signal.

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Custom Burn In Wildcard Keys for Silverstack Lab

The «Custom Text» burn in option (Silverstack Lab only) allows to add metadata wildcards into the custom text field.

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Combined Clip Transcoding in Silverstack Lab

With Combined Clip transcoding, Silverstack Lab can transcode multiple source clips to one single combined transcoded clip.

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ZEISS CP.3 XD Lens Correction in Silverstack

Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab allow to import, display and export dynamic lens correction data from ZEISS CP.3 XD lenses.

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Transfer of Project Settings

Silverstack allows to export and import project settings to transfer them to new projects or different machines.

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Transcoding in Silverstack Lab

Overview The transcoding functionalities of Silverstack have been updated with Silverstack Lab 6.

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Transcoding in Silverstack and Silverstack XT

Overview The transcoding functionalities of Silverstack have been updated with Silverstack 6.

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Transferring Clips and Metadata to Adobe Premiere Pro

Silverstack can create an .xml file compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro to transfer clips and clip metadata to the editing tool.

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Second Display: Two Screen Working Environment in Silverstack

Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab offer the possibility to extend the Silverstack user interface to two screens.

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Grid and Wipe View in the Player

While all Silverstack versions offer the single view playback mode, Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab include the Grid View and Silverstack Lab the Wipe View modes: The Grid View mode allows to display multiple clips side-by-side.

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How to Manually Migrate Silverstack Projects to Silverstack Lab

If you are a user of Silverstack you might want to migrate your projects to Silverstack Lab.

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How to Manually Migrate Silverstack 5 Projects to Silverstack 6 or Silverstack 6 Projects to Silverstack 7

If you are a user of Silverstack 5 you might want to migrate your projects to Silverstack 6 or Silverstack Lab 6.

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Change Log for Silverstack Lab

    If you are looking for the change log of Silverstack Lab 6 please refer to: http://updates.pomfort.com/silverstack-6-lab/changelog.php

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UI Layouts: Quick Configurations for the Silverstack User Interface

Silverstack comes with 3 to 4 options * to automatically configure the user interface in a steadily defined way.

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Audio Clips in Silverstack

Silverstack offers advanced support for separately recorded audio files in the Broadcast Wave format (BWF, .wav).

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How to Manually Sync Audio in Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab

Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab offer functionality to manually sync audio clips to video clips.

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How to Automatically Sync Audio Based on Timecode in Silverstack Lab

Silverstack Lab comes with functionality to automatically sync Broadcast Wave (BWF) audio files to their corresponding video clips via timecode.

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Using the ACES CDL Grading Mode

Silverstack XT and Lab have the capability of reproducing ACES workflows.

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