A crucial feature in Silverstack is the report creation functionality. For this reason, Silverstack offers a flexible and powerful reporting center, offering users the opportunity to share clip information and thumbnails in a well-arranged and accessible PDF document. Reports can include all the metadata needed to document camera media traveling to different professionals involved in many stages across the production workflow.
Therefore, in order to export a report, choose a project, folder or bin from the Silverstack library and open the Report Wizard from the button in the toolbar:
The Report Wizard
Different Report Types
Silverstack offers you the possibility to export different types of reports. Each one of them is designed for a different professional involved in the production process. Additionally, it’s possible to customize what kind of information is shown in the reports (more information on that within the each report type article).
The different types of reports are:
Adjust the location the reports are exported to.
By default all reports are created in PDF format. You can change the report file format to HTML in the “File Format:” pop-up menu.
Since Silverstack version 7 the CSV report has moved to the “Export” menu you can also open from the toolbar.
Adjust the naming for the reports and set it to custom to use metadata path wildcards for customized naming. See the section “Report Naming Scheme” at the end of this article for more information.
Open After Creation
By default the created report will open after they have been exported automatically in the Preview macOS application. You can prevent that by disabling the checkbox in the lower left corner of the wizard.
The production logo that has been added in the Project Overview will automatically be included at the top right of all reports.
We recommend using logos that have a width of 130px. The containers carrying the logo in the reports are limited to that width but are not limited in height.
Report Naming Scheme
When saving reports the naming scheme option help to select a meaningful naming based on your project context.
There are preset options available for the naming of the reports:
In addition to the presets the “Custom:” option allows to build a file name based on available metadata. By clicking “Customize…” you can open the metadata wildcards panel and choose from the available wildcards to build a custom file naming scheme:
Export Multiple Report Types Simultaneously
It is possible to export multiple report types simultaneously by enabling the checkboxes on the left besides the entries per report report type. To customize a report type select it from the table and adjust the according settings that are revealed on the right. By default a Shooting Day and a Clips Report are created.
The quick export icon on the right of each report type table element lets you quickly export a single report for preview.
Include Report Note
Each report type allows to include a general report note. Enable the “Include Report Note” checkbox and add your custom report note. Report notes support Markdown language.
Choosing custom thumbnail images