Silverstack imports and handles any kind of camera and media format. Silverstack offers a flexible way of data handling by supporting any kind of file format. This includes sound files, photos, any camera media and all other production documents. In addition, Silverstack XT extends Silverstack with an advanced feature set including support for additional formats, HD-SDI output and more.
Benefit from Silverstack
Superfast and simultaneous. Automatically backup, structure and manage your movie data with highest efficiency.
Silverstack is the most comprehensive software for securely backing up footage and ingesting data in a fast, organized, and transparent way. Either on set, near set or in post production environments Silverstack lets you instantly secure data, preview source material, and create all kinds of reports based on one central metadata library.
The professional handling of digital media assets with the right set of powerful and innovative features. In other words, it gives you and your team maximum confidence to cover production critical tasks with greatest control and care.
Unrivaled Data Processing
Silverstack delivers top performance in terms of copy and verification speed, and simultaneously extracts all file metadata for building a valuable clip library.
Major Camera Formats
RAW, 8K or compressed – Silverstack offers support for all major camera formats and even can link the specific audio and look information to the corresponding clips.
The ability to customize and share project metadata enables teams to complete all aspects of every production more quickly, while reducing manual rework.
Maximum Control over Shooting Data
Source material is a highly valuable asset on set. In order to securely manage and control this material, Silverstack introduces a clearly structured process for handling source material throughout production.
Copy and Backup Your Data Securely.
Silverstack copies material using common and up to date checksum methods, making sure that footage is offloaded from cameras and backed up to multiple destinations in a highly secure way. With Silverstack’s cascading copy function, you can even backup your footage to the fastest medium first, before a second copy process is automatically started to the remaining drives – all while the same level of safety is retained.
Manage Data Transparently in One Place.
Silverstack automatically stores and structures all offloaded and ingested data in its central clip library. This library is the solid foundation for a clearly arranged and transparent data management workflow. Having all digital assets organized in one place makes it easy to find, trace and mobilize all required clip, audio, and look information.
Silverstack + ShotHub
Benefit From Cloud-Powered Library Sync Across Units
Working with multiple units? Sync each unit’s local Silverstack clip library via Pomfort’s cloud service ShotHub to drastically accelerate your data handling.
Multiple Silverstack units can offload and perform jobs in parallel, while all connected libraries get updated automatically, bi-directionally, and in real-time. The result: Seamless collaboration and complete data transparency across locations.
Extensive Reporting Capabilities
Summarize All Media Related Information and Share It with Your Team.
Documenting and sharing the results of all data management activities represents an important part of your professional every-day responsibility. With Silverstack you can generate a variety of report types such as shooting day reports, clip reports, thumbnail reports, or volume reports. With just a few clicks, easily tailor and customize the report to the specific requirements of your production.
Improved Collaboration on Set and Beyond
Easily Transfer Digital Assets and Share Information with Your Team.
Silverstack offers all the flexibility you need for your specific production workflows. The powerful integration with all common third-party tools like DaVinci Resolve, AVID Media Composer, and Adobe Premiere enables a seamless transfer of data and color for further review and processing. In addition, the opportunity to generate customizable clip reports with just a few clicks gives the entire production team a quick and detailed overview about all relevant production data.
On-set Quality Check of Source Material
Playback and Inspect Clips Natively to Detect Image Errors Instantly.
Silverstack enables you to detect image errors directly on set, which prevents costly surprises in post production. Playback your clips natively in different resolutions and optionally monitor the image via HD-SDI to ensure that all material meets your quality expectations. Furthermore, check clipping, focus and exposure with Silverstack’s visual controls, and use Silverstack’s look management functionality for applying and adjusting colors.
Silverstack and Silverstack XT
Silverstack covers all functionality for comprehensive on-set data management. In addition, Silverstack XT extends these features by additional formats, distributed workflows and specific post features.
Secure copy with common checksum methods
In-depth metadata acquisition and editing
Clip transfer to various 3rd party tools
CDL and LUT grading engine
Advanced grading features including ACES color processing
Basic audio file handling and playback
Advanced audio file handling, playback and manual audio sync
Basic transcoding functionalities
Backup to LTO/LTFS
Our software Silverstack requires an Apple Mac machine with macOS 10.15 or higher operating system. Since we are using the latest of macOS technologies, we are not planning to support earlier versions of macOS, neither will we port Silverstack to another operating system in the near future.
OSX 10.15 or newer.
If your MacBook Pro is equipped with an ExpressCard/34-, CompactFlash- or SD card-slot, you can directly offload clips from any SxS, CompactFlash or SD card as they are used by following cameras: ARRI Alexa (SxS), RED and AJA Ki Pro (CompactFlash), Sony Sony F5 / F55, Canon EOS C300, Canon EOS DSLRs , Nikon DSLRs and GoPro (SD Card). Otherwise you need a suitable card reader.
You can find a list of supported formats in the article Assets in Silverstack. All formats with no specific detection will be handled as generic files. Please see the article Generic File Formats for more information.
For a realtime playback of your offloaded video files the usage of a fast hard drive as a SSD card is recommended.
Make metadata changes across a clip better available: Export per frame lens metadata to a .csv file (XT only)
Still Frame Grabs:
Multiple Still Image Export Presets: Different file and color settings in parallel for grabbing stills (XT only)
Multiple Still Image Presets
Export Multiple Stills in Parallel With Flexible Settings.
Silverstack XT enables using multiple still image presets in parallel. Save multiple still images with different settings to disk with one export procedure.
Thus, you can conveniently provide multiple image exports for different requirements, such as color grading tests or color references.
Added: Export dynamic metadata per clip to a CSV file
Added: Use multiple still image export presets in parallel
Updated Canon CRM SDK to version 2.6
Added: Enabled frame lines in Still Image Export presets for Silverstack XT
Fixed: Reenabled frame line burn ins in exported still images when enabled in visual controls
Fixed: Removed non-functional clips overview from Volumes report
Fixed: Canon C70 clips were not detected with correct format detection
Fixed: RED Komodo clips were not displayed with right color space and gamma transforms using look from “File”
Fixed: Settings file (.psconfig) was opened from Finder with Silverstack ingest dialog and not with import settings dialog
Added: Hint in alert that reboot can help when Macintosh HD is mounted twice in some situations on macOS 11 Big Sur
Miscellaneous smaller fixes and improvements
What’s new in version 7.2?
RGB Curves: Apply curves to individual color channels red, green and blue
Custom Color Curve: Apply curve adjustment to any custom color and create appealing looks like orange & teal in seconds
Hue-Sat-Lum Curves: Apply secondary color corrections with curves for hue vs. hue, hue vs. saturation, hue vs. luma, luma vs. saturation and saturation vs. saturation
Color Curve Modes: “RGB-Based” and “Luma-Based” allow precise color curve adjustments with or without influencing luma and saturation of colors for creating appealing looks like bleach bypass with ease
Amount Sliders: Fine tune color grades quickly by adjusting the intensity of grading nodes
Printer Lights: RGB master can now be precisely adjusted using color panels
Look Matching via ShotHub: Retrieve shot information from Livegrade cloud projects for look matching
Metadata & Wildcards:
New Metadata Fields: Shooting Day, Crew Unit, Season, Int/Ext, Day/Night
More Custom Columns: Three additional custom columns (Custom 4-6)
New Wildcard “Clip Name Characters”: Reduce clip name length for path wildcards
ACES Metadata File Export: Exchange grade settings and metadata in ACES workflows (works with ACES ver. 1.2 or higher)
What’s new in version 7.1?
JKL Navigation: Playback, jog, and shuttle using the typical JKL keyboard shortcut controls.
Improved Clip Scrubbing on SDI: Smoother scrubbing through clips on SDI reference monitor.
Earlier Notice of Failed Files: Failed tasks inside a job will now be clearly visible from the jobs overview while job is still running.
Improved Jobs View: Clearer job state display for better overview.
Pop-up Warnings and Reminders for Unread Failed Jobs: You get warned about unread failed jobs and can set reminder notifications.
Improved Display of Error Causes: Get details about more error causes directly in the jobs view.
Create MHL File for Failed Jobs: Possibility to create Media Hash List (.mhl) files for failed and cancelled jobs.
Advanced Camera Support:
Support for RED Komodo: Metadata library, thumbnails, playback, and transcoding for upcoming RED Komodo camera.
Improved support for Tangent Wave and Wave2: Customize the user interaction with the Tangent Mapper.
A detailed list of all changes can be found in the Silverstack 7 changelog.
What’s new in version 7?
Online Access to Your Silverstack Library: Complete insights into your current and archived production data – any time and from any location.
Multi Reports Export: Export of multiple report types simultaneously
Reduced Report File Sizes: Five times smaller PDF reports with thumbnails plus option to choose jpg compression to reduce file size even further
New Camera Sums Summary: Shooting Day Report with camera sum totals per camera letter
Report Note: Include a general note in your reports (includes support for Markdown markup language)
Shooting Day Report Improvements: Clearer clips and other files structure in summaries, flags overview and more improvements.
Still Frame Grabs:
Still Image Exports Based on Transcoding Preset: Select resolution and overlay options as for transcoding now for still image exports (XT only)
Contrast Slider: ASC-CDL-compatible “simple grading” (SPL) interface type with four new controls
Color Wheels: New luma-neutral behavior of color wheels
Master Control: New indicator for “master” level of color wheels
Improved Search Filtering for Clips: Search in concrete metadata fields to filter clips list and build search expressions for more detailed filtering
Filter General Info: Search to filter General Info of right bar to find metadata information faster
Rotate Clips for Vertical Video: Set left or right rotation for clips to work with video clips intended to be viewed in portrait mode
What’s new in version 6.5?
Blackmagic RAW: Advanced camera support for Blackmagic RAW
CODEX HDE ARRIRAW: Advanced camera support for Codex HDE ARRIRAW files (.arx)
Copy & Library:
Improved Copy Speeds: Copy speed optimization for file sequences and high performance drives
Scrubbing Through Clips: Smoother scrubbing through clips in player
Library Sorting: New bin and folder sorting options for easier library organization
Custom Keyboard Shortcuts: Define your individual shortcut for any action in the main menu
Advanced Custom Crop Options: Crop to exact resolutions and offsets for fine control over transcoded clips and still exports
New Output Format: H.264 and HEVC in MP4 container(.mp4): Transcode to H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) codecs in MP4 container (.mp4)
Reports & Still Exports:
New Custom Naming Options for Reports and Still Frame Exports: File names for reports and still frames can now be customized with metadata wildcards
Improved Audio Control: Improved manual audio sync control with audio waveform zoom (XT only)
Panasonic Varicam AVC-Intra: Audio support for Panasonic Varicam AVC-Intra MXF clips
Working with LiveGrade Pro:
Receive Metadata from LiveGrade Pro: Take over metadata from LiveGrade Pro via PFLA when matching looks
What’s New in v6.4?
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
Native Video Scopes in Multiple Flavors: Waveform, histogram, vectorscope with settings (XT only)
Support for Dynamic Lens and Camera Metadata: Extract and display dynamic metadata to reference settings per frame and in playback (XT only)
Improved Clips Reports: Dynamic metadata is leveraged to improve reporting with metadata of first frame
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
Canon: Support for 5.9K RAW clips from Canon C700 FF (XT only)
New in Version 6.3
Reports with Three Thumbnails: Create Clips and Thumbnails reports including three thumbnails per clip
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 manual audio sync information from Silverstack (XT only)
Crop to Aspect Ratio: Crop clips to a custom aspect ratio
Audio Clips: Playback and metadata for multi-track audio clips in the clip library
Manual Audio Sync: Add audio tracks to video clips and sync by slate
Window Configurations: Short cuts for activity-tailored user interface configurations
2nd-Display: Clip collection and player on second display
Side-By-Side: Grid View with two clips side-by-side
Speed Improvements: Accelerated transcoding to ProRes and H.264 formats
Managed Transcodes: Transcoded files are managed in the clip library
Overlays: Timecode burn-in and watermark
Transcoding Configurations: Store custom configurations for transcoding jobs
Adobe Premiere Export: Transfer of clip list with metadata
What’s New in Version 5.3?
Silverstack v5.3 is a minor upgrade with extended transfer of metadata to DaVinci Resolve, loading and saving of ASC-CDLs, advanced support for additional image sequence formats and new grading functionalities:
Improved Dailies and transfer functions: Transfer clip metadata to DaVinci Resolve (via CSV for Resolve 12.5 or later).
Color Grading Features:
Import/Export: Load and save ASC-CDLs, import 1D LUT files.
ACES: Download of ACES versions and update to ACES v1.0.2.
Quality Check Improvements:
Image sequences: Advanced support for additional image sequence formats.
What’s new in version 5.2?
Silverstack v5.2 is a minor upgrade with drive sealing, easy ingest and export to Assimilate Scratch:
Travel Drive Sealing:
Sealing: Seal entire volumes.
Import: Import sealed library archives.
Seal management: Get seal info, delete seals and re-seal drives.
Streamlined Color Workflow:
Improved Dailies and transfer functions: Transfer clip and color information to Assimilate Scratch (via ALE).
Quality Check Improvements:
Easy ingest: Easily add files to the library without copying.
What’s new in version 5.1?
Silverstack v5.1 is a minor upgrade with a new ScopeBox integration, more advanced format support and support for AJA devices:
Divergent Media: Use ScopeBox to analyse the clip assets in your library.
Advanced Support for New Formats:
ARRI: ARRIRAW from ALEXA Mini (MXF)
Panasonic: VRAW from VariCam 35
Extended Device Support for HD-SDI Output:
AJA: AJA T-TAP, AJA KONA series, AJA Io series
What’s new in version 5?
Silverstack v5 is a major upgrade for color grading options, look management, extended transfer and enhanced QC functionalities:
Color Grading Features:
Typical grade controls: Choose from different grading modes and manipulate your grade interactively for each clip.
Look Library: Store looks and manage color decisions for your entire project.
Look integration: Grading panel support, look preview, look metadata in reports, and transcoding of clips with custom looks.
Streamlined Color Workflow:
Look import from LiveGrade Pro: Export single or multiple looks from LiveGrade and import them into Silverstack.
Look matching: Automatically match look metadata from LiveGrade to source clips in Silverstack.
Improved Dailies and transfer functions: Transfer clip and color information to Dailies and NLE tools like DaVinci Resolve or Avid Media Composer.
Quality Check Improvements:
HD-SDI output: Review your clips in full quality.
Frame lines: Check your framing in the media player, and enable frame lines for the HD-SDI output.
Silverstack 4.1 is a maintenance update that brings updated SDKs for various cameras and a bunch of smaller fixes. In addition to that, it includes advanced support for two new camera systems:
AVC-Intra: Advanced camera support for Panasonic Varicam 35 up to 4K resolution.
XAVC S: Advanced camera support for Sony a7S in Full HD.
What’s new in version 4?
Silverstack 4 is a major update with focus on improved data management capabilities and now enables more integrated workflows from set to post.
Major topics of Silverstack v4:
Overall improvement of copy speed: Includes a completely revised copy engine and the new super-fast checksum type “xxhash”
Sony F55 / F65 RAW and ProRes XQ support: Enables playback, metadata extraction, thumbnail creation, and transcoding.
Accelerated backup processes to LTO tapes via LTFS: Speeds up the copy and checksum verification process to LTO tapes.
“Cascading copy” for faster processing cycles of media: Makes copy tasks more efficient by first copying to fast destinations and from there in a second run to slower drives.
Set and Set-to-Post workflows with multiple Silverstack libraries: Imports and merges different libraries from several workstations into one master project.
Lots of further new features: Comes with still image export, a new report type with larger thumbnails, and file verification tailored to Set-to-Post workflows.
Best performance with large libraries: Allows optimized handling of large projects with tens of thousands of clips.
Improved job control: Provides better overview of running and finished jobs, simplifies job abortion and error handling.
Updated user interface: Makes the important tasks easier to perform.
What’s new in version 3.4 ?
Advanced support for ARRI Amira, Alexa and Amira Looks, and minor improvements.
Advanced ARRI Amira support: Offload, Playback, and Transcode ProRes Clips from the ARRI Amira. Looks set in the camera are automatically applied.
Alexa Looks: Applying Alexa Looks to ProRes Alexa clips shot with look enabled.
“Unread” jobs: Mark unread jobs automatically as read after entering the jobs view.
Improved license migrtion: Added “recent licenses” button to license manager that shows recently used licenses.
Reveal in Finder: Adding a reveal in finder button to the file info view.
Silverstack 3.4 is a free update for all existing customers of Silverstack v3.
New In Version 3.3
Includes ARRIRAW Real-time Playback and metadata support and a brand new Transcoding functionality to convert major camera formats to QuickTime movies
Pomfort today announced the immediate availability of Silverstack 3.3. The update includes real- time playback and metadata support of ARRI AlexaTM RAW sequences and comes with a brand new “First Look Transcoding” functionality that enables the efficient conversion of e.g. RAW sequences or other professional camera formats into QuickTime ProRes and H.264. Furthermore, the new update adds the highly requested support for playback and metadata for CinemaDNG RAW sequences.
Over 50 new features in Version 3!
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
Management Support for camera specific metadata*
Extraction of metadata from Clips and sidecar files (XML, ALE, etc.)*
Search Clip search by name, metadata, user info, etc.
Smart-folders for complex and recurring searches
Wildcards File name creation based on Clip metadata
Backup Multi-destination file copy
Checksum verified copy for maximum security
Relink Relinking of files which were moved/copied outside of Silverstack
Offload Offload of camera storage cards
Preservation of folder structures
Volumes Overview of all used volumes
Inspection of capacity, fill levels and stored files
Unmounting of volumes without going through Finder
Job Queue Queuing of jobs for consecutive and parallel execution of multiple jobs
Job History Overview of all finished copy jobs
Apple Mail like Read/Unread markers for follow-ups
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 and Export
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
Export Export of FCP XMLs file with extended metadata
Native Playback* Real-time playback of compressed media
Comprehensive Clip timeline for quick navigation*
Big timecode display for improved readability
Playback via Quick Look Media Files: QuickTime, AVI, MPEG4, MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, JPEG, JPEG 2000, Adobe PhotoShop, TIFF, BMP
Additional Formats: ARRI RAW, XDCAM HD, DPX and others with 3rd 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
Display options* Separate channel display
Black and white Clipping indicator
Focus assist for inspecting focus on small screens
Three Column Layout Library and info sidebar
Hiding sidebars to focus on content (e.g. on small screens)
Single project Reduced complexity by focusing on a single project
Switch between projects via the dedicated project chooser
Color Theme White on Black Color Theme
Effective use of Silverstack in low-light conditions
Silverstack can create an .xml file compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro to transfer clips and clip metadata to the editing tool. Learn how easy it is, in this tutorial. This feature works the same in Silverstack, Silverstack XT and Silverstack Lab.
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