Silverstack Lab 8.4 Beta

Try out some of the exciting features that we are currently evaluating in this beta of Silverstack Lab 8.4. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback!

What’s new in this Beta of Silverstack Lab?

Update 2023-01-13: New version Silverstack Lab 8.4 Beta-2 with support for Codex Device Manager 7.0.0 Beta (Alexa 35 HDE workflow).

Custom RAW development settings for ARRI, Sony, RED, and Canon

  • Adjust RAW settings like ISO, white balance, and tint for each clip individually
  • Batch-apply custom settings to other clips
  • Switch decoding color space and gamut (input color space for grading module)
    • ARRIRAW (Mini LF): LogC3/AWG3 or LogC4/AWG4 
    • Sony X-OCN: S-Log3/SGamut3 or S-Log3/SGamut3.Cine
    • Canon RAW: Log 2/Cinema Gamut, Log 3/Cinema Gamut, Log 2/Rec. 709 or Log 3/Rec. 709

ASC MHL

  • Create new ASC MHL hash manifests when offloading footage
  • Continue existing ASC MHL histories when backing up
  • Have more flexibility with new checksum methods: C4ID, XXH3, XXH128
  • ASC MHL hash manifest is the new default setting for this beta, but in the official 8.4 release the default hash manifest will not change (Classic MHL, as in 8.3)

 

Transcoding preset decoding quality

  • Automatic decoding quality mode: Selects best-suited decoding quality depending on source and target resolution.
    E.g., source 8k, target resolution 2k → automatically choose “¼ Res. decoding” (if supported for source format).
    Existing presets will automatically be updated to this setting.

ShotHub

  • Sync dynamic metadata
  • Sync RAW development settings and decoding color space

Further changes

  • Updated ARRI Image SDK and MXF Lib
  • Updated Canon RAW SDK
  • Added support for ARRIRAW decoding pipeline via Metal API
  • Cleanup of ARRI importer
  • Improved extraction and application of color space and gamma metadata (as set in camera) from Sony and Canon footage
  • RED footage now decoded per default with “as shot” settings, ignoring custom settings in RMD sidecars (e.g. from REDCINE-X)
  • Offload menu shows summary of unread jobs per default
  • Bug fixes and UI improvements

Download

This beta is for evaluation only. Projects are stored separately from the ones created in the official releases as the library structure is incompatible. You can copy and migrate existing projects to the beta’s project folder, but not the other way (new projects or changes made with the beta version cannot be transferred to the official versions). Projects synced with ShotHub will be stored on a beta server (https://shothub-st84b.pomfort.com) and deleted after the beta phase.

You can download Silverstack Lab 8.4 Beta through this link:

https://download.pomfort.com/develop/daily/silverstack_lab_8.4_beta/Silverstack_Lab_8.4_Beta-beta-2-9346-2023-01-13-dbc0bdc.dmg

Silverstack Lab 8.4 Beta requires macOS 11 or newer.

Your feedback

We are happy for any feedback! Please send an e-mail to: support@pomfort.com

 

FAQ

Copy an existing project to the beta

Beta projects are stored separately from the ones created in the official releases as the library structure is incompatible. You can copy and migrate existing projects to the beta’s project folder, but not the other way (new projects or changes made with the beta version cannot be transferred to the official versions).

Make a duplicate of an existing project for the beta

  1. Open the “official” Silverstack Lab release
  2. Switch to the project you want to copy
  3. Open the project folder in Finder via Silverstack’s application menu Silverstack Lab → Show Library in Finder
  4. Close Silverstack Lab
  5. In Finder:
    1. Copy all files from the project folder
    2. Navigate to the beta’s project folder
      • Silverstack Lab: ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort/SilverstackLab8.4Beta8b4
    3. Create a new folder, paste files there
  6. Restart Silverstack Lab 8.4 Beta, switch to the new project
  7. When prompted, click “Update Project”