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Silverstack Lab Introduces
Data Management and Dailies in One Tool

One single software tool that lets you manage all digital assets,
including transcoded clips, in one place.

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What's new in version 6.4?

Video Scopes:
  • Native Video Scopes in Multiple Flavors: Waveform, histogram, vectorscope with settings
Copy & Verification:
  • Separate Copy and Verification Jobs: Schedule separate copy and verification jobs to complete copy first and verify afterwards
  • Verification States: Immediately see if any copy of a file misses verification or is defective
  • Simplified Options for Standard Copy: Improved security by reducing options for default copy settings
  • Identify Related Jobs: Select a job to see its dependant jobs in the jobs panel (e.g. for cascading copy or separate copy and verification jobs)
  • Schedule as Next Job: Schedule new jobs to be executed at earliest possibility
  • Running Jobs for Bins: Monitor in the library which bins have running jobs
Camera Formats:
  • Canon: Support for 5.9K RAW clips from Canon C700 FF
Dynamic Metadata:
  • Support for Dynamic Lens and Camera Metadata: Extract and display dynamic metadata to reference settings per frame and in playback
  • Improved Clips Reports: Dynamic metadata is leveraged to improve reporting with metadata of first frame
  • Dynamic Metadata Burn Ins: Transcode clips with dynamic metadata visibly embedded in the clip
Metadata Export:
  • COPRA Dailies System: Automatic export of metadata file for COPRA dailies system
Output Formats:
  • H.265/HEVC: Transcoding to H.265/HEVC (available starting from macOS 10.13)
  • Tags: Enter keywords or prepare uniform favorite tags to select from

A detailed list of all changes can be found in the Silverstack Lab 6 changelog.

Video Scopes

Analyze Clips to Assure Best Dailies Quality.

Silverstack Lab offers three kinds of video analysis tools: Waveform, vector scope and a histogram. Each tool comes with settings to customize the processing and display to individual needs.

With their docked mode the scopes integrate well into the grading UI and provide the right tool set to assure maximum quality for your dailies.

Video Scopes

Separate Copy and Verification

Separate Copy and Verification per Job

Finish Copying First, Verify Afterwards.

Silverstack now allows to schedule separate copy and verification jobs for one offload procedure: Finish the copying of files first to work with them from your destination as soon as possible.

The verification process takes place independently and can also be postponed to any time afterwards.

Verification States

Successful Verification at a Glance.

Each registered file copy now holds a verification state that informs clearly about defective or unverified copies and also a completely successful verification.

As the verification state accumulates up to the bins and folders, the overall status of the verification can be identified in the library outline. A defect can be traced down to the affected copy following the indicating icons.

Verification States

Dynamic Metadata

Dynamic Metadata

Frame Exact Reference for Lens Settings.

Trigger the extraction of dynamic metadata to reference certain lens and camera settings of a clip on a frame per frame level. Scrub through clips or monitor metadata changing live during playback.

Dynamic metadata extraction is supported for ARRIRAW, ARRI ProRes, REDRAW, SONY RAW/X-OCN and SONY XAVC clips.

Existing clip reports also benefit from the extended support of dynamic metadata as each clip automatically receives lens data for the first frame.

What's new in version 6.3?

  • Support for External GPUs: Use external GPUs to improve transcoding speeds for specific formats
  • Custom Frame Lines: Frame line burn-ins now support custom aspect ratios
  • H.264 Bitrate Options: Enter your custom bitrate or choose intended quality for transcoding to H.264
  • Linear Timecode (LTC) Support: Extract timecode information from video clips with LTC
  • Direct Transfer of Audio Sync to Adobe Premiere Pro: Create synced sequences in Premiere Pro with audio sync information from Silverstack Lab
  • Reports with Three Thumbnails: Create Clips and Thumbnails reports including three thumbnails per clip
Clip Processing:
  • Crop to Aspect Ratio: Crop clips to a custom aspect ratio
  • Dual LTO/LTFS Backup: Backup clips to multiple LTO/LTFS drives simultaneously

Reports With Three Thumbnails

Reports With Three Thumbnails

Enhanced Clip Reference With Multiple Thumbnails.

By including three thumbnails per clip you can add another layer of valuable information to your reports.

The content of each clip can now be referenced in more detail across the span of the entire clip, giving the production team an even better overview of the current production status.

Support for Linear Timecode (LTC)

Streamlined Dailes Creation for Clips with LTC

For some cameras, in order to share the same time code, an external LTC audio source is necessary. Silverstack Lab reads the LTC, extracts the timecode information, and uses it as TC for the video clip.

The new feature significantly simplifies dailies creation in Silverstack Lab for video clips with LTC. External audio can automatically be synced, and looks from LiveGrade Pro can be matched conveniently using the extracted timecode.

Extracting Linear Timecode (LTC)

What's new in version 6.2?

ZEISS Lens Correction:
  • Lens Data from ZEISS CP.3 XD Lenses: Lens correction data can be imported (e.g. from MasterLockit Plus), exported (e.g. to Zeiss plugin for DaVinci Resolve), and used for image filtering
  • Transcoding with LUTs and Burn-ins: Up to 30% faster transcoding compared to version 6.0
  • Transcoding Speed Improvements: Improved decoding for Phantom Cine RAW and SONY RAW camera formats
  • Combined Clip Transcoding: Transcode multiple source clip to one combined clip for easier sharing and review
  • Decoding Options: Optimized ProRes option ("reduced decoding resolution") for playback and transcoding
  • Drylab: Handover of clips and metadata to Drylab Creator
  • Suspension and Reordering of Copy and Transcoding Jobs: Interrupt and reorder copy and transcoding jobs for more flexibility for scheduling and resource management
Camera Formats:
  • Canon: Cinema RAW Light (.CRM) from latest Canon cameras
  • Kinefinity: KineRAW (.KRW) from Kinefinity cameras
  • Audio: Audio support for ARRIRAW in MXF container
  • Looks: Easy copy and paste of looks with shortcuts
  • Import: Enhanced Movie Slate import options
  • Clips Table View: Easier column selection
  • Metadata: Renaming of custom metadata fields

Reordering and Suspension of Jobs

Optimized Flexibility for Your Copy and Transcoding Tasks.

The new reorder and suspension functionality for scheduled copy and transcoding jobs gives you full flexibility to maintain an optimized task order at any point. Reorder scheduled jobs via drag and drop or suspend running jobs to automatically be interrupted after the next file finishes.

The fine grained control over your order of operations is completed by a new queue visualization. Squeezing in a new card at the top of the copy queue or moving your workstation without loosing copy progress are only two common tasks that now became much easier.

Reordering and Suspension of Jobs

Combined Clip Transcoding

Combined Clip Transcoding

Five Scenes – One Clip.

Create one clip for complete scenes or shooting days with the new combined clip transcoding. Supporting H.264 and ProRes codecs, combined clips can help to simplify sharing and review processes among different people involved in the production.

This way editors or productions can get a fast and easy overview of what has been created in one single timeline.

Transcoding Speed

Faster Transcoding Speeds Compared to Silverstack Lab 6.0.
Transcoding Speed

Compared to version 6.0 Silverstack Lab has gained even higher overall transcoding speeds by optimizing the application of LUTs and burn-ins. Decoding for Phantom Cine Raw and SONY RAW has also been optimized explicitly for Silverstack Lab 6.2, now enabling a competitive transcoding speed across a broad range of formats.

By supporting simultaneous transcoding to format combinations like e.g. DNxHD36 1080p and H.264 720p in a single pass, Silverstack Lab is highly targeted on typical dailies use cases. This results in vast speed advantages over other application.

What's new in version 6.1?

Project Preparation:
  • Project Settings Export/Import: Transfer project settings and create project templates including transcoding configurations, library folder structure, offload templates and smart folders
  • DNx Formats: Improved naming and audio support for DNx formats
  • Transcoding Options: New burn-in and black bar options for transcoding
  • Audio Sync: Easier adjustment, re-sync and batch editing of external audio clips
  • Audible Frame Stepping: Hear audio while stepping through a clip
Camera Formats:
  • RED IPP2: Enabling RED Image Processing Pipeline 2 for custom looks
  • Canon: Uncompressed RAW from EOS C700 (.RMF)

Easily Start New Projects with Your Custom Settings

Project Preparation

Easily Start New Projects with Your Custom Settings.

Prepare custom project settings that can be exported and imported in Silverstack. Within seconds you are set up to work with the same folder structure, transcoding configurations and offload templates you use every day.

Create your own default project template and also transfer it to other machines. This helps you to easily assure proper dailies creation by remotely preparing transcoding configurations before the shoot.

What's new in Silverstack Lab?

Silverstack Lab is based on all the production proof features of Silverstack and Silverstack XT. We added a full set of features for a streamlined dailies workflow. You can see the details below.

  • Audio Clips: Multi-track audio clips with metadata in the clip library with playback
  • Manual Audio Sync: Add audio tracks to video clips and sync by slate
  • Automatic Audio Sync: Timecode-based syncing of video and audio clips
  • Avid DNxHD support: Transcoding to native DNxHD in MXF container for Avid Media Composer
  • Speed Improvements: Accelerated transcoding to ProRes and H.264 (including support for 2nd GPU)
  • Managed Transcodes: Transcoded files are managed in clip library
  • Overlays: Frame lines, extended metadata burn-in and watermark
  • Multi-Channel Audio: Source audio tracks in transcoded clips
  • Transcoding Configurations: Store custom configurations for transcoding jobs
  • Workflow Support: Automatic export of metadata for target application
  • Conform Options: Detailed configuration of clip and reel names in transcodes and metadata
  • Adobe Premiere Export: Transfer of clip list with metadata
User Interface:
  • Window Configurations: Shortcuts for activity-tailored user interface configurations
  • 2nd-Display: Clip collection and player on second display
  • Side-By-Side: Grid-View with up to twelve clips side-by-side

Audio Clips

Manage and Sync Sound Files.

Silverstack Lab reads extended metadata from BWAV files and other audio formats, and automatically groups together track files that belong to one clip. You can automatically match and sync audio and video clips by timecode information, and it's also possible to manually sync audio and video by setting slate markers.

Silverstack Lab supports playback multi-track audio and video clips (solo and grouped). Individually adjust level and panning of internal and external audio tracks for the stereo-mixdown used in rushes and dailies.

Manage and Sync Sound Files

Dailies Creation

Create Native Avid DNxHD/MXF, Apple ProRes, and H.264 Files for Editorial and Review.

Silverstack Lab's hybrid GPU/CPU-based transcoding engine reaches impressive speeds (e.g. by utilizing multithreading and multiple GPUs), that makes it possible to transcode multiple dailies deliverables at the same time on a single Mac notebook fast enough to cover the dailies process for an entire shooting day.

Silverstack Lab adds new features such as various burn-in

options, watermarks, and frameline overlays for your production's specific needs. You can also create clips with multiple original audio tracks.

All transcoded clips are managed in Silverstack's library and are part of the workflow statistics, that help you get a quick overview of the status of your day's work.

Examples of Transcoding Speed

New MacBook Pro (15”, Late 2016) with Silverstack Lab
 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 (AMD Radeon Pro 450):

Transcoding Speed Test Results

* Multiple formats are transcoded simultaneously


ARRIRAW in Open Gate, 3414x2198 resolution and debayered in half-res quality. H.264 is in 720p resolution, ProRes 422 LT is in 1080p resolution. No look and overlay is applied.

The hardware setup needs fast disk I/O (e.g. a SSD RAID). The ARRIRAW transcoding example requires roughly 720 MB/sec read speed to encode ARRIRAW material to DNxHD 155 and H.264 in 21 minutes (1h of ARRIRAW at 24 fps has a size of approx. 996 GB). The transcoding speed is equivalent to 62 frames/sec decoding speed for the ARRIRAW material and 124 frames/sec encoding speed for the simultaneous creation of DNxHD and H.264.

Supporting Post-Production Workflows

Fine-Tuning for Metadata Transfers.

The process of creating dailies has to have the overall workflow in mind – from editorial to conform and finishing. Therefore Silverstack Lab let's you fine-tune the metadata that goes into and travels with the dailies. Depending on the chosen destination application (such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, or DaVinci Resolve) you can set for example the type of clip and "tape" names in such detail, that no workflow will be left behind. In Silverstack Lab's transcoding configurations you can set which and how metadata files should be automatically created after finishing the transcoding jobs.

Supporting Post-Production Workflows

Window Configurations and Multi-Clip Grid View

Tons of Improvements

Window Configurations and Multi-Clip Grid View.

Silverstack comes with easy access to different window configurations, that are tailored to specific activities on set, such as management, QC, color grading, or configuring the transcoding process. Window configurations get all the user interface elements out of the way that are not needed at the moment and puts the focus on the user's current task with just one click.

Silverstack Lab allows to place user interface elements such as a clip collection on a second display. For improved look management and QC, Silverstack Lab offers a side-by-side mode of the player, that can display up to twelve clips simultaneously – either on the computer display or on the HD-SDI output.

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Silverstack Lab enables a simultaneous handling of data management and dailies creation in one tool.

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