Professional Video Scopes for Silverstack with ScopeBox

You can use ScopeBox by Divergent Media for software-based waveform and video scopes for Silverstack’s player. ScopeBox offers a variety of waveform monitors and video scopes that enable image analysis and color control of the clip assets of your Silverstack library.

You can receive information about how to download, setup and license ScopeBox software on Divergent Media’s Website. To use the integration of Silverstack in ScopeBox you have to run version 3.5 or later of the ScopeBox application.

Connecting Silverstack and ScopeBox via ScopeLink

Silverstack sends the current image of the player directly to the ScopeBox application by DivergentMedia’s ScopeLink technology. To enable ScopeLink open the ScopeBox application.

Click in the upper left area of the ScopeBox main window to set a new source. Choose “Add ScopeLink Source > Pomfort Silverstack” from the context menu:

Figure 1: Add Pomfort's Silverstack as a source.

Figure 1: Add Pomfort’s Silverstack as a source.

After that the source should show a pending image:

Figure 2: ScopeBox waiting for the Silverstack connection.

Figure 2: ScopeBox waiting for the Silverstack connection.

Now open Silverstack. Open a clip in the media player.

Make sure that in the preferences of Silverstack under “External Video” the checkbox “Connect to ScopeBox” is enabled. You reach the preferences from the Main Menu by choosing “Silverstack > Preferences…”:

Figure 4: ScopeBox Preference in the External Video tab

Figure 4: ScopeBox Preference in the External Video tab

There you can also choose if you want to update the frames in ScopeBox during playback in Silverstack. Checking this box may increase performance, but Silverstack only updates Scopebox when being paused.

When you switch to ScopeBox you should then see the default view including an image preview of the image showing in Silverstack:

Figure 3: The ScopeBox UI with a preview of the Silverstack clip and scopes.

Figure 3: The ScopeBox UI with a preview of the Silverstack clip and scopes.

Because of Silverstack’s internal RGB processing, signals from of YCbCr based clips sent to ScopeBox via ScopeLink don’t contain code values outside the legal range (even if they might be present in the source files).

Learn how to use ScopeBox with this tutorial (from Divergent Media):

Find more tutorial videos from Divergent Media about ScopeBox here.

Tags: waveform, vectorscope, histogram, rgb parade