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Structure media in a cost effective way

Trace media, look up metadata, and quality-check material in Silverstack’s powerful clip library.

The clearly arranged metadata library connects professionals with their media in a more powerful, efficient and collaborative way. The latest Silverstack generation easily deals with tens of thousands of clips and ensures high performance access to all relevant clip information.

Backup huge amounts of movie data in shorter time

Offload and archive in high-speed with checksum verification – Silverstack offers all the data security you need.

Benefit from Silverstack’s tuned copy engine and use features like cascading copy and the new checksum type "xxhash" to get the best performance out of the latest storage hardware. The new Silverstack XT version also enables fast data transfers to LTO tape drives via LTFS.

Share and distribute clip information

Create clip reports, transfer and merge several Silverstack libraries, and transcode clips for preview.

Easily create customizable PDF reports, and exchange metadata libraries between several Silverstack systems for transferring all necessary clip information to the next production step. Benefit from Silverstack as a central ingest and data management station in a distributed production environment.

Process and analyze source material of a variety of professional cameras

Manage all professional camera formats including RAW and “Log” media in one unified database.

For a wide range of selected camera formats, Silverstack enables native playback of source material, supports comprehensive metadata management and allows to transcode material into QuickTime movies. All kind of files including sound files, photos, or production documents are copied and managed the same, secure way.

Silverstack and Silverstack XT

Silverstack covers all functionality for comprehensive on-set data management. Silverstack XT extends these features by additional formats, distributed workflows and specific post features.

Features: Silverstack Silverstack XT
Import Library, EDL Conform
Offload Wizard Templates and LTFS Support
Sony F55 / F65 RAW and Phantom RAW advanced support
All other advanced supported formats, all other features
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What's new in version 4.2 ?

Silverstack 4.2 is a larger update with lots of improvements and support for new formats:

  • Improved Offload Wizard: All offload steps are now combined in one window – offers improved overview and less clicks.

  • Offload Wizard Templates (XT only): Store offload settings and destination paths in templates, and recall them easily.

  • Phantom file support (XT only): Metadata extraction, thumbnails, and playback of Phantom files.

  • More improvements and fixes: More than 30 additional improvements and fixes for data management, metadata, reports and various formats.

A detailed list of all changes can be found here:

What's new in version 4.1 ?

Silverstack 4.1 is a maintenance update that brings updated SDKs for various cameras and a bunch of smaller fixes. In addition to that it includes advanced support for two new camera systems:

  • AVC-Intra: Advanced camera support for Panasonic Varicam 35 up to 4K resolution.

  • XAVC S: Advanced camera support for Sony a7S in Full HD.


What's new in version 4 ?

Silverstack 4 is a major update with focus on improved data management capabilities and now enables more integrated workflows from set to post.

Major topics of Silverstack v4:

  • Overall improvement of copy speed: Includes a completely revised copy engine and the new super-fast checksum type “xxhash”

  • Sony F55 / F65 RAW and ProRes XQ support: Enables playback, metadata extraction, thumbnail creation, and transcoding.

  • Accelerated backup processes to LTO tapes via LTFS: Speeds up the copy and checksum verification process to LTO tapes.

  • “Cascading copy” for faster processing cycles of media: Makes copy tasks more efficient by first copying to fast destinations and from there in a second run to slower drives.

  • Set and Set-to-Post workflows with multiple Silverstack libraries: Imports and merges different libraries from several workstations into one master project.

  • Lots of further new features: Comes with still image export, a new report type with larger thumbnails, and file verification tailored to Set-to-Post workflows.

  • Best performance with large libraries: Allows optimized handling of large projects with tens of thousands of clips.

  • Improved job control: Provides better overview of running and finished jobs, simplifies job abortion and error handling.

  • Updated user interface: Makes the important tasks easier to perform.

A more detailed list of features that are new in Silverstack 4 compared to Silverstack 3 can be found here. Silverstack 4 is available for subscription and rental in our Online Shop.

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