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.
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.
One of the core duties of a DIT is to maintain a well defined backup strategy, which follows the production’s specific requirements. As you take on this responsibility, you will in all cases have to deal with the situation that the original camera clips end up on multiple, separate volumes.
Pomfort offers a range of software products specifically for on-set work. Each of those applications individually cover certain aspects of the DIT’s responsibility. In this article we want to give you an overview of how these products compare to each other, and how they collectively work together in typical scenarios on set.
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.
When you are assigned to run the complete process of secure media backups and creation of proxy clips (dailies) for a movie shoot on set, it can be very well possible that you face a pretty heavy workload. To stay on top of the game it is important that you can rely on a tool set that gives you the possibility to execute your work in time.
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.
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.
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.
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.