February 11, 2016 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Munich, Germany - Pomfort, a global provider of professional software solutions for media and color management in motion pictures and broadcast production, today is proud to announce the release of Silverstack 5, a major upgrade to its flagship product. The new version 5 focuses on the evolving role color occupies in today's film production workflows and includes essential features that make it extremely easy to manage and create looks in combination with source media on set and beyond.
Silverstack is the clever software for media management that now also performs tasks to efficiently supply looks for QC, dailies creation, and for editorial. Featuring the automated matching of media and color information in one clip library, Silverstack significantly facilitates and accelerates workflows in film productions of all sizes. Features like the new grading controls, the import option for single looks or archives from LiveGrade or other tools, the extensive matching wizard, and the customizable reports now with color information, significantly help the production team in their daily activities.
Silverstack's powerful integration with common third-party tools like DaVinci Resolve or AVID Media Composer enable to transfer media and color information in a streamlined way so that customers do not waste time anymore going through confusing paper stacks. 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 and hereby tremendously supports them in their creative processes.
The newly built-in output for HD-SDI monitoring meets on-set staff's common requirements for checking source material. Silverstack XT enables teams to review clips in full 10-bit quality by using HD-SDI playout devices from Blackmagic Design (with AJA support coming soon). Furthermore, frame lines can be used to display clips with a variety of aspect ratios in the Silverstack Media Player, on HD-SDI monitors, and for the transcoded clips.
Silverstack has been one of the leading tools for media management in film productions over the last years, and has been used on thousands of feature films, television projects, and commercials such as Steve Jobs, Ant Man and many more.
"We have been Silverstack users for years, and it is impressive to experience how every upgrade facilitates the way how we are able to manage media and looks across teams or individually," says Matthieu Straub, onset workflow specialist at Be4Post in Paris. "I very much like the integration with LiveGrade that significantly increases the productivity working with colors at the film set."
New Features in Silverstack 5:
* Extensive look management and color grading functionalities
* A dynamic look library that seamlessly integrates with LiveGrade Pro
* Improved capabilities to transfer clip and color information to common dailies tools
* Advanced QC enhancements that now include professional HD-SDI monitoring
* Frame lines with options for different aspect ratios
"The feedback for Silverstack v5 related to look management features has been overwhelming already in the beta phase. Customers are thrilled with the option to handle clip and look information in one library", says Patrick Renner, product manager at Pomfort. "This really fastens production processes and enables frictionless transfers of all necessary data to subsequent production steps such as dailies creation. Unlike other tools Silverstack is a software that enables open media workflows so that customers now have even more options to work on their feature films, TV episodes, and commercials."
* Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
Pricing and Availability:
A yearly subscription for Silverstack can be purchased for $399 USD / 349 EUR, the yearly subscription for Silverstack XT comes at $599 USD / 529 EUR. Pomfort also offers the possibility to rent Silverstack and Silverstack XT for the duration of 14 days / one month / two months. Silverstack XT is now also available as a bundle offer with LiveGrade Pro. Silverstack 5 can be acquired at the Pomfort webstore and through authorized Pomfort resellers worldwide. A 14-day trial version is available as a free download.
For more than 6 years, Pomfort has been one of the upcoming companies for information technology in the field of professional film production. Pomfort specializes in developing high-quality and cost-effective software products for file-based camera workflows. Customers in more than 80 countries work with Pomfort's innovative products. From film set to postproduction Pomfort enables film production teams to efficiently manage media and colors. Pomfort is internationally renowned for its well designed products Silverstack and LiveGrade. Copyright (C) 2015 Pomfort. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.