One of the design goals for Silverstack Lab has always been a fast transcoding engine. We knew that the speed of proxy creation is a crucial requirement for the DIT and her/his responsibility to create dailies on set. Throughout all development phases we have always been asking ourselves the question: “How fast is the transcoding in Silverstack Lab?”
Silverstack Lab is designed around the idea that data management and dailies creation are inevitably connected tasks. Our white paper “Why Creating Dailies Is a Data Management Activity on Set”, points out why closely integrating the creation of dailies into the data management process in the age of digital productions is not only beneficial but also the logical step. With this blog post we want to connect the arguments of the white paper with actual features of Silverstack Lab.
During our conversations with customers, we found that the role of the DIT can have a very supportive character on the film set – not only for the DP, but also for staff from other departments. In this article I want to show you five examples of typical situations on a film set where the DIT can answer questions or solve problems with almost no effort – with the support of the right DIT software such as Silverstack.
In this video by Teradek, Director of Photography Paul Cameron talks about developing the look for the HBO TV series “Westworld” and explains how managing looks, a seamless workflows, and a quick setup are crucial for a DP’s work.