Exporting Shot Information

The shot library can contain a lot of information, that is valuable for other steps and roles in the workflow.

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The Device Manager

The device manager contains all controls to setup devices and slots, and represents the core configuration dialog for attached and controlled hardware devices.

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Slot User Interface

The slot UI summarizes all information for a slot, and acts as a tab user interface element to switch between tabs.

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Grade Controls

With Livegrade Pro you can interactively change the color appearance of live signals.

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The Main Screen

The main screen of Livegrade contains all primary controls for operating the software.

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Basic Hardware Setup

Basic hardware setup with Livegrade and LUT boxes Video Signals on Set Typical digital film cameras on a film set have HD-SDI outputs for external display and processing of the live image.

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Naming Nodes and Using Node Presets

In contrast to look presets, that stores an entire look with all nodes in the look library, a node preset  only contains one or several nodes of a look.

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Automating with Events and Actions

Livegrade allows you to automatically trigger certain actions by events within the application.

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Controlling an External Video Router

Video routers often sit at the core of a flexible video setup in a DIT cart.

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Editing Keyboard Shortcuts

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

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Using Video Scopes

Livegrade comes with a set of typical video scope tools: Waveform, histogram, and vector scopes.

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The Shot Library

Shots The shot library stores all shots of the current project.

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Working with Look Presets

Presets are files that contain specific look settings that you can apply to an image. You create, store, and modify your custom looks. Looks can be only stored directly in Bins, and Bins can be grouped in Folders.

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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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Why Does the Software Tell me My License Is Already Activated ?

Each Livegrade license key can be activated on one computer at a time.

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Pomfort Account: Online License Management

In the Pomfort Account you can manage your licenses online.

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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: Workflow Overview

The CP.3 eXtended data (CP.3 XD) lenses by ZEISS provide extended metadata for digitally correcting images concerning optical shading and distortion deviations.

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ZEISS CP.3 XD Lens Correction

Livegrade is able to receive realtime lens correction information from a ZEISS CP.3 XD lens that is connected to an Ambient MasterLockit Plus.

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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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All Device Integrations

Livegrade supports a wide range of devices that interact with the software.

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Setting up ARRI Cameras

Livegrade comes with support for remote look control of ARRI cameras.

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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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Working with ACES

Pomfort is an ACES Product Partner and is working with the Academy to ensure its products implement ACES according to Academy and SMPTE specifications.

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Setting up SONY F65

Livegrade comes with support for remote look control of the SONY F65 cinema camera.

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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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Change the Application Language

Livegrade offers the possibility to change the language for the User Interface independently from the setting for Mac OS X.

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Setting up ScopeBox Video Scopes

You can use ScopeBox by Divergent Media for software-based waveform and video scopes Livegrade’s Image View.

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Setting up Flanders Scientific BoxIO

Livegrade comes with support for Flanders Scientific’s BoxIO LUT box.

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Image View Output to HD-SDI

Livegrade comes with HD-SDI output to mirror the Image Viewer to HD-SDI via supported third party devices. The current Image Source in the Image Viewer is mirrored to the HD-SDI output showing the image in full-screen and 10 bit color depth.

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