Rename files during offload with Silverstack 4 min read

Rename files during offload with Silverstack

There are a lot of situations where shooting with action cameras or DSLRs allow stunning perspectives and prevent expensive gear from possible damage. But many consumer cameras don’t come with the elaborate file naming mechanisms of professional camera systems. Wouldn’t it be nice if Silverstack could help you take care of ambiguous file names in your usual offloading workflow and with minimal effort?

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Round-trip from set to post: 5 ways to benefit from Livegrade Studio’s FilmLight integration 6 min read

Round-trip from set to post: 5 ways to benefit from Livegrade Studio’s FilmLight integration

With Livegrade Studio, you can natively grade on set in the FilmLight color pipeline and share your looks with post-production departments via FilmLight’s proprietary look exchange format BLG. In this article, we’re pointing out five ways in which your overall color workflow and all involved team members benefit from using the FilmLight color pipeline from set to post.

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The Power of Wildcards 7 min read

The Power of Wildcards

Wildcards, or more appropriately “path wildcards”, are representations of metadata fields that can be used as a placeholder for the specific metadata of a certain type of asset. 
In the following, we’ll break down this useful concept and make it real tangible by giving you reasons for and practical examples of using wildcards in your workflows. 

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Pomfort Basics

Multi-Destination Offload vs. Cascading Copy: What’s the Difference? 4 min read

Multi-Destination Offload vs. Cascading Copy: What’s the Difference?

Silverstack helps you to back up camera cards to multiple destinations in one instance. While you can add various copy destinations for copying data in parallel, there’s a particular setting for a multi-destination backup called “Cascading Copy”. In this blog post, we want to explore Silverstack’s Cascading Copy functionality, outline its similarities and differences compared to a regular multi-destination backup, and explain how exactly it benefits you.

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Reducing Manual Metadata Editing: Four Approaches to Managing Slate Information 5 min read

Reducing Manual Metadata Editing: Four Approaches to Managing Slate Information

When working with loads of metadata in fast-paced film production environments, every reduction of manual effort is helpful. Hence, it’s a common aim to track metadata in a way that keeps manual entries and maintenance to a minimum – at best, you find yourself entering metadata only once. In this article, we’ll discuss four different approaches to doing so.

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Pomfort Basics

How To Create Consistent Looks by using Reference Media 11 min read

How To Create Consistent Looks by using Reference Media

Did you recently start using Livegrade, and are you looking for the best way to achieve look consistency across the whole production? In that case, this “Pomfort Basics” article is especially for you as we will cover this topic in depth and through the lens of a beginner. So, let’s shine some light on working with reference media in Livegrade.

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Five use cases to benefit from the new library sync feature in a smaller production or a large team 5 min read

Five use cases to benefit from the new library sync feature in a smaller production or a large team

There are many reasons to share your Silverstack project across multiple devices, like choosing another computer when leaving the set or collaborating with your team on location. This article will outline some exemplary use cases to give you an idea of how your workflow can benefit from the library sync feature – whether you are working in a team, or coordinating multiple crew units across the world.

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5 Use Cases For Your Mobile Device On Set in the Pomfort Ecosystem 5 min read

5 Use Cases For Your Mobile Device On Set in the Pomfort Ecosystem

Compared to other devices which may be more powerful in certain respects, your mobile device has a central advantage: It’s always by your side. Hence, it allows you to take care of things on the go, which often saves time and effort. In this article, we’ll look at five use cases for mobile device usage within the Pomfort Ecosystem. So keep reading to learn what’s possible with just a few taps of your finger!

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Manage and Exchange Reference Media in Livegrade 7 min read

Manage and Exchange Reference Media in Livegrade

Reference media play a crucial role in the development process of looks as they help to consistently maintain the DP’s creative intent throughout the whole production. Hence, the recording of reference movies and the creation of reference still images are essential tasks during the on-set look creation process. This blog post provides a hands-on overview of how you can handle large and complex projects in multi-user and multi-machine workflows efficiently using Livegrade’s media management capabilities.

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