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?”
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.
The removal of the lab during the quick adoption of digital cinematography led to some major shifts in the production process. This paper outlines what this means for the dailies creation process and why it can be considered as part of the data management activity happening on or near set.
A good DIT cart is the basis for every digital imaging technician’s work. Hawai’i based Michael Romano owns all in all five different carts for various requirements. He uses a mix and match approach to be prepared for every kind of film set. Read more on how he handles his carts and power supply and see what’s his favorite part about his DIT cart in our in-depth interview.
We have recently released a new dailies creation tutorial with 7 little tips for Silverstack Lab, that are meant to support you when creating dailies. To embed the dailies tips in a wider feature context and to be able to understand the overall functionalities the 7 displayed features are embedded in, we’re providing you with some more content around the 7 tips in this blog article.