This article describes the Mediabank 360 media player and the Navigation module
We assume you have successfully loaded your media asset into the media player from your work list and are ready to view the asset. Once an asset is selected from your worklist (Asset list) it will automatically load a proxy (copy) into the media player. You can start to play it by pressing the play/pause button in the left bottom of the media window or from the navigation controls in the navigation module below the player.
The Media player is frame accurate. This enables you to view the media clip frame by frame and even comment on it with the same accuracy from annotations. Annotations are used in Review & Approval and Compliance.
The same player in all every Mediabank applications
The below image shows the Library Event 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 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 (-0:05) 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 normal (as displayed) and full-size window frame.
The info overlays
The Player module contains two topics, the media player and the overlays. Game clock in LTC (Longitudinal Time Code: 00:00:39:29) and the Match time (78:04). Observe that the above example is Event showing Match time in min:sec.
Navigating in your media file (asset) from the Mediabank media player is easy and accurate thanks to the different tools you have available.
In the Player/navigation window, you enter the time code with reference to the overlay part of the player window (01:02:46:00) while located in the Sport & Event application you must use the LTC to navigate. You can not use Match time.
The Library Navigation module
The LTC time code displays hh:mm:ss:frames and each second contains 24 frames. When using "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.
When using the navigation control buttons as shown below the player, a user can navigate within 1, 10 or 30 seconds interval with the different buttons.
However, it is possible to jump with 2 min time frame by entering +20000 and hit enter. The player will move forward +2 min each time the enter button is pushed. Using a - sign in front it will go backward. The 20000 is actually 2min 00sec 00frames.
The keyboard navigation buttons
The media player has a simplistic design with the major functions available. Basically, it is the "tape recorder buttons" below the media player that provides your options 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 position 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.
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