User Interface Overview

figure 1: User Interface overview

1 Video Preview

2 Playback control

3 Action wizards in Toolbar are Offload, Add Clips, Media, Seal, Export, Import, Report, Transcode:

  • Offload: Choose a source to offload it in your library.
  • Add Clips: Add clips to the library without starting a copy job.
  • Media:
    • Sync Audio: Sync video clips with audio files from an external audio recorder.
    • Extract LTC: Extract longitudinal timecode from clips in the library.
    • Relink: Relink clips in the library to new media resources.
    • Backup: Backup clips in the library to new locations.
    • Backup to LTFS: Backup clips from the library to an LTO via LTFS.
    • Verify: Verify clips in the library.
    • Seal: Seal drives for subsequent workflow steps.
  • Export: Export metadata files to use in editorial and post production.
  • Import: Import metadata and match it to the clips from different sources.
  • Report: Create various report types in the Report wizard.
  • Transcode: Transcode clips to different available formats (create dailies).

4 Switch between View modes like Summary, Table, Collection, Playback.

  • Summary: shows  statistics and details for the selected object in your library.
  • Table view: useful for sorting and grouping clips by certain criteria. It is also a great way to get an overview of the various metadata of a set of clips. Some of the fields are editable and you can jump from field to field by pressing the TAB key. Here you can also load and save custom view presets which are the foundation of your clip reports.
  • Collection view: it gives you a visual overview over the clips in your library.
  • Playback: shows the currently selected clip in the video preview and all clips from the active library object in a timeline.

5 Navigation through your Projects, Jobs, Volumes. Folders and Bins with bread crumbs. This feature is specially useful when you hide your library view and clip information view.

6 Project chooser. It displays the name of the current project and allows to switch to another one.

7 Cloud status. The production information stored in ShotHub cloud projects can be accessed through a web application.

8 Timecode of playhead and current playback speed in fps.

9 External video status and video out settings.

10 Different video preview modes: Single, Grid or Split View.

11 Visual Controls for in depth Image Analysis and Full Screen Player.

12 Work spaces such as Files, Manage, QC, Color and Transcode Config to speed up specific tasks.

13 Miniplayer shows the video preview in a floating window.

14 Video Scopes such as Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram.

15 Toggle View Controls to hide or show the Library panel, the Grading Controls, Audio Controls panel and the Clip Info panel to have more work space for example on small laptop screens.

16 Toggle between Clip information, User Information, File Resources, Clip Header, RAW development settings (Silverstack Lab only), Look Library and Transcoding configurations.

17 Clip information for supported advanced camera formats.

18 Search box to filter file metadata.

19 Successful/Failed jobs count.

20 Progress bar for running copy and transcoding jobs. Shows number of jobs in queue, progress and time left.

21 Grading Controls.

22 Switch between the audio and the grading panel in the lower “Audio&Color” section.

23 Jobs panel: Job or Copy Status, like successful or failed copy jobs, duration and file destination. More information in the article Managing Jobs.

24 Different sorting options for the library.

25 Library Panel

26 Info Display: it provides the most important information of the selected clip and cannot be edited. It contains two different view parameters: one for the Digital Image Technician and another one with relevant information for the Data Wrangler.


Collection View – Icon explanations

figure 3: Collection view: Clip icon

1 Clip Thumbnail (user selectable).
2 Clip name and duration. If the clip has been labeled, this part is colored.
3 Description of the ingest date and time.
4 Icon indicates that clip has audio. Either external, internal or both.
5 Indicates that this clip is marked with a flag and can be searched and filtered for this criterion.
6 Indicates the number of connected storage devices concerning this clip’s storage locations. The number colored in red shows the number of storage locations that miss the source file.