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!
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.
Following up on parts 1 and 2 of our “Metadata Journey” series covering how to create, use and share metadata with Pomfort’s desktop applications Livegrade and Silverstack, this last part will focus on increasing the benefits of your metadata beyond the film set with ShotHub.
This second part of our three-part series, “Metadata Journey in the Pomfort Ecosystem and Beyond,” covers all aspects that concern metadata in Silverstack: We’ll look at a) how you input metadata into Silverstack, b) how you can make use of metadata within Silverstack, and c) the various ways in which you can export metadata for usage in consecutive production steps.
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!