Handling ARRIRAW File Sequences

Another of the convenient Silverstack’s features is the ability to handle ARRIRAW file sequences recorded on a Codex device. To offload the sequences from a Codex virtual filesystem follow this steps:

  1. Open Silverstack.
  2. Attach the XR capture storage drive to your computer and mount it.
  3. Setup  the Codex UI to see the proper assets from CODEX virtual files system like in figure 1 and 2:
    Figure 1: "Setting up the Virtual File System"

    figure 1: “Setting up the Virtual File System”

    figure 2: “CODEX UI Manage your clips”

  4. Click on the “Offload” button (figure 3) in the Tabbar of Silverstack’s window and choose the attached Codex VFS:

    figure 3: "Offload wizard selecting Codex VFS"

    figure 3: “Offload wizard selecting Codex VFS”

  5. After the file scanner has been analysed like in figure 4, click “Edit” in the third step to choose your destinations.
Figure 4: Offload wizard after File Scanner finished reading the device

Figure 4: Offload wizard after File Scanner finished reading the device

6. Choose the destination folders where the multiple copies should be transferred to.

7. To start the Offload, click on the “Offload” button. In case you want to register your clips in the  Library without copying them onto any device, simply mark the “Skip” checkbox in the lower right corner of the offloading wizard.

Explicit file sequences are, in fact, sequences whose filenames all end with a numeric or alphanumeric tag in the end (excluding file extension).


Explanation: The image sequence name in the Offload wizard (also as well later in the TableView or CollectionView) will be represented with the number of the first filename in our example 92072  separated with a dash and the last frame in our case 93840. The hash signs represent the length of the file count in the asset name. We have  seven hash signs so the counter has 7 digits. The name of the first frame is A001C001_130508_R1KL0092072.ari. Silverstack automatically truncates the first leading zeros so you see a 93840 instead of a 0093840.

You can learn more about the basic process of offloading in Silverstack from the article Parallel Offloading.