How to Troubleshoot Slow Copy Speed 4 min read

How to Troubleshoot Slow Copy Speed

Everyone who copies digital media files will probably experience this at some point: You’ve successfully set up your equipment, started offloading the first files… and notice that the copy speed is much slower than you were expecting. If you are in this situation, you will probably want to understand where the slow copy speed comes from and fix it. But what’s the best way to go about this?

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My DIT Cart: Christian Dressler 5 min read

My DIT Cart: Christian Dressler

The design of a DIT cart heavily depends on the specific requirements of the DIT who builds it. In the case of Frankfurt-based DIT Christian Dressler, his requirements were clear when he first planned the design of his cart: A secure and stable cart that allowed him to protect this gear, but was still flexible enough to fit in narrow spaces. The solution Christian came up with was simple yet unique: Building his cart based on a flight case.

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Silverstack Lab and ARRI Webgate: Easily Provide Metadata Along With Your Dailies 1 min read

Silverstack Lab and ARRI Webgate: Easily Provide Metadata Along With Your Dailies

One purpose of transcoding in Silverstack Lab is the creation of viewing dailies from the camera originals. It’s common practice to upload those dailies clips to a web platform that makes them easily available for everybody necessary. ARRI Webgate cloud services is such a dailies platform. Silverstack Lab now integrates with ARRI Webgate and makes it possible to view clips and metadata directly on the dailies platform.

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How to Set up and Work with Video Router Control in LiveGrade Pro 6 min read

How to Set up and Work with Video Router Control in LiveGrade Pro

Integrating a video router on a DIT cart enables flexible setups that would be hard to handle otherwise (e.g. switching 5 camera inputs at one monitor), but it also introduces a new level of complexity that needs to be managed by the DIT. When working with LiveGrade Pro, this complexity can be reduced with certain setups. In this article we outline three of them.

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How to Determine Expected Copy Speed for a Drive 6 min read

How to Determine Expected Copy Speed for a Drive

The article will outline why it’s important to know the performance of a hard drive before using it for backing up movie data on a film set, and evaluates different methods of determining the expected copy speeds reliably.
Additionally it will outline a few additional factors that can influence copy speeds and therefore should be kept in mind when comparing numbers.

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