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

6 Things a Good Backup Software 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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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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Transcoding Speed: How Fast Is Silverstack Lab? 4 min read

Transcoding Speed: How Fast Is Silverstack Lab?

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?”

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How Silverstack Lab Integrates Dailies Creation Into Data Management 4 min read

How Silverstack Lab Integrates Dailies Creation Into Data Management

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.

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