Tutorial Overview: Getting Started with Silverstack Lab 3 min read

[This article has been updated on June 28, 2019, to include the new introduction video]

Are you new to Silverstack Lab and curious to learn more about getting started with the software? The following article will give you a comprehensive overview of video tutorials that outline everything that’s helpful to know when starting to work with Silverstack Lab. We will start with the overall dailies process in Silverstack Lab, go on to explaining some specific features, and finish up with some useful overall tips for dailies creation.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Introduction

Silverstack Lab is a powerful dailies software that equips you with all the features needed to create dailies fast and in exactly the quality you require. The following video introduces you to these features. If you haven’t seen it yet, we recommend watching the video first to get a basic understanding of Silverstack Lab.

If you are already familiar with the basic concept of data management and dailies creation in one application you can skip to Step 2.

Step 2: Overview of the Dailies Creation Process

In Silverstack Lab you can handle the dailies creation process in one software, from beginning to end. The following tutorial will walk you through the entire dailies creation process in Silverstack Lab, from camera card to the finished deliverables (transcoded clips).

The video also includes a transcoding tutorial part where you can learn about creating transcoding presets and starting transcoding jobs.

Now that you’ve gotten an overview of the complete dailies creation process in Silverstack Lab, let’s have a look at some of the features in more detail:

Step 3: Automatic Audio Sync

An important part for the dailies creation process is the automatic audio sync. Silverstack Lab allows you to automatically add externally recorded audio clips to the registered video clips based on timecode. The following video will explain in detail how this works.

Step 4: Look Matching and Grid View

Looks that have been created with LiveGrade Pro during the shoot can easily be matched to the clips for a seamless look workflow and better looking dailies. Have a look at the following tutorial to see how this works in detail.

To ensure look consistency e.g. across scenes, Silverstack Lab’s grid view can come in handy. The grid view can show multiple clips side by side. This can be a consecutive step when tweaking looks after bringing them in from LiveGrade Pro, or can help if you are working on looks from scratch directly in Silverstack Lab. Hear it yourself from Karlis Jaunzems, who is a Silverstack Lab user since it was released:

You now know all the basics you need to get started with Silverstack Lab. The last tutorial we’d like to introduce you to is already a bit more advanced, but it can come in very handy when trying out the different features of Silverstack Lab:

Step 5:  7 Tips to Make Dailies Creation Even Smoother

Most functionalities in Silverstack Lab contain little features and possibilities that can help you simplify and speed up your dailies process. This transcoding tutorial introduces you to 7 tips on how to make your dailies process even better, using some of these features.

By following those 5 steps, you can be sure to get the most out of all those powerful features in Silverstack Lab!

If you are completely new to Silverstack Lab the product page can extend your understanding of the product. Download the trial below if you directly want to start trying out what you just learned with our transcoding tutorials.

Data Management and Dailies in One.

Test Silverstack Lab with our free 10 days trial!

About the Author
Samuel is a product manager for Pomfort's on-set applications. Usually you can catch him working on new specs for the software products, writing documentation and shooting videos for our products – and sometimes writing blog posts about workflows and equipment.