What Is New in Silverstack?

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Version

What's new in version 8.2?

Cloud Backup and Sync:

  • Direct S3 Upload: Backup your files in an AWS S3 bucket or other service that implements the S3 API (XT only)
  • ShotHub Library Sync: Improved robustness in unreliable network conditions, better error handling and user interface when syncing the clip library with Pomfort ShotHub

Color Grading:

  • Look Compatibility: Support for latest Livegrade looks
  • Knee Curve Node: Create simple “knee” and “toe” curve adjustments to quickly modify contrast range and limits of highlights and shadows
  • LUT Interpolation: Choose between different interpolation methods like trilinear and tetrahedral interpolation

ACES Workflow:

  • ACES v1.3: Support for ACES version 1.3.0 including Reference Gamut Compress
  • Load CLF in LMT: Load Common LUT Format (CLF) files in LMT node for round-tripping in ACES workflows
  • ACES Look Metadata: The metadata fields “ACES Input Transform”, “ACES Input TransformID”, “ACES Output Transform”, “ACES Output TransformID”, “LMT Nodes” and “Reference Gamut Compress” reflects ACES look metadata in the general info and the clips table to make it available in reports

Performance:

  • Canon RAW: GPU acceleration for CRM decoding now also available on M1 Macs

Export:

  • FCPXML: Export one or multiple bins or folders with synced audio files as events and projects for Final Cut Pro X
  • ALE: New options to include ACES look information, to export camera letters lowercased and to leave the “clip names”-column blank

Offload:

  • MP4/MOV file renaming: Option to sort clips by timecode, creation date or file name before adding unique number

A detailed list of all changes can be found in the Silverstack 8 changelog.

Direct S3 Upload

Backup Your Files to AWS S3.

Register your AWS account in Silverstack XT and safely backup your files in an S3 bucket or other service that implements the S3 API. Track your uploads in the jobs overview and include the upload location as remote resource in your reports. Supports multiple AWS accounts, upload to buckets or endpoint URLs, key prefixes and S3 upload acceleration.

Direct S3 Upload
Final Cut Pro X Export

Final Cut Pro X Export

Export Folders and Bins Including Synced Audio.

Export your complete library structure or selected folders and bins, including synced audio clips for Final Cut Pro X. Importing the FCPXML (v 1.9.) in Final Cut Pro creates new events and a project for every bin with respective video and audio clips in source length.

What's new in version 8.1?

Fully Native:

  • Updated components and remaining SDKs: Decoding and encoding of all formats run natively on Apple’s M1 and Intel machines

Performance Boosts:

  • ARRIRAW decoding: Improved performance on most systems
  • CRM decoding: Improved performance on most systems
  • RED decoding: Improved and made GPU decoding new default on M1 systems
  • Metal API: Improved and active per default on all systems. Results in better performance for many formats, especially on newer hardware
  • M1 Pro/Max: Improved support of hardware acceleration (esp. ProRes) by default
  • Grading: Improved responsiveness

Livegrade Support:

  • FilmLight BLG looks: Import and match looks with FilmLight BLG grading mode via PFL/PFLA

Offload:

  • Input-dependent offload settings: Automatically apply input specific offload settings like destination paths or renaming patterns by associating offload setting templates with input devices (e.g., Alexa, GoPro, Audio)

Metadata Exchange:

  • ZoeLog Camera Report: Select, preview, and import camera metadata to the clip library
  • Adobe XML Export: Added option to set reel name metadata from “Video Clip Name”

Localization:

  • Chinese Localization: Silverstack user interface now available in Chinese

Input Dependent Offload Settings

Let the Offload Wizard Automatically Select Your Templates.

Offload wizard templates already allow you to save and restore frequently used offload configurations, such as destination paths, file renaming patterns, or verification settings. You can now associate the templates with an input device (e.g. ARRI Alexa, GoPro Hero, Audio). The offload wizard will then automatically pre-select the appropriate configuration for the input type you are about to offload. One thing less to worry about.

Input Dependent Offload Settings
Performance Boosts

Performance Boosts

Get the Best Out of Your Hardware.

With Silverstack, decoding and encoding performance of popular codecs improve significantly. Even more steps are now parallelized or boosted by hardware acceleration. All codecs are processed natively on Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro/Max) systems, and custom default settings for different hardware setups will give you the best performance on your machine. You will see faster processing of ARRIRAW and Canon Cinema RAW footage on most systems. The latest Apple Silicon machines will also show better hardware acceleration for ProRes and RED footage out of the box.

What's new in version 8?

All New Features

Explained in Under 3 Minutes.

Let’s recap version 8.0 and all updates to the Silverstack product family - including new features in Silverstack/XT!

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Pomfort Shothub:

  • Library Sync: Keep a shared project clip library in sync across multiple Silverstack applications
  • ShotID: Retrieve clip metadata and file information in the web browser or share the ShotID link for direct access

Audio:

  • Multiple audio slate markers: Sync multiple video clips with the same or different claps on one audio clip

Metadata Import:

  • Preview changes: Validate imported metadata from Livegrade or 3rd party tools against the values in your library before adding or overwriting them
  • Import options: Choose what information to import more granularly

Library:

  • Condense table layout: Option to show all columns containing metadata or hide empty columns, depending on what information is actually available in your clips
  • Report all LUTs: “LUT Nodes” now lists the names of all types of grading LUTs (1D, 3D, LMT), shown in the clips table and the general info

Project Settings:

  • Labels and Custom Fields: Set custom label names or titles for fields "Custom1-6" for each project individually

Improved Slating:

  • Slating System: Choose a “Slating System” (Standard/American/All) including new menu items and actions for editing the slate info
  • Scene Letter: Enable the “Scene Letter” option to append a letter on “Increase Scene” actions automatically
  • Skipped Characters: Choose characters to be skipped when incrementing the scene, shot, and take fields

Performance Improvements:

  • Metal support: Improves the performance of ProRes processing on certain systems
  • RED GPU Decoding: Can improve processing speed for R3D files on systems with low CPU performance (opt-in)

Offloading:

  • MP4/MOV file renaming: Apply a renaming pattern during offload to get individual file names for your clips, even if the camera didn't provide them out of the box
Library Sync and ShotID

Library Sync and ShotID

Connect to the Cloud for Streamlined Workflows.

Through ShotHub, you can now merge the separate clip libraries of each unit's Silverstack application into one shared project. When internet connection is available, the changes on one computer’s library are synced to all other computers, so everybody can add and check the latest project progress. Split your workflows to multiple machines accessing the same clip library.

Need to share with non-Silverstack users? Simply forward the clip's 9-digit ShotID or burn a QR code into your transcode and invited users have easy access to the clip's metadata on ShotHub via web browser.


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