Secure Backup of HDE ARRIRAW .ARX Sequences with Silverstack 3 min read

Secure Backup of HDE ARRIRAW .ARX Sequences with Silverstack

HDE encoding for ARRIRAW clips is a new technology that has been introduced just recently, and we received  quite a few questions concerning  the data management of such clips. Those questions concern the overall workflow, the general understanding how to properly handle HDE .ARX sequences in a secure backup process, and how this is covered in our software products for data management.

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How Source Verification Helps to Identify Underlying Problems in Your Copy Process 5 min read

How Source Verification Helps to Identify Underlying Problems in Your Copy Process

When copying camera footage, most operators are familiar with the importance of verifying a good copy. ‘Verifying’ in this case usually refers to verifying the destination, e.g. making sure that the copied file at its destination are the same as on the source location. However, another possible process is often not mentioned in that context – and that is the source verification.

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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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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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4 Reasons to Live Grade Your Next Movie 7 min read

4 Reasons to Live Grade Your Next Movie

Digital cinematography enables (and sometimes even requires) post-production related activities to be taking place already on the film set. In this article we want to focus on one such activity: The interactive work with the digital look of camera images on set, also known as “live grading”.

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6 Examples of How Offload Software Makes Your Life on Set Easier 4 min read

6 Examples of How Offload Software Makes Your Life on Set Easier

A film set is a busy place. If you are responsible for offloading footage – either as part of other responsibilities, or as a designated data wrangler – there are always a lot of things to take care of. Usually more than expected. Therefore it makes sense to look out for helpers that reduce manual work, help you deliver a great job and give you time to focus on all those other things that also need your attention.

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Camera “Log” Signals in Production: Part 2 – Typical Use Cases For Working With “Log” Signals 7 min read

Camera “Log” Signals in Production: Part 2 – Typical Use Cases For Working With “Log” Signals

Part one of this article discusses the origin and ideas behind “log” images as produced in almost every camera system in digital cinematography. In this second part we want to take a closer look at how you work with these images – be it as the “log” live output of the camera as an HD-SDI signal, or as the “log” footage recorded on camera media. We will discuss how to benefit from typical look workflows on set within the camera department and beyond. As the setup for dealing with log signals on set varies with the expected level of interactivity, we illustrate the benefits in five scenarios.

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5 Examples: How Others Benefit From the DIT’s Work 5 min read

5 Examples: How Others Benefit From the DIT’s Work

The DIT handles a variety of different tasks on set. While the creation of camera backups might still be the most well-known to others, his work in fact goes far beyond that. And so do the benefits he creates for others. In this article we will outline 5 examples that show how others benefit from the work of the DIT and discuss how professional software can support the DIT.

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