Thumbnails Reports

The Thumbnails Report is similar to the Clips Report but with bigger thumbnails to help with the identification of clips. The information displayed in the report behaves in the same way as in the Clips Report.

Thumbnails report basic menu

 

Basic Options

  • Clip Table Layout
  • Table content: Clips only or clips and other files
    • Ignore Audio Clips
  • Number of Thumbnails: 1 or 3 (see section “Three Thumbnails per Clip”)

Advanced Options

Thumbnails report advanced menu

  • Thumbnail Quality in %
  • You can include the following summaries:
    • Project
      • Production Info
      • Clips Overview
      • Workflow

 

Three Thumbnails per Clip

Silverstack by default creates one thumbnail for each ingested clip that is saved in the library. This thumbnail is used for referencing clips in the Clips, Thumbnails and Contact Print Reports.

In addition, Thumbnails Reports can now be created including three thumbnails per clip. This enables an advanced reference for clips in reporting.

 

How To

When selecting the Thumbnails Report in the report wizard you can choose a “Number of Thumbnails:”:

  • 1
  • 3 (requires online media)

During the export process Silverstack creates two thumbnails for the first and the last frame of the clip in addition to the custom thumbnail. In contrast to a single thumbnail report that accesses the custom thumbnail, the three thumbnails report requires online media for the ad hoc creation of the additional thumbnails.

Position of Thumbnails

The position for the creation of the additional thumbnails can be influenced by setting in and out points for a clip. The position of the custom thumbnail can be set in the preferences. Also, thumbnail creation on ingest can also be deactivated in the preferences.

Additional Thumbnails Failed to Create

If the thumbnail creation process fails it can have different reasons. One common, simple reason is offline media. If the report fails the following alert will be shown:

Fig. 8: The alert when something went wrong with the creation of additional thumbnails.

The alert when something went wrong with the creation of additional thumbnails.

Please be aware that if no custom thumbnails have been created the custom thumbnail will show a placeholder icon in the reports. Always take a look at your report to ensure its content.

 

Thumbnail Report example with Three Thumbnails

 

Fig. x: Example of a Thumbnails report with three thumbnails

Example of a Thumbnails report with three thumbnails