The build of a DIT Cart can be influenced by many different factors, going from personal preferences to specific requirements of a production. One important factor that’s easily forgotten is the location that a DIT works in. Someone who knows this best is New Zealand-based DIT Jason Naran. His cart is built to be robust and adaptable at the same time, in order for him to use it on shootings in the famous New Zealand locations.
When you are working as a professional DIT it might at some point be the case that you are asked to go one step beyond the backup of camera cards, and also create dailies on set or near set. This extends your responsibilities and raises a lot of additional questions that need to be addressed.
To help you get started with proxy creation on set we compiled a little guide that outlines a selection of 3 of the extended duties that come along with the new responsibilities.
LiveGrade Pro v4 comes with a lot of new features and improvements. In order to get you started quickly with LiveGrade Pro v4 and give you a smooth transition from LiveGrade Pro v3, this article gives you an in-depth overview of the most important changes.
Configuring different dailies deliverables with specific requirements is an important part of the DIT’s responsibility when transcoding on set. This article discusses such requirements for dailies, and shows how Silverstack Lab can come in handy for that purpose with a concrete example concerning audio.
Typical cameras for digital cinematography have a lot of parameters to be set – the settings for controlling exposure alone already consist of multiple parameters such as exposure index, shutter speed, internal ND filters, but also white balances and sensor FPS. LiveGrade Pro v4 introduces a broad set of features to manage this kind of information.
With the introduction of the Pomfort Account the management of licenses becomes more transparent and offers new options for customers. This article explains the motivation behind the new Pomfort Account and outlines how it plays into the overall licensing concept.
DIT Carts don’t have to be large in terms of size to be incredibly powerful – as the DIT Cart of Tokyo based Taki Yusuke shows. On his Magliner Mini Cart he has equipment installed for a variety of different tasks on set, from data management to audio mixing. In an interview with us he explains why the size of DIT carts in Japan really matters, how he copes with power outages on set and why a game controller is the one item that completes his cart.
On-set grading played a big part in the production of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. But how do you grade on set when filming takes place in the middle of the jungle? DIT Lonny Danler, who was responsible for on set grading on Jumanji, shares his experiences.
One of the crucial use-cases of Silverstack is the secure copy of camera cards and the assurance of completeness for each copy job. While the software itself is tailored to fulfill this requirement with excellence, as a professional you are naturally looking for ways to double check your work. In this blog article we will demonstrate how to double check copy completeness using Silverstack’s smart file size calculation.
We previously described how easy it is to prepare the camera and connect the app directly to the camera’s Wifi. However, there are situations where other configurations for connecting can be beneficial as well – e.g. to create a higher reach or a more flexible setup. For this reason we would like to introduce you to a few more network connection alternatives in this article.