4 Facts About the Color Settings in Sony Venice 8 min read

4 Facts About the Color Settings in Sony Venice

When working with a high end digital cinema camera like the Sony Venice, it is important to understand the color settings that affect the appearance of the image. This is important to be able to maintain consistent image results throughout the complete production process, on-set across multiple shooting days as well as predictable image results in the post production phase.

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Customizing Your Look Workflow with Wildcards in Livegrade 8 min read

Customizing Your Look Workflow with Wildcards in Livegrade

Livegrade is an on-set look management software for film productions. It lets you create and modify looks for live preview on set, and lets you store the look settings and reference images throughout the day for use in later steps of production or post production such as dailies creation and VFX.

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Offloading in Coffee Shops: DIT Giulio Strata on “Under the Moon“ and “Swallow“ 4 min read

Offloading in Coffee Shops: DIT Giulio Strata on “Under the Moon“ and “Swallow“

After starting as DIT in Rome only two years ago Giulio Strata is more than passionate about his work in this ’crazy business‘ – as he calls it. Even if it can be challenging sometimes to work on small projects, when budget and resources are limited, that can gain new creative approaches and flexibility. He worked on two such projects, the short movies “Under the Moon“ and “Swallow“. In this interview he shares some insights about these two and explains what makes this job so special.

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Building a Livegrade System – Use Cases and Configurations 11 min read

Building a Livegrade System – Use Cases and Configurations

In case you are thinking about starting live grading as part of your on-set service, and you are not sure about the necessary hardware that is needed around Livegrade – this might be your article. We will lay out typical hardware configurations from a very simple setup with just one camera and a notebook up to a full DIT cart with multiple monitors, LUT boxes, and video routing.

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Q&A Session: All you want to know about the Silverstack Cloud 5 min read

Q&A Session: All you want to know about the Silverstack Cloud

The Silverstack Cloud is here! And with it a lot of exciting new features to talk about. Since Pomfort released the Silverstack Cloud Beta last week, many Silverstack users have signed up for the cloud to test it out properly. In the meantime we’ve already received decent feedback on its functionalities along with some specific questions. Therefore, we decided to collect all the input that has been provided by our beta users so far, and set up a FAQ-like blog article to answer the most pressing questions here. 

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Rock Bands, a Legendary Concert Venue, and Offloads on the Go. Andrew Spirk About the Documentary “Live at the Agora“ 5 min read

Rock Bands, a Legendary Concert Venue, and Offloads on the Go. Andrew Spirk About the Documentary “Live at the Agora“

Interviewing famous bands can be exciting enough. However, rushing around locations to get all necessary shooting material can result in a nerve-racking challenge. Therefore, offloading movie data on the go requires thorough planning. The guys of Clockwork 9 kept that in mind while shooting the documentary „Live at the Agora“. With a mobile setup and reliable software for their data management they made sure to accomplish their daily tasks as smoothly as possible.

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Secure Backup of HDE ARRIRAW .ARX Sequences with Silverstack 4 min read

Secure Backup of HDE ARRIRAW .ARX Sequences with Silverstack

HDE encoding for ARRIRAW clips is a new technology that has been introduced just recently, and we received  quite a few questions concerning  the data management of such clips. Those questions concern the overall workflow, the general understanding how to properly handle HDE .ARX sequences in a secure backup process, and how this is covered in our software products for data management.

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