How to Share Clips and Assets
In this guide we will cover how to share your assets in Mediabank. Sharing is a very powerful feature, and we will show you different ways of doing that within the Mediabank Library application. We assume that you have a Mediabank account and that you are familiar with basic functionalities in Mediabank.
Sharing with other Mediabank users
To share content with other Mediabank users, select the asset that you want to share, go to the menu and select “copy asset link”.
- Select one asset by clicking in the poster frame. The title field turns light blue to indicate that the asset is selected.
- Click to open the Main menu
- From the Tasks menu, click “Copy asset link”
Another way to do this is to right click the asset and then “copy asset link”.
- First, you must select one asset by clicking in the poster frame. The title field turns light blue to indicate that the asset is selected.
- Right click to open the Task menu and click “Copy asset link”.
- A pop-up window will appear, presenting the link. Click Ok.
This copies the direct URL to your clipboard and you can paste and share it with other Mediabank users. When the user clicks the link, the default browser will open. If they’re not logged in to Mediabank already, they would need to do so first to access the asset. When they do, the asset will automatically open in workspace 3.
Sharing by creating searches, groups and projects
Other ways of sharing or making information easily available for your colleagues in Mediabank is by creating searches, groups and projects. Then make them available in Groups or simply make them public, available to all.
Read the article: UEFA – Library search module
Creating and sharing a project is just as easy. A project is just a manual collection of items. If I choose a group of assets, click the main menu and “add to project”. I want these assets to be part of a new project, that I will name and make available for a group.
The final method of sharing in Mediabank is by grouping. Grouping is an easy way of associating assets. Simply select your chosen assets, right click and “group assets”.
Groups work like folders which you can navigate back to at any time. You can easily access to them to the left in a drop-down list. To get back to the library, simply click the X to the right of the active Group.
You can either create a new group or add to an existing group, by choosing “group assets” or “add assets to group” respectively. You can create a new group and share it as you choose.
You can also click the group icon on of the assets to get back to the group. Should you want to remove an asset from the group, right click on it, choose “remove asset from group” and choose the group.
Finally, from Properties (W3), the Grouped assets are placed in the Title module as a Tab above the Player window.
Sharing with people outside of Mediabank
There might be that you need to notify a third party, such as sponsors or freelancers, who do not have a Mediabank account. There are multiple ways to do this, you can send them a quicklink or you can send the assets or clips through an M-box.
Quicklink is an easy way to send assets to others via e-mail or text message. If the assets you want to send appear in different search results or on different pages, you would choose “add to quicklink” in the main menu, but if all the assets are on the same page, you can choose “send quicklink”. You can also click the hamburger menu on a single asset and select “send quicklink”. Click the M-box, that appears on the bottom to open it. Simply type the recipient’s e-mail or phone number, including the country code, but not the zeros, and hit the enter key. Write a title and a body text and choose the expiration policy of the Quicklink. Once you have executed this, your recipient receives an email or a text with the link. The recipient does not need to have a Mediabank account to open this link. We do not recommend using Quicklinks for distribution of large original files, instead please consider using an M-box for these kinds of deliveries.
Another way to send an asset is through an M-box. M-boxes can do transcoding, provide metadata, deliver to S3 infrastructure, an FTP or even to your editing suites. Similarly, to sending a Quicklink, you choose the asset or assets you wish to send, select the M-box of your choosing, click the M-box to open it up, fill in the information and click execute. In workspace 1 and 2, you can also send full assets by clicking the thumbnail of an asset and drag it to the appearing M-boxes. Click the M-box and the descriptions will tell you what the specific M-box does.