Using the Colorfront Film Grading Mode

Livegrade supports the “Colorfront Film” transform of the Colorfront Engine with an optional module. From Colorfront’s document “Using the Human Perceptual Model for Multiple Display Mastering”: “The Colorfront Engine is a state-of-the-art parametric color processing pipeline mapping various input formats, including camera original (scene-referred) and graded (display-referred) images, to a wide range of SDR and HDR […]

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Setting up QTake Interaction

Livegrade can provide look metadata to QTake systems.

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Setting up MIDI Controllers

MIDI controllers offer an easy possibility of mapping application features to physical buttons (besides configuring custom keyboard shortcuts).

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Setting up Cobalt Devices

Livegrade comes with support for Cobalt systems.

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Scripts and Automation

The application comes with the capability to run scripts from within the application.

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Interactive Router Control

In addition to defining routing presets (see Controlling an External Video Router for more information) Livegrade Studio has a dedicated view for directly controlling a video router and monitor routings visually.  The video router view displays all inputs and outputs of a connected video router, and lets you interactively change routings.

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How can I add a module to my purchased software?

What is a module?

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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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Change Log for Livegrade Studio

The (always latest) change log for the Livegrade Studio 5 application can be found here: https://updates.pomfort.com/livegrade5-studio/changelog.php    

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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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The License Window

In the license window you can activate the software with a purchased license and manage other aspects of licensing.

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Setting up Panavision DXL 2

Livegrade comes with support for Panavision DXL 2 cameras.

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Setting up AJA FS-HDR

Livegrade comes with support for AJA FS-HDR devices.

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The Image Viewer

The image viewer shows the image of the currently selected shot or the library slot.

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

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The Shot Library

Shots In LiveGrade Pro v3 the rows in the library have been representing “Looks”, with aspects of look presets mixed with aspects of a production history of looks.

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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 Pro 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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Reordering and Suspension of Jobs

Scheduled copy and transcoding jobs can be reordered and suspended since Silverstack version 6.2.

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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 Pro 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 Supported Devices

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

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Setting up ARRI Cameras

LiveGrade Pro 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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