4 Ways to Transfer Metadata With Your Dailies – and Why to Do It 5 min read

4 Ways to Transfer Metadata With Your Dailies – and Why to Do It

When creating dailies on set or near set, you want to create them in a way that makes the following production steps as smooth as possible. Passing on relevant metadata together with the transcoded clips can contribute to that. In this article we will evaluate the benefits of passing on metadata together with transcoded clips, introduce different ways of doing so, and explain how Silverstack Lab helps with it.

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A smooth data workflow across multiple units: DIT Stefan Weßling talks about the production of “Capelli Code” 9 min read

A smooth data workflow across multiple units: DIT Stefan Weßling talks about the production of “Capelli Code”

Getting all your technical equipment and the entire crew to the designated shooting location can easily become a challenging scenario, especially when shooting at remote locations with hardly any road access. That’s exactly what DIT Stefan Weßling experienced on the production „Capelli Code“, when he had to get his setup to a location in the Swiss Alps that was only reachable by a 45-minutes ride on a snowcat.

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My DIT Cart: Takeshi Yamaguchi 8 min read

My DIT Cart: Takeshi Yamaguchi

DIT carts are used in a variety of different settings. Sometimes there is space for a cart that’s large enough to host your entire equipment, while other situations require a more compact and mobile setup. In order to best meet the requirements of all those different settings, Takeshi Yamaguchi works with three different carts.

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Why Not to Copy Footage with Finder or Explorer 6 min read

Why Not to Copy Footage with Finder or Explorer

Your computer’s built in file manager is a great tool. It’s great for finding and accessing certain documents, and for moving single files, e.g. onto a USB stick. However, when it comes to copying professional camera footage, the Finder should best be avoided.

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How to Troubleshoot Slow Copy Speed 4 min read

How to Troubleshoot Slow Copy Speed

Everyone who copies digital media files will probably experience this at some point: You’ve successfully set up your equipment, started offloading the first files… and notice that the copy speed is much slower than you were expecting. If you are in this situation, you will probably want to understand where the slow copy speed comes from and fix it. But what’s the best way to go about this?

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