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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6 Things a Good Backup Software for Filmmakers Should Do to Make Sure Your Copy is Secure 4 min read

6 Things a Good Backup Software for Filmmakers Should Do to Make Sure Your Copy is Secure

A good backup software for filmmakers naturally should simplify the backup procedure (e.g. by creating multiple copies in one run), but it should also let you be fully confident that your copies are complete and verified. In this article we will outline some of the criteria that a good backup software should fulfill, and describe how they are implemented in our on-set data management application Silverstack.

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3 Ways to Receive Camera Metadata at the DIT Cart 6 min read

3 Ways to Receive Camera Metadata at the DIT Cart

In order to work with the live camera metadata at your DIT cart, the first step is to make it available in the on-set software. To make sure you know all about the options, the following article will give you an overview of the currently possible setups and hardware configurations for capturing camera metadata with LiveGrade Pro.

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5 Types of Clip Metadata on Set 8 min read

5 Types of Clip Metadata on Set

With today’s digital film cameras, a lot of data is produced and recorded on set. Most of the time the actual image and sound data is accompanied by various kinds of metadata. Some of this metadata is broadly available, such as the running time code overlaid in video monitors. Other metadata is not presented so prominently – especially when the benefits of carrying this information further on are less obvious on set.

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7 Tips for Data Wrangling on a Film Set 4 min read

7 Tips for Data Wrangling on a Film Set

If you are new to data wrangling for film productions, or if you are looking for some tips on the involved activities, you are at the right place. In this article we want to point out the most important aspects of the responsibility for ensuring safe handling of all the produced camera data. Here are our 7 tips for data wrangling.

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3 Things to Keep in Mind when Getting Started With Dailies Creation 6 min read

3 Things to Keep in Mind when Getting Started With Dailies Creation

When you are working as a professional DIT it might at some point be the case that you are asked to go one step beyond the backup of camera cards, and also create dailies on set or near set. This extends your responsibilities and raises a lot of additional questions that need to be addressed.

To help you get started with proxy creation on set we compiled a little guide that outlines a selection of 3 of the extended duties that come along with the new responsibilities.

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