Thumb view vs List view (Workspace 1 & 2)
In the image below, the default (thumb) view in the Library application is presented. Many users prefer to see the assets listed with a larger poster window compared to the list view. However, with thousands of assets in the library, the user might find it cumbersome to scroll through them all to locate his/her asset(s). Especially if the search involves several assets.
The advantage a list view can provide is sorting assets by date, title, or any other metadata of your choice.
The image is illustrating the difference between the Thumb view (upper image) and the list view.
Thumb and List view are very basic tools to help the user navigating through the media content. Both these workspaces need tools to refine the results at the user's preference.
In the below image, an arrow is shown that points to advanced MAM (Media Asset Management) tools.
These tools are described in separate articles.
- Calendar view
- Saved searches, projects, and groups
- Advanced search
Default configuration when starting Library
When the user starts the Library application it loads the landing page (default page). Note that many of these parameters are configurable by the user from the Dashboard.
The default Library startup configuration is listed below:
- Thumb view, listing the latest incoming assets.
- Asset mode, listing assets only
- Search tools inactive
The single asset in Thumb view (W1)
Within the thumb view workspace, you can select a single asset and perform numerous tasks.
You can; send it to the archive, download it on your own device for later viewing or editing, send it to a destination, temporarily share the final version with other people outside the project, update its metadata, view it in full-screen mode, group it with other assets or just browse through it in the asset icon window.
Grouped assets - sometimes the asset posters have a green "link" icon present. These icons notify you that this particular asset is grouped with one or more additional assets. By clicking on the icon, the asset will be presented in the Thumb or list view together with the other grouped assets. All other assets will be excluded from the view. The title module will also list the grouped assets in its title window when loading the asset into the media player.
Mirrored/Linked assets - (M) The asset is mirrored from another source. Access can be revoked from that source. Hover over the "M" to see the source. If the asset is linked, you will see an L instead of an M. The asset is Linked from another source. Hover over the "L" to see the source.
Scrubbing posters - When an asset is selected (orange title frame), position your cursor over the asset in thumb view and hover to the left or right, you can view the asset content within seconds. Mediabank automatically produces scrubbing posters from the assets when they are uploaded/retrieved.
The black & white overlay to the right in the asset thumb view provides information and warnings.
W3 - Takes you to the asset property view and loads it into the media player. You will find all the information available, including the asset id and its metadata. If you have the rights, you can even modify the metadata in client-defined fields. If the thumb reflects an Event, the player will start in W4 or W5 and load the asset linked to the Event and align the media player with the time codes specified in the event.
Lock icon - when visible, the asset is locked for deletion.
Warning triangle - provides information about the asset's temporary status or warnings. Warnings could be information about missing subtitles or that the asset only holds the proxy in mediabank. The original must be retrieved from backup or archive if needed.
More menu - Takes you to a read-only view of the asset's properties. You may also double click within the asset frame.
Action menu - Takes you to the M-boxes or Quick link features that enables you to send or share your asset to other destination.
Right-click in asset frame - Takes you to the Task menu that enables you to perform various actions on that asset.
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