Pomfort Basics

Managing data (Part One): Data integrity with checksums and hashes 9 min read

Managing data (Part One): Data integrity with checksums and hashes

One of the most important goals of data management on set is to maintain the integrity and completeness of all data recorded and created during production.This article is the first of a two-part series providing a basic introduction to the technical aspects of data management. We will take a closer look at what data integrity means, some potential issues that might threaten it, and how checksums and hash algorithms help protect it. 

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Sensor Check with Silverstack and Livegrade: Detecting Dirt 13 min read

Sensor Check with Silverstack and Livegrade: Detecting Dirt

To avoid costly retouching in post-production, it is recommended to regularly check the state of the sensor protection glass and clean it if necessary. So, how do you do that?This article outlines how to check your sensor for dirt using the Pomfort grading tools and also provide useful background information on soiled sensors and related consequences.

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How to Maintain Control Over Your Film Production’s Metadata 6 min read

How to Maintain Control Over Your Film Production’s Metadata

The vast amount of metadata worth tracking in film productions steadily grows. As a result, it can be challenging to stay on top of things when trying to properly manage it. Collecting data from many different sources, associating metadata in a way that benefits further production steps, validating the integrity of information, and preparing metadata for distribution: All these demanding tasks have their origin on set, and you, as a DIT, are in charge.

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Slating Stories: 5 DITs on Their Experiences 13 min read

Slating Stories: 5 DITs on Their Experiences

In this article, DITs from different parts of the world share their experiences and thus shine some light on current slating practices. Sure, labeling and operating the Slate is the 2nd AC’s responsibility. However, dealing with the resulting metadata is in the hands of the DIT, who uses slate information to associate looks, camera clips, and other assets that belong to the same scene.

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Signal Ranges, Clipping, and 3D LUTs 14 min read

Signal Ranges, Clipping, and 3D LUTs

Settings for signal ranges always loom as a source of imaging issues, especially when images are converted from RGB to Y’CbCr and back for applying 3D LUTs. In this article, we want to give an overview of where these topics are relevant on set and how to make sure that signal and device configurations match.

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