Change Log for Silverstack

Silverstack - 8.7.1

Fri, 26 Jan 2024

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Used incorrect default RAW processing parameters for some ARRIRAW clips
    Resulted in an incorrect look. Use "Clip>Recreate Thumbnails" to fix the thumbs of clips ingested with 8.7.

Silverstack - 8.7

Mon, 22 Jan 2024

Changes

  • New: Support for ARRI custom color management looks
    Can extract up to 3 LUTs from Alexa 35 clips: CMT, DRT SDR, and DRT HDR.
  • New: Support for X-OCN footage from Sony Burano [XT only]
  • Improved: Scanning time of Venice 2 footage
  • Improved: Minor transcoding improvements for certain formats
    Can improve performance of, e.g., certain XAVC flavors on systems with strong CPUs (e.g., Intel MacPro).
  • Added: Metadata extraction of "ND Filter" for R3D footage
  • Removed: Sidecar file special handling in Blackmagic RAW importer
    Removed binding of .sidecar files to respective clips in offload wizard and library due to changes of BMD's folder structures.
  • Updated: ARRI Image SDK 8.1.0 / MXF Lib 4.1.7.0
  • Updated: Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.6
  • Updated: RED R3D SDK 8.4.0
  • Updated: Sony RAW SDK 5.0.0 / SMDK 4.24.0

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Creating reports could change library table layout
  • Fixed: Report layout configuration sometimes not persisted
  • Fixed: Automatic volume selection in "Offload (Last Mounted Volume)" feature was not always reliable
  • Fixed: Look matching wizard could unintentionally import metadata
    Could happen when unchecking the wizard's "Import metadata" checkbox after having visited the metadata preview step already.
  • Fixed: "Zoom to fit" sometimes not working on macOS 14
  • Fixed: "Sort Bins by…" menu broken on macOS 14
  • Fixed: Tangent panel actions "Select Next Node" and "Select Previous Node" swapped
  • Fixed: ARRIRAW monochrome footage not displayed correctly in ¼ decoding resolution mode
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.6.5

Mon, 04 Dec 2023

Changes

  • Added: "Sensor FPS" available as path wildcard for offloads
  • Improved: LockitNetwork metadata importer
    Import into metadata fields "Custom 1-6" with adjustable mapping via LockitNetwork

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Erros setting up SDI video output not reflected in UI
    Could lead to black internal player without notification.
  • Fixed: Very large backups could lead to crash
    Could run into system limitation of allowed file handles.
  • Fixed: Grading while in full-screen player did not updated view instantly
  • Fixed: Tangent panel commands "Previous Frame" and "Next Frame" did not work
  • Fixed: Look library's look name field sometimes lost focus while editing
  • Fixed: Look library scroll position was not restored
  • Fixed: Could not add new Slack channels anymore (outdated browser message)
  • Fixed: Transcoding presets with custom width or height set to "0" lead to crash
  • Fixed: Camera orientation metadata field not shown correctly
  • Fixed: Some MPEG-2 clips from old cameras failed transcoding at last frame
  • Fixed: Premiere XML export did not link multi-part clips and image sequences properly
  • Fixed: 3-Thumbnails report did not respect in/out points for thumbnail generation
  • Improved: Generic clips importer metadata extraction
  • Removed: LockitNetwork importer "Slate Additional" incorrectly mapped to "Crew Unit"
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.6.4

Mon, 25 Sep 2023

Changes

  • New: Ready for macOS 14 "Sonoma"
  • Changed: Marked macOS 11 deprecated
    You can continue working on macOS 11 with this release, but support will be removed in one of the next releases.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Result curves were missing in scopes
  • Fixed: License reactivation in daily activation mode sometimes failed with "Mismatch of client and server time"
  • Fixed: Opening look matching or LockitNetwork wizard while multiple bins were selected did not list clips from all bins
  • Fixed: Revealing job details could lead to UI hang
  • Fixed: Audio sync wizard could unintentionally import metadata
    Could happen when unchecking the wizard's "Import metadata" checkbox after having visited the metadata preview step already.

Silverstack - 8.6.3

Tue, 12 Sep 2023

Changes

  • Improved: Progress bar behavior for resumed and retried jobs

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Occasional crash switching to LUTs of larger dimension
  • Fixed: Alexa 35 ARRIRAW decoding artifacts on some Intel machines with macOS 13.5.x
    Forces non-parallel decoding on Intel macOS 13.5+ machines, can result in lower performance on those systems.
  • Fixed: Rare problem activating licenses
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.6.2

Mon, 21 Aug 2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Memory leak in multi destination transcoding
  • Fixed: Playback crashes sometimes when previewing look
  • Fixed: SDI-out dislocated for ProRes clips with resolution 4448x3096 [XT only]
  • Fixed: General info categories sometimes collapse unexpectedly
  • Fixed: ShotHub sync requires re-entry of credentials
  • Fixed: Some shortcuts not working
    Fixed "File>Seal>Folder", "File>Show Clips Clips and Documents", "File>Show Clips Only", and items in "File>Import"

Silverstack - 8.6.1

Wed, 02 Aug 2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Crashes in playback on Intel systems with macOS 11.x
    Fallback to legacy 3DLUT pipeline on all macOS 11.x systems
  • Fixed: "Unknown Error" transcoding to MP4
  • Fixed: Performance issues transcoding to H.264 in some situations
  • Fixed: Table layout chooser not working properly
  • Fixed: Thumbnail of cropped anamorphic clips shrinks to bottom left
    Use "Clip > Recreate Thumbnails" to fix broken thumbnails
  • Fixed: Processing of 8 bit full-range video clips defect
    Use "Clip > Recreate Thumbnails" to fix broken thumbnails
  • Fixed: Slack integration not working properly
  • Fixed: Cannot export multiple looks at once
  • Fixed: EDL import can lead to crash

Silverstack - 8.6

Wed, 26 Jul 2023

Changes

  • New: LockitNetwork metadata importer
    Import script/continuity metadata from the LockitNetwork cloud service
  • New: Optional daily license activation mode
    A convenient option for using the same license on multiple devices on different days
  • Improved: Decoding performance of H.264/H.265 and ProRes codecs
    Significant performance boosts for many video codecs (e.g., XAVC, XF-AVC, MXF-ProRes) on Apple Silicon systems with video and/or ProRes decode engines
  • Improved: ARRIRAW proxy decoding performance
    Boost of decoding speed with new ½ and ¼ resolution modes
  • Improved: Color accuracy for (YUV) video formats
    Better color accuracy for playback and transcoding with revised 16 bit video processing pipelines
  • Improved: ProRes ½ and ¼ decoding quality
    Better color accuracy when using 8 bit ½ and ¼ decoding resolution modes
  • Improved: AWS S3 upload (XT only)
    Support for upload of multi-part clips and better support for self-hosted "S3 compatible" server
  • Improved: Still image export preset management (XT only)
    On/Off switches for easier use of multiple export presets for different activities.
  • Improved: AMF Export with UUIDs (XT only)
    Unique identifiers for referencing batch-exported AMFs and their ALE index
  • Added: Support for monochrome ARRIRAW (and HDE) clips
    Some flavors of monochrome ARRIRAW require setting a hidden pref to activate the monochrome processing mode. Contact our support in case you are interested.
  • Added: Transfer header info metadata to library functionalities
    Automatic import or manual take-over of special metadata fields to Silverstack's custom fields
  • Added: Option to force H.264/H.265 (AVC) decoding to CPU
    Using the CPU instead of the video decode engines might perform better on systems with many CPU cores (e.g., Intel MacPro). Try checking the option in the Copy&Jobs preferences.
  • Added: SDI video output full/legal signal range selection (XT only)
  • Added: SDI video output RGB-YCbCr conversion matrix selection (XT only)
  • Added: Quick Entry field "Episode" in Scene/Shot/Take HUD
  • Changed: 3D LUT node processing
    New implementation for faster processing at equal quality
  • Changed: LUT interpolation mode
    New default: Tetrahedral; Removed: legacy interpolation mode for better image quality
  • Changed: Hidden pref for forcing "a" instead of "h" in Alexa 35 HDE clip names
    Due to new default behvior of Codex VFS. Contact our support in case you want the "a" option back.
  • Updated: ARRI Image SDK 8.0.0 / MXF Lib 4.1.4.0
  • Updated: Blackmagic RAW SDK 3.1

Bugfixes

  • Improved: Alexa 35 HDE scanning time via Codex VFS (XT only)
  • Fixed: Very long scanning times for MP4 files (e.g., XAVC-S) in offload wizard
    Results in some XAVC-S lens metadata not being extracted per default, opt-in deep scanning in XAVC-S format preferences.
  • Fixed: ProRes clips on Intel machines with the latest macOS versions led to crashes in ½ and ¼ decoding resolution mode
  • Fixed: Full-screen player needed to be clicked into before accepting arrow key navigation
  • Fixed: Look library thumbnails occasionally not created on recent macOS versions
  • Fixed: Sony RAW ingest took unnaturally long (XT only)
  • Fixed: Issues creating ASC-MHL in some multi-user scenarios
  • Fixed: 3D LUT export mentioned Livegrade as creator
  • Fixed: Crop 2,39:1 did not work with some region settings in the system settings
  • Fixed: Rare deadlocks when canceling offload jobs with many files
  • Fixed: Alexa 35 HDE verification failed on Silverstack Basic with verification behavior "Separate (per Job)"
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.5.2

Wed, 28 Jun 2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: New installations of Silverstack per default ingested clips without look
  • Fixed: ARI+ARX ARRIRAW flip property sometimes not read correctly
  • Fixed: Applying looks from library could apply invalid decoding colorspace
  • Fixed: Kinefinity ProRes footage with multistream-non interleaved audio track configurations could lead to crash in playback

Silverstack - 8.5.1

Thu, 04 May 2023

Changes

  • Added: Anamorphic desequeeze option 1.6

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: ARRIRAW clips with 29.97fps lead to crash
  • Fixed: Random color shifts in DJI CinemaDNG
  • Fixed: Some XAVC-S clips fail to transcode
  • Fixed: Some XAVC-S clips playback very slowly on Intel systems
  • Fixed: Volume playback priority not respected in edge cases
  • Fixed: JPEG image sequences displayed in linear colorspace
  • Fixed: "Develover cannot be verified" warning after downloading Silverstack
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.5

Tue, 11 Apr 2023

Changes

  • Added: Support for Sony MXF ProRes footage (Venice 1&2)
  • Added: Support for DJI Cinema DNG footage (XT only)
    Including custom RAW settings and decoding color space
  • Improved: ARRIRAW performance
    Significant boost, especially on M1 Ultra systems
  • Improved: Sony X-OCN performance (XT only)
    Improved performance with new Metal pipeline
  • Improved: AMF look export with ALE (XT only)
    Add an ALE index to your look export that references AMFs with clip names
  • Improved: LogC4 ARRIRAW decoding available for all ARRI cameras (XT only)
  • Improved: Re-introduced dynamic metadata extraction for ARRI QuickTime ProRes footage
  • Improved: Audio extraction for Sony FX-3 footage with particular audio configurations
  • Updated: ARRI Image SDK and MXF lib to 7.1.1/4.1.1.0
  • Updated: Rendering pipelines for non-RAW MXF clips and particular (minor) formats
  • Changed: Consolidated remaining ARRI importer
    Only one importer for all ARRI cameras and formats in offload wizard

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Offload job remaining time display (HDE offloads)
  • Fixed: Transcoding to particular custom resolutions failed in Metal pipeline
  • Fixed: Duplicate detection for Alexa 35 HDE clips
  • Fixed: Transcoding jobs were waiting for upload jobs in some situations
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.4.4

Wed, 22 Mar 2023

Changes

  • Changed: Maximum resolution for H264 transcodings now 8k
  • Changed: Project FPS of Phantom clips now editable (XT only)
    Fallback project FPS can also be configured in format preferences

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Performance issues and hangs in grid view playback (XT only)
  • Fixed: Hang when expanding/collapsing large folder trees
  • Fixed: Changing smart folder predicate did not properly update result
  • Fixed: Alexa 35 HDE offloads with verification behavior "Separate (per Job)"
  • Fixed: Sealing with Lost&Found items
  • Fixed: AWS S3 upload with files >50GB (XT only)
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.4.3

Wed, 22 Feb 2023

Changes

  • Improved: Allow editing of the project fps for Phantom clips

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Metal based ARRIRAW transcoding can produce duplicate frames
  • Fixed: Wrong sensor fps extracted for certain ARRI MXF clips
  • Fixed: Changing the decoding colorspace setting does not apply directly to clips already loaded in the player
  • Fixed: Transcoding wildcards are not available in the Chinese localization

Silverstack - 8.4.2

Mon, 13 Feb 2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Crash when ingesting certain .arx clips
  • Fixed: MHL creation can fail with some path configurations
  • Fixed: Phantom clips are decoded with wrong colors
  • Fixed: Playback view and mini player do not update the timeline if selecting multiple folders
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

Silverstack - 8.4.1

Wed, 08 Feb 2023

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Opening the mini player lead to crashes
  • Fixed: Very large files could not be uploaded to S3
  • Fixed: Regular library backups caused migration backups to be deleted
  • Fixed: Migration for ARRI Amira Clips
  • Fixed: Playback grid view was not updated in some cases
  • Fixed: Transcoding preset without names could lead to crashes
  • Fixed: Keyboard shortcuts "." and "," for audio slipping
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

Silverstack - 8.4

Wed, 01 Feb 2023

Changes

  • New: RAW decoding color space
    Choose decoding color space for ALEXA Mini LF, Sony X-OCN, and Canon CRM footage
  • New: ASC-MHL hash manifest histories
    Activate in "Copy & Job"-preferences to create or continue ASC-MHL histories during offload and backup
  • New: Transcoding with automatic decoding quality
    Chooses decoding quality automatically based on source and target resolution
  • New: Support for Alexa 35 HDE workflow with Codex Device Manager 7.0 Beta (Silverstack XT only)
    On-the-fly HDE compression during offload via VFS, metadata extraction, and playback
  • New: Support for Venice 2 - Firmware 2 (Silverstack XT only)
    New Raw formats; Custom LUT extraction
  • New: Support for AMF import without IDTs
  • New: More checksum methods available for offload and verification
    Added C4ID, XXH3, XXH128 algorithms. Please note these checksum methods are not compatible with Sealing.
  • Improved: Verification Speed
    Better speed on M1 systems through platform-specific optimizations; Faster file size check methods
  • Improved: Sony X-OCN and Canon CRM default color space and gamut
    Now processed with "as shot" color space and gamut per default
  • Improved: ARRIRAW processing now also available via Metal API
    Faster processing on modern systems
  • Improved: Metadata extraction for certain cameras/formats
    More and better metadata extracted for, e.g. ARRI ALEXA 35, Sony FX-3, DJI (ProRes), Canon CRM
  • Improved: Codex VFS scanning
    Checked for complete initialization before starting offload wizard
  • Improved: More transcoding job parameters available in job detail view
  • Changed: REDCODE RAW footage import
    Applying "as-shot" grading (ignore custom REDCINE-X grading) on import; Forcing IPP2 color pipeline
  • Changed: Consolidated importer for ARRI Cameras
    Removed redundancies and updated metadata extraction
  • Changed: ARRI ALEXA 35 custom LUT extraction
    Now applying creative log2log-LUT and log2rec709-LUT separately
  • Changed: Better handling and transparency for resource inconsistencies of multi-part clips
  • Changed: Abstraction of decoding quality modes for all formats
    No more format-specific settings; Use "Auto Select"-mode or manually choose one decoding preference for all formats. Existing presets are updated to "Auto Select" mode.
  • Changed: ALE ASC_SOP column
    Removed space character between SOP blocks
  • Changed: Metadata fields EI/ISO, White Balance, and Tint
    Not manually editable anymore; Renamed with suffix "(clip)" to differentiate versus new "(current)"-fields which reflect custom RAW settings
  • Changed: New columns in main table and reports
    Custom RAW settings: "EI/ISO (current)", "WB (current)", "Tint (current)"; New Hashes: "C4ID", "XXH3", "XXH128"
  • Changed: Renamed columns in main table and reports
    "XXHash 64 BE" → "XXH64"; "EI/ISO" → "EI/ISO (clip)", "White Balance" → "WB (clip)", "Tint" → "Tint (clip)"
  • Changed: Removed columns in main table and reports
    "XXHash 64" (redundant with former XXHash 64 BE), "Device ID" (redundant with Recorder ID)
  • Updated: Sony RAW SDK and SMDK to 4.1.0 / 4.22.0
  • Updated: Canon CRM SDK to 2.8
  • Updated: ARRI Image SDK and MXF lib to 7.1.0 / 4.0.46.0p
  • Updated: Amazon AWS SDK to 1.9.379
  • Removed: Dynamic metadata extraction for legacy ARRI MOV clips
    Not compatible with latest ARRI SDKs anymore
  • Migration: Changed library structure, requires migration of project (also on ShotHub)
    If synced with ShotHub, the migration excludes older Silverstack versions from syncing with this cloud project
  • Minimum system requirement: macOS 11.0

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Grid view - potential crash when extending selection
  • Fixed: ScopeBox App integration not working when using Metal API
  • Fixed: Resolve export - could not export with footage offline
  • Fixed: Job size of queued "second run" jobs not correctly displayed
  • Fixed: Failed Webgate.io upload can lead to crash in some situations
  • Fixed: Cue point editing sometimes automatically escaped
  • Fixed: Audio reading problems for some ARRI ALEXA 35 footage
  • Fixed: "Sync Audio" button not visible when internal tracks available
  • Fixed: Path wildcards not always resolved in Japanese and Chinese translation of UI
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes, stability, and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.3.4

Wed, 07 Dec 2022

Changes

  • Improved: DaVinci Resolve CSV export
    Added new column "Shoot Day" and option to configure data in column "Reel Name" (Reel Name, Clip Name or Source File Name)
  • Improved: QTake XML import
    Can import more information: Episode, Focal Length, Shooting Day, Location, Actor, Director
  • Added: Anamorphic desqueeze factor "1.85"
  • Added: Burn-in wildcard "Shutter Angle"

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Separate verification jobs unexpectedly slow on some volumes
    Can improve speed of separate verification jobs - as in LTFS backups or offloads with verification behavior "Separate (per Job)"
  • Fixed: Focal length not extracted from some Alexa 35 clips
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.3.3

Mon, 24 Oct 2022

Changes

  • Prepared for MacOS 13 Ventura

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Audio issues on macOS 13 with some formats
  • Fixed: General info edit panel "Zeiss Lens Correction" UI broken
  • Fixed: Minor bug with special characters in slating fields

Silverstack - 8.3.2

Tue, 18 Oct 2022

Changes

  • Changed: Transcoding preset output resolution now allows up to 16k
  • Added: Burn-in wildcard "Look Source Name"
  • Updated: Japanese translation for some UI elements

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Clips from certain Sony FX-3 devices cause crash during scanning
  • Fixed: RED transcoding and playback issues on multi-GPU systems
  • Fixed: Manual audio-video synchronization (via slate markers) invalidated when syncing the library with ShotHub in certain cases
    Auto audio-sync (via timecode) was not affected. Contact support@pomfort.com if you need help restoring the audio-video synchronization in your library.
  • Fixed: Verify wizard did not display correct job size in certain scenarios
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.3.1

Thu, 29 Sep 2022

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Some ARRI Alexa Mini LF ProRes clips not supported by latest ARRI MXF lib
    Added fallback to old ARRI MXF lib for those clips
  • Fixed: Sync of some ShotHub projects might fail due to invalid LUT data being processed

Silverstack - 8.3

Wed, 28 Sep 2022

Changes

  • Added: Support for ARRI Alexa 35
    Added support for Alexa 35 LogC4 footage in ARRIRAW, HDE, and ProRes format; Added ARRI LogC4 IDT and preset LUTs
  • Improved: RED R3D decoding performance
    Significant playback and transcoding performance boosts, especially on powerful systems (up to 5 times faster transcoding on M1 Ultra)
  • Improved: Canon CRM decoding performance
    Significant playback and transcoding performance boosts, especially on powerful systems (up to 2 times faster transcoding on M1 Ultra)
  • New: Import of ACES Metadata Files (AMF)
    Including Common LUT Format files (CLF)
  • New: Job status per volume in offload menu
    Quickly check the states of all jobs requiring a specific volume; Activate the enhanced UI in the general preferences
  • New: Volume last seen info (via ShotHub)
    Shows in volume view which user was the last one to have a drive connected and when (only for projects synced with ShotHub)
  • Improved: RED clips (IPP2) grading with in-camera look
    Take over CDL and LUT from clip metadata for manual grading ("Edit Look")
  • Improved: Support for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k G2
  • Improved: Support for Canon EOS R5
  • Improved: Metadata extraction with Sony A7s importer
    More information about used codec; Added support for Sony FX-3
  • Improved: Main table column selection menu
    Added "Reveal" button (scrolls main table to position of column); Added related search keywords (e.g. also find "Tilt" column when searching for "Roll")
  • Improved: General info filter field
    Retrieve fields with related search keywords (e.g. find "White Balance" when searching for "Tint")
  • Improved: Header info tab keeps scroll position when switching clips
  • Changed: Increased maximum read buffer size used during copy and verification of file sequences
    May improve copy performance of file sequences on some network shares and raid systems
  • Changed: ALE placeholder for empty shot/take fields
    Was: '?' (question mark), changed to ' ' (blank) for better workflow with AVID
  • Changed: Option "Use Metal API"
    On by default to benefit from major improvements
  • Updated: Japanese user interface
  • Updated ARRI Image SDK to 7.0.3 / ARRI MXF lib 4.0.43.0
  • Updated RED R3D SDK to 8.3.1
  • Updated Canon CRM SDK to 2.8
  • Updated Blackmagic RAW SDK to 2.6
  • Migration: Changed library structure, requires migration of project (also on ShotHub)
    If synced with ShotHub, the migration excludes older Silverstack versions from syncing with this cloud project
  • Deprecation: Silverstack 8.3.x is the last version with support for macOS 10.15.7

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Crashes in Volumes view
  • Fixed: File sequences with zero bytes showed up as 105 TB
  • Fixed: Table could not be reorganized in empty project
  • Fixed: Minor crashes linked to using Chinese / Japanese user interface
  • Miscellaneous smaller bug fixes, UI and stability improvements

Silverstack - 8.2.4

Tue, 30 Aug 2022

Changes

  • Improved: SDI out via Kona 5 supported up to 60fps UHD (Silverstack XT+Lab only)
  • Improved: FXCPXML export includes synced audio clips with offset and mono files
  • Updated: ShotHub upload wizard supports new team selection

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Trashed items showed up in volume resources
    Could lead to issues with volume sealing
  • Fixed: Clip library sync with ShotHub was not triggered automatically in some situations
  • Fixed: Rare problem with handling of multi part clips in copy jobs
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.2.3

Wed, 29 Jun 2022

Changes

  • Added: "Shooting Day" now available for smart folder predicates
  • Added: Burn-in wildcards for clip's "Shooting Day" and "Crew Unit"
  • Improved: PDF Report "Resources" column sorting
    File paths of resources now listed in order of creation date (as in resources panel)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: ALE "Source File" and potentially "Tape" column of transcoded clips showed transcode's file name rather than OCF's name
  • Fixed: ARRIRAW LUTs not correctly extracted when reading from Codex VFS
  • Fixed: Metadata scanning and ingesting errors with some Sony card readers (timeout)
  • Fixed: Verified state of folders sometimes not updated when moving bins between folders
  • Fixed: Scopes potentially not displayed correctly when using Metal API
  • Fixed: CSV export column "Resources" did show count rather than file paths
  • Fixed: PDF/HTML export column "Missing" and "Playable" not populated
  • Fixed: Applying looks from look library (or copy&pasting them) did sometimes not update playback view instantly
  • Fixed: Switching between clips in Grid/Wipe view sometimes showed slight "fading" effect when using Metal API
  • Fixed: "Audio TC Offset" for footage with non-integer FPS and manual slipping potentially miscalculated by 1 frame
  • Fixed: "Take over metadata" settings in look and audio matching not remembered independently
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.2.2

Thu, 19 May 2022

Changes

  • Changed: S3 Upload - removed support for upload of "split clips" (certain camera formats)
    Not working properly yet, will re-introduce in a later version

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Offload rename sorting did not sort as expected
  • Fixed: Hang or "Resource Offline" during playback in some situations
  • Fixed: Memory release in knee node

Silverstack - 8.2.1

Thu, 12 May 2022

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Duplicate file names alert when trying to offload multi-part clips

Silverstack - 8.2

Thu, 12 May 2022

Changes

  • New: (XT only) Direct upload of files to AWS S3
  • New: Support for ACES version 1.3.0, including “Reference Gamut Compress” parameter
  • New: “Knee Curve” node for creating simple “knee” and “toe” curve adjustments
  • New: Load Common LUT Format (CLF) files in ACES LMT node
  • New: LUT Interpolation Preferences
    Choose between different interpolation methods, including tetrahedral interpolation for improved color accuracy
  • New: New ACES look metadata fields
    “ACES Input Transform”, “ACES Input TransformID”, “ACES Output Transform”, “ACES Output TransformID”, “Reference Gamut Compress” and “LMT Nodes”
  • New: GPU acceleration for Canon RAW now also on M1 (with Metal API)
  • New: ALE export options
    Options to export camera letters lowercased and to leave “Name” column blank - for better matching in some AVID workflows
  • Improved: ALE export performance
  • Improved: ALE export value mapping
    “Cue Points” now listed with more information; Made “Tracks” column more consistent with “TRK” for OCF; “FPS” header was sometimes not correctly filled
  • Improved: Library Sync via ShotHub
    More robustness in unreliable network conditions; Improved UI; Better handling/communication in case of errors; Fixes and improvements under the hood
  • Improved: Rename on offload feature
    New Option to sort clips by timecode, creation date, or file name before adding unique number
  • Improved: Export to Final Cut Pro X
    Updated to FCPXML v1.9; Transfer clips, bins or folder structure as event and projects including synced audio clips to Final Cut Pro X
  • Improved: Metadata information “Soundroll” is added DNx transcodes' MXF container
  • Improved: Panasonic Varicam input now correctly ingests full range clips
  • Improved: Sony a7S input now correctly ingests full range XAVC-MP4 clips
  • Improved: Zoelog import wizard
    New option to set a time offset; Shows more metadata information for easier resolving of multiple matches
  • Changed: macOS 10.15.x now marked as deprecated
    Still works, but support will be removed in one of the upcoming releases
  • Changed: Removed “Tape” column from library table (redundancy with “Reel/Tape”)
  • Changed: Removed option to deactivate RED GPU debayer
  • Changed: Reset switch to use legacy ARRI SDK v6
  • Changed: Vectorscope UI adapted to Livegrade
    Boxes for the main colors indicate 100% saturation in the video scopes
  • Updated RED R3D SDK to 8.2.2
    Fixes image artifacts, color shifts and crash/hangs for special clips in specific configurations

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Chinese and Japanese user interface - filters did not work correctly in jobs and volumes list
  • Fixed: Display issues of ARRI-ProRes clips with sensor-crop in Metal API
  • Fixed: Positioning of images in oversized crop container
  • Fixed: Artifacts in last line for some CRM clips at half and quarter res
  • Fixed: ALE was sometimes missing FPS information in header
  • Fixed: Exporting multiple still image presets with project settings was not possible
  • Fixed: Extraction of empty dynamic metadata could overwrite static metadata in library with blank values
  • Fixed: Failing of still image export for specific clips
  • Fixed: Looks sometimes incorrectly labeled as “modified”
  • Fixed: Possible crash when editing metadata in general info
  • Fixed: Possible verify error when offloading .ais files
  • Miscellaneous smaller bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.1.2

Thu, 31 Mar 2022

Changes

  • Updated Sony RAW SDK to 4.0.0
  • Added: Support for Venice 2 footage
  • Added: Extraction of anamorphic factor for Sony RAW clips
  • Added: Option to deactivate Metal API in preferences
  • Improved: Chinese user interface
    Fixed: Cascading copy checkbox did not work correctly; updated a few translations

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Sony RAW clips in cine colorspace displayed with non-cine SG3-to-s709 LUT
    Previously ingested clips had slightly different look
  • Fixed: Thumbnails not updated after look matching via PFLA
  • Fixed: Edit button for "Tape/Reel" in gerneral info missing for audio clips
  • Fixed: Custom switch for overwriting "Project FPS" did not work anymore
  • Fixed: Some rotated clips (portrait format) crashed in playback
  • Fixed: ARRIRAW .ari/.arx clips with noise reduction in metadata could lead to crash
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.1.1

Thu, 24 Feb 2022

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Creating clip report with 3 thumbnails could lead to crash
  • Fixed: Metadata editing in some fields of general info defect
  • Fixed: Generic CSV Metadata export not working with column "Dynamic Metadata"
  • Fixed: Shortcut "⌘ + ⌫" could move bins to trash even when library window in background (e.g. offload wizard open)
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

Silverstack - 8.1

Wed, 16 Feb 2022

Changes

  • New: Input-depended offload settings
    Automatically apply input specific offload settings by associating templates with input devices
  • New: All remaining formats now decoded and encoded natively on Apple Silicon
  • New: ZoeLog CSV metadata import
  • New: Support for Livegrade looks with FilmLight BLG grading mode
  • New: UI available in Chinese
  • Improved: ARRIRAW and CRM decoding performance on most systems
  • Improved: R3D decoding and ProRes encoding performance on newer Apple Silicon hardware
  • Improved: Thumbnail caching during grading
  • Improved: Volume management for running and queued tasks (ejection prevention)
  • Improved: For all ARRIRAW file types, extracting LUT from clip metadata (for manual grading) now available
  • Improved: Ingest of mixed ProRes/ARRIRAW cards (Mini LF) makes both clip types appear as clips
  • Added: More static metadata fields available for burn-ins (Lens data, Tilt+Roll, CDL)
  • Added: Adobe XML export option to derive "Tape Name" from "Video Clip Name"
  • Added: Tooltips for all metadata fields in main table and "General Info"
  • Changed: Library database structure
    Will prompt before migrating old project to new structure
  • Changed: ARRIRAW processing
    May lead to slight color shifts in comparison to clips ingested in former Silverstack versions
  • Changed: Default settings
    Metal API decoding / encoding activated on all systems; RED GPU decoding activated on M1 systems
  • Changed: Shortcuts
    Toogle sidebars with ⇧ + [1, 2, 3], double-click on title bar to maximize application window
  • Changed: Main table and general info tab
    Adjusted some value formatting for more consistency
  • Changed: CSV export (resolved some inconsistencies and bugs)
    Date Format now Generic ISO8601; "Focal Length" includes "mm" suffix; "Focus Distance" formatted as in table (metric/imperial); "White Balance" includes "K" suffix; "Duration" rounded to full seconds without decimal places; "Grading Mode"/"Verification State"/"Remote Resources" human-readable strings; some bool values formatted as "Yes"/"No"/""; decimal separator consistently '.'
  • Changed: Ignore patterns
    Moved hardcoded ignore of hash files in specific subfolders ("*/md5/*.md5" and "*/sha1/*.sha1") to cusomizeable ignore patterns
  • Changed: Total clip count in project chooser does not count items in trash
  • Updated ARRI Image SDK to 7.0.0-rc6
    ½ and ¼ decoding resolution no longer available for ARRIRAW
  • Updated RED R3D SDK to 8.2.1
  • Updated Blackmagic RAW SDK to 2.2
  • Updated Canon CRM SDK to 2.7

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Editing bin names sometimes not possible
  • Fixed: Missing production info on some reports with specifc combination of settings
  • Fixed: Offload wizard showed incorrect size estimation for HDE offloads
  • Fixed: Occasional crash when offloading a very large amout of files
  • Fixed: Look issues with certain R3D clips in IPP2
  • Fixed: Crash when opening Silverstack application with secondary user account on macOS
  • Fixed: Plackback and JKL bugs/hangs
  • Fixed: New slating shortcus introduced leading '0' in "Scene"/"Shot"/"Take"
  • Fixed: ProRes codec appeared with slightly different name on new M1 Pro/Max machines
  • Fixed: Empty LUT name for some ARRI clips
  • Fixed: Specific invalid RED format preference combination lead to crash
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.0.6

Thu, 20 Jan 2022

Changes

  • Improved: Indication in grading panel when LUT from camera file is used for ARRIRAW clips

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Some ProRes clips on M1 Pro/Max systems appeared cropped in playback and transcodes when using half or quarter decoding resolution
  • Fixed: Transcoding issues (stuttering) when using multi-preset transcoding with Metal enabled
  • Fixed: Could not open files with multiple video streams (e.g. clips from some DJI Drones)
  • Fixed: Library folder tree A-Z sorting issues on some systems
  • Fixed: Cue Point type could not be changed occasionally
  • Fixed: PSLA Import could lead to inconsistencies of displayed project name
  • Miscellaneous playback and transcoding fixes and improvements

Silverstack - 8.0.5

Wed, 15 Dec 2021

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: BRAW some metadata not correctly imported
  • Fixed: Sony FX-3 timecode not correctly imported
  • Fixed: Canon C300/C500 Mark III white balance not correctly imported
  • Fixed: Import and copy/paste looks with reset curves node
  • Fixed: Smart folder count did not respect "Show Clips Only" setting
  • Fixed: Bug syncing resources to ShotHub
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.0.4

Wed, 01 Dec 2021

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Check for updates could cause crash
  • Fixed: "Every Frame Playback" and JKL not working on macOS 12
  • Fixed: Possible frameline inconsistencies on SDI-out for special clips when using reduced decoding resolution
  • Fixed: In certain cases switching between clips in playback view could cause crash
  • Fixed: Grading of Cinema DNG could lead to hang
  • Fixed: RED "IPP2 for Custom Looks" was not enabled by default in SST 8.0.x
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes and UI improvements

Silverstack - 8.0.3

Wed, 24 Nov 2021

Changes

  • Added: Support for Venice tilt and roll metadata
  • Improved: Drylab export wizard now excludes trashed items
  • Improved: Relinking supports clips that were renamed on offload

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Slack notifications login page
  • Fixed: Enabled metal pipeline led to display issues with some clips
  • Fixed: Enabled metal pipeline led to inconsistent waveform for some clips
  • Fixed: Some DNxHRs were displayed stretched and off-color
  • Fixed: Special BRAW clips could lead to hang or crash
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes and improvements

Silverstack - 8.0.2

Thu, 04 Nov 2021

Changes

  • Improved: Performance of HDE offload speed on SAN storage systems

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Silverstack 8 used Silverstack 7 library folder

Silverstack - 8.0.1

Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Changes

  • Added: Enable Metal Graphics
    Added checkbox to "Use Metal Graphics", account preferences > copy + jobs > transcoding

Bugfixes

  • Fixed: Update of playhead position in audio detail view
  • Fixed: Pan of audio track did not work and influenced pan of other tracks
  • Fixed: Audio track selection when switching clips
  • Fixed: Crop value was not formatted in PDF reports
  • Fixed: Application crashed when adding cuepoint via playback-hud

Silverstack - 8.0.0

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

Changes

  • New: Library Sync via ShotHub
    Keep a shared project clip library in sync across multiple Silverstack applications via ShotHub
  • New: ShotID for referencing clips on ShotHub
    Forward the ShotID or burn it as QR code into transcodes to reference the clip's metadata on ShotHub via web interface
  • Added: Multiple Audio Slate Markers
    Sync multiple video clips with the same or different claps on one audio clip
  • Updated: Metadata Import Wizards
    Preview of changes before importing metadata from other applications, more options to adjust import, better mapping to Silverstack's metadata
  • Improved: Support for more slating systems
    Different systems (Standard/American/All) with individual configuration and actions
  • Added: File renaming during offload
    (for selected cameras and formats)
  • Improved: Library layout condensation
    Option to show all columns with metadata or hide empty columns
  • Improved: Custom Fields and Labels
    Can now be named for each project individually
  • Added: Metal support
    Improves the performance of ProRes processing on certain systems
  • Added: RED GPU decoding
    Can improve processing speed of R3D files on system with low CPU performance (opt-in)

 

 

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