Pomfort Silverstack v4 (Download, 1-Year)

Pomfort Silverstack v4 (Download, 1-Year)

Pomfort Silverstack v4 (Download, 1-Year)

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Product Highlights

  • Stay on Top of Media with Metadata
  • Backup Your Footage and Distribute
  • Analyze and Transcode Footage
  • Checksum Verification
  • Supports Select RAW and Log Formats
  • Flip Image and Anamorphic De-Squeeze
  • Add Comments and Labels
  • Work with Production Documents
  • For OS X 10.8.5+
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  • 1Description

Two features of modern production mean data management is no longer a luxury, but a necessity: that fact that virtually all acquisition formats are digital, and the sheer volume of data. It is in addressing this problem that Silverstack v4 from Pomfort comes in. It allows you to manage metadata, backup and distribute media complete with checksum verification, create QuickTime proxies from select camera formats, and much more. The software finds a place on set, helping production get a jump on organizing media, in the pre-post production organizational phase, and during post production. It scales to accommodate the needs of a single production and a small team up to large collaborative workflows with multiple concurrent projects.

This version of Silverstack is a 1-year subscription license. To install, download the installer from the Pomfort. An activation key will be emailed to you in one to three business days from the date the order was placed.

What's New for Version 4?

Performance
Faster copy and a larger library:
  • Improvements of overall copy performance (image sequences, single files, multi destination copy)
  • New "Cascading Copy" feature for sequential copy to different destinations
  • New checksum type (xxhash) for speeds of >400 MB/second
  • Improved support for LTFS (copy first, then verify all)*
  • File size verification option
  • Silverstack is now a 64-bit application

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
Library Exchange
Multi-set and set-to-post workflows:
  • Support for several DIT workstations in one project
  • Set-to-Post workflow with file verification
  • Library export/import (bins, folders, and entire projects)*
  • Accumulating metadata transfer (collecting metadata in post from several shooting days)

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
New Formats
  • Alexa ProRes XQ playback without FCPX installed
  • Metadata handling, playback, and transcoding of Sony F55/F65 RAW material*

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
Usability
  • Jobs are now in a separate jobs panel
  • Better overview of running and finished jobs
  • Better help for resolving failed jobs
  • Improved behavior for abort and retry/resume of copy jobs
Other New Features
  • Export of still images (JPG, TIFF) from player
  • New report type with larger thumbnails
  • Better report customization
  • Ability to provide a custom bin name on offload
  • Handle Codex file system updates in Offload Wizard
  • Selection of multiple bins/folders

Additional Features

Metadata Library
The metadata library connects professionals with their media in a more powerful, efficient, and collaborative way. This version of Silverstack can support tens of thousands of clips, and is designed to ensure high performance access to all relevant clip information
Backup Your Footage
Benefit from Silverstack's tuned copy engine, and use features like cascading copy and checksum type "xxhash" to get the best performance out of the latest storage hardware
Share and Distribute Clip Information
Create customizable PDF reports, and exchange metadata libraries between several Silverstack systems for transferring all necessary clip information to the next production step. Benefit from Silverstack as a central ingest and data management station in a distributed production environment
Manage Many Camera Formats
For a wide range of selected camera formats, Silverstack enables native playback of source material, supports comprehensive metadata management, and allows you to transcode material into QuickTime movies. All kind of files, including sound files, photos, or production documents, are copied and managed the same, secure way

Assets

Library
  • Storage of all Assets in one comprehensive Library
  • Thumbnails for all Assets
  • Access to all Assets at all times, even when offline
File Sequences
  • Automatic detection of file sequences
  • Treatment of entire file sequences as single Clips for easier management
Ingest
Detection of duplicate Clips for less confusion in post

Metadata

Management
  • Support for camera specific metadata
  • Extraction of metadata from Clips and sidecar files (XML, ALE, etc.)

Note: For selected camera formats
Search
  • Clip search by name, metadata, user info, etc.
  • Smart-folders for complex and recurring searches
Import
Metadata import, merge different libraries with bins, folders, and projects*

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
Wildcards
File name creation based on Clip metadata

Files

Backup
  • Multi-destination file copy
  • Checksum verified copy for maximum security
  • Support for backing up to LTO tapes via LTFS*

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
Relink
Relinking of files which were moved/copied outside of Silverstack
Offload
  • Offload of camera storage cards
  • Cascading copy, First to fast drives, from there to slower drives
  • Preservation of folder structures
  • Creation of custom folder structures with wildcards
  • Provide custom bin name on offload
Volumes
  • Overview of all used volumes
  • Inspection of capacity, fill levels, and stored files
  • Unmounting of volumes without going through Finder

Jobs

Job Queue
Queuing of jobs for consecutive and parallel execution of multiple jobs
Job History
Overview of all finished copy jobs
Job Status
  • Constant access to the status of all jobs through a pervasive status display
  • Instant and notable indication of success or errors for faster turnaround times

Import, Export, and Transcoding

"First Look" Transcoding
  • Transcoding of all clips* to QuickTime ProRes and H.264
  • Configurable resolution and cropping
  • Batch-export with background transcoding to multiple formats and multiple destinations
  • Filtering: log2video, de-squeeze and flip conversion

*Note: For select camera formats
Import
  • Matching of QTake XMLs for metadata import
  • Matching of MovieSlate XMLs for metadata import
  • Conforming EDLs for consolidating referenced clips in a new Bin*

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
Export
  • Export of FCP XMLs file with extended metadata
  • Export of still images (JPG, TIFF) from the player

Note: For select camera formats

Quality Check

Native Playback
  • Real-time playback of camera-native media
  • Comprehensive Clip timeline for quick navigation*
  • Automatic display of embedded Amira and Alexa looks

*Note: For select camera formats
Flip Image and Anamorphic De-Squeeze
  • Per-clip settings for playback and transcoding
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze for correcting images from anamorphic lenses
  • Flip horizontally (mirror), vertically (upside down), or both (180° rotation)

Note: For select camera formats
Playback via Quick Look
  • Media Files: QuickTime, AVI, MPEG4, MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, JPEG, JPEG 2000, Adobe PhotoShop, TIFF, BMP
  • Additional Formats: XDCAM HD, DPX, and others with third-party Quick Look plugins
  • Production Documents: PDF, HTML, RTF, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, TXT, CSV
User Information
  • Support for comments, labels, ratings, and flags
  • Cue Points for commenting on specific frames
  • In- and Out-Points for marking relevant Clip segments
  • Cue Points are fully integrated into the Library search

Note: For select camera formats
Display Options
  • Separate channel display
  • Black and white Clipping indicator
  • Focus assist for inspecting focus on small screens

Note: For select camera formats

User Interface

Three Column Layout
  • Library and info sidebar
  • Hiding sidebars to focus on content (e.g., to view on small screens)
Single Project
  • Reduce complexity by focusing on a single project
  • Switch between projects via the dedicated project chooser
Color Theme
  • White on Black color theme
  • Designed for effective use under low-light conditions

Advanced Camera Support

ProRes QuickTime Movies
  • AJA KiPro
  • ARRI Alexa
  • ARRI Amira
  • Atomos Ninja and Samurai
ARRIRAW
ARRI Alexa
Sony RAW
Sony F5/F55/F65

*Note: Requires XT subscription, available separately
H.264 QuickTime Movies
  • Canon DSLR
  • GoPro HERO
  • Nikon DSLR
XAVC
Sony F5/F55
Canon XF Movies
  • Canon C300
  • Canon C500
RED Movies
  • Red Epic
  • Red One
CinemaDNG
  • BMCC
  • Bolex D16
  • Ikonoskop
  • IndieCam
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System Requirements
Computer Intel-based Mac
Operating System OS X 10.8.5 or higher

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