This first part of our three-part series, “Metadata Journey in the Pomfort Ecosystem and Beyond”, covers use cases for on-set metadata handling and the derived benefits for DITs using Livegrade.
To prepare on-set data assets for post-production, Netflix productions must create a folder structure that meets the minimum requirements outlined by Netflix. This blog post illustrates how you can use Silverstack to create the structure that matches the example provided in the Netflix Prodicle article. You learn how to set up a custom folder structure for destination-drives and utilize metadata from the offloaded clips and Silverstack’s library for the path naming process.
By explaining and contrasting a few core characteristics of LUTs and Pomfort Looks, this article highlights the benefits of using Pomfort Looks when operating within the Pomfort Ecosystem. You’ll also get detailed step-by-step instructions for building looks in Silverstack Lab and exchanging them between Pomfort applications.
In contemporary productions, communicating relevant metadata to the VFX department is increasingly demanded. Consequently, DITs and dailies operators need tools to collect metadata and pass it on to VFX supervisors or post departments. Dynamic metadata, which contains frame-accurate value changes of camera and lens parameters, offers full transparency. Hence, spreadsheet files carrying tables of dynamic shot metadata such as CSV become common intermediate formats for VFX-heavy productions and shows that are applying new techniques such as virtual production. This article sheds light on the dynamic metadata features in Livegrade Studio and the Silverstack family.
At the start of a new production, DITs and dailies operators need to ensure their software and hardware are perfectly configured so that all individual requirements of the production are met. Consequently, prep work plays a decisive role and can often be time-consuming. This article shows how software configuration processes can get accelerated and become a lot more convenient than you would expect.
We are well aware of the great importance and the vast number of skilled professionals taking care of flawless audio recording on set. However, film production can sometimes feel like a rather image-centric industry, as this saying illustrates: “You only know that you have audio when you suddenly don’t.” While we have to admit that our Silverstack products also mainly focus on handling image-based material, they do come with valuable audio features!
Taking inspiration from labels in the analog world, digital products adopted this generic concept for their specific purposes. Our products Livegrade and Silverstack, also let you add customizable labels to either shots (Livegrade) or clips (Silverstack). In addition, our cloud application ShotHub enables you to transmit labels for look matching in Silverstack. This blog post explains how to make the most out of this handy feature by highlighting essential practicalities and key benefits of using labels within the Pomfort ecosystem.
With the last update of Livegrade, numerous new features and grading controls have been added, which offer more variability in creating and adapting looks and further support the DIT in making them accessible directly on the film set. Over the past few months, we have posted a three-part series on this topic on our blog, which we would like to put in an immediate context in this compilation article and thus offer a good foundation for making working with Livegrade a real pleasure.
When starting a secure copy process of clips with Silverstack, you first ingest the video clips and all other related files into the Silverstack library. Silverstack supports you in detecting video clips automatically, to then supply playback, metadata etc. in its library. To work most efficiently with the clip library after the ingest, it makes sense to be aware of some basic concepts and also of spots in the UI of the app, that give you important information about what is currently displayed. This blog post aims to give you the most important basics when handling video clips and files with Silverstack.
The curve nodes in Livegrade and Silverstack Lab are powerful grading controls for applying creative looks and secondary color corrections. Having these grading tools available for live grading and dailies creation adds a lot of flexibility and allows to work more precisely compared to grading only with ASC-CDL compatible grading nodes. This article explains third-party compatible export formats and shines a light on the benefits of staying within the Pomfort ecosystem.