This article describes the media player and the Navigation module
Once an asset is selected from the worklist (Asset list), it will automatically load a proxy (copy) into the media player. Press the play/pause button at the left bottom of the media window or from the navigation controls in the navigation module below the player to view the media content in the media player.
The Media player is frame accurate. This accuracy enables the user to view the media clip frame by frame and even comment on it with the same accuracy from annotations. Review & Approval and Compliance use Annotationsin their collaboration process.
The Compliance and Review & Approval application use annotations to enable multiple users to collaborate and discuss the media content in a review-process independent of their location.
The same player in all every Mediabank applications
The below image shows the Library (W3) Asset properties implementation of the media player. The media player behavior is consistent throughout the mediabank applications, with a minor difference in the overlays. The overlays adapt to the content loaded into the player. The example overlay below is affected by the content and includes both match time in min:sec and the LTC time.
The simple player bar below the player window consists of the play/pause button followed by the volume button, then followed by a graphic view of the location within the clip. You can drag the white dot in the progress bar to the left or right to rapidly navigate within the clip. The numbers (-0:21) indicates the remaining time in min:sec. If the loaded asset contains (3D/VR) virtual reality functions, the VR symbol will appear. Click the VR icon to view in VR mode. You may need additional equipment to utilize the media clip.
To the end, indicated by a square box, is the toggle switch between the standard (as displayed) and full-size window frame.
The info overlays
The Player module can be configured with many different overlays. The above image reflects the clock in LTC (Longitudinal Time Code: 05:00:11:19). During a match, an additional clock is often configured to reflect match time.
Navigating in your media file (asset) from the Mediabank media player is smooth and accurate, thanks to the different tools that are available.
The LTC time code displays hh:mm:ss:frames with each second containing 24 frames. When using the "Go to time code," you can specify 2412 and hit enter, or the "go-to" button to the right. The player will navigate to the location 24 seconds and frame 12 within the media clip.
Usually, and as described in this article, the mediaplayer never acts alone. The navigation module is normally a part of the mediaplayer, with the exception of Asset properties (W3). Dependent on the workspace or application, the navigation module can even include additional functions as illustrated in the below image.
The keyboard navigation buttons
The media player has a simplistic design with the primary functions available. It is the "tape recorder buttons" below the media player that provides your options for playing the asset.
But navigating within the media content that is loaded into the media player can also be done using the keyboard.
There is also a short cut through keyboard functions available KL.
Spacebar = pause/play
K = pause
L = Play at 1x, 2x or 3x times the speed
J = Play in reverse (Only supported in Safari)
The letter i = mark in with the corresponding o = mark out.
You can also use the arrow buttons on your keyboard to navigate.
Left/Right = 1 frame back or forward.
Up/down = 1 second back or forward
Creating a Tag or an Annotation by using Mark In / Mark Out
You can use the "Mark In / Mark Out" buttons to select a limited sequence in your media file. Go to the beginning of the sequence you wish to enclose by using the media player or navigation controls and click on "Mark In." You will now see the exact time code marking the beginning of your sequence to the right of the "mark in" button. Play/wind to the end of the sequence you wish to extract and click on "Mark Out." You have now selected the media sequence. By clicking on the time codes directly, the mediaplayer automatically positions it selves at the corresponding time codes.
The Mark In / Mark Out is used in conjunction with the Tag and Annotation tools to mark their exact sequence location and length.