The Event view (Workspace 4-5)
This guide will cover the library application workspace 4 and 5, the event view. We assume that you already have a Mediabank account and that you are logged in, if not, please see our section for «how to log in».
The only difference between workspace 4 and 5 is that in workspace 5 you have a wider view, a bigger player, and the search results are located below the player as opposed to the left. All the functionalities are the same.
Workspace 4 and 5 is where you find the in-files events. These events are usually coming from an official statistics provider, so events within the asset have been logged. These events are shown to the right here sorted by timestamps. This makes it easy for you to navigate and find the event you are looking for within the asset.
The taglist include all the events logged in your selected asset. It’s the exact same taglist that you see in your event timeline. For some types of events, we get additional statistics, such as lineups and start lists, and if that is the case, this will show up in the info tab. The cliplist contains lists stored in Mediabank for publishing, exporting and sharing clips, etc.
The “search events” is where you can search for logged events within Mediabank, not only within a specific asset.
Taglist are visible in the event timeline. If you wish to hide the timeline, you can click on the arrow in the middle. If there are multiple logs for an asset, you can find them by clicking the tabs to the left. In the list view, the other logs will show up as a different tab, next to the official log. The official log is the official statistics for this asset, provided by professional plotters.
Using the Event timeline and the listview
By clicking an event, the player will queue up at exactly that point, and by clicking “view clip” it will play the clip including the pre- and post-roll. If I choose “load clip”, it will load it in the timeline with this green marker, and you can trim it as you like either in the timeline itself by dragging, or in the player by using the mark in and mark out buttons.
Using the cliplists
Use cliplist to publish, export or share events. Cliplist is located to the right of the player in workspaces 4 and 5. Click the new/open tab, give it a name and description, and choose whether you want the cliplist to be private, available to a user group or public for all the users in your account. You can also search for an existing cliplist here.
By creating a new cliplist, it’s loads as a new tab, and it’s also immediately available below the player, ready for you to add clips. Go to taglist and find a clip, tick the checkbox and click “add to cliplist”. It will be added with the pre- and post-roll that you have set. You may change the length of the pre- and post-roll on a single event by checking the “use” button.
Cliplists are useful because they are private and saved, so you don’t need to find the events later. Go back to cliplist and select the clips you want, then click “add to M-box”. The M-box is your endpoint for publishing, exporting and sharing. Click on the M-box you want to use, read the description to make sure it does what you want it to do. If you want your clips to be stitched together, check the box where it says Stitch – combine into one file. You may change the order of the clips by dragging and dropping. If you don’t stitch them together, the clips will be delivered separately. Click execute and your chosen clips will be delivered to your destination.
You don’t have to use a cliplist to share and export events. You may select events in the taglist, check the box for pre- and post-roll then and go directly to “add to M-box”. Note that if you don’t go through a cliplist, your clips won’t be saved as a list anywhere.
If you want to search across all the logged clips in Mediabank, you would go to the “search events” tab. Saved searches will appear in tabs here, and you can show which ones to hide by clicking the eye icon, just like you would in asset search. You can free text search within the event search, or you can use the event search filters to configure your search. Let’s try it. All events tagged that includes this search word, will show up in the search results. Let’s clear this search for now and use the event search filters. You can choose whether you want it to match all or any of your criteria here. Let’s try to narrow down our search. You may also combine free text search with the even search filters to narrow down your search even more. You can choose to save this specific search and choose who should have access to it. Once you have created the smart search, it will automatically load in the tab. Click the “new/reset” button to reset the search. What’s great about these searches, is that they are dynamic. If an event takes place tomorrow, and there is an event that fit my search criteria, it will automatically show up in my search results. Should you want to share or publish these events, simply select and add the them to an M-box.
Event Search will search all events available to you. It is visually almost identical to "asset search" available from workspace 1-3, with a few exceptions.
- Event search will only search the log for "Tagged" events. It will not search for assets or clips.
- It will search any events in the Mediabank official Tags lists or other lists that are made available to you.
You do not need to load any asset into the media player. Just go to Workspace 4 or 5 and locate "Search Events" Tab in the meta module.
How to Clear/reset you searches.
To clear your manual search only (1), you simply press the X in the search frame.
Press the (2) "+New/Reset" to clear and reset both the manual search and the Event search filters.
Manual search for Events
Type your search criteria in the search window and press the search button.
When entering Event search, your search result is empty. Clicking the magnifying glass without entering a search phrase will return the total amounts of events stored in your database.
Using the manual search only (without filters) will most likely return a result similar to this: "Results: 1098. Result limit 50". The search result can be adjusted to view 50-200 events. For search results above 200, use a more specific search criteria or combine it with the use of search filters.
You can use the wild card symbol * to simplify your search. Searching for Cross-country skiing can be simplified by typing: cros* and will return all Cross-country and any other combination starting with cros.....
A search with filter like Goal are likely to return to many athletes. Looking for a specific nation, you may combine that athlete in the manual search window like this: goal finland. Add additional phrases to narrow your search result.
To enhance your search even more, use it with the powerful "Event Search Filter" described below.
The Event Search filter
Related to the below image the following applies:
(1) - Keep your most frequent searches in the Tab. If you frequently search the same topics we recommend to define search filters and save them. Your saved search will be added both to the tabs and in the saved search list (5). You can also use Event searches filters from other users in the Tab. To Remove a search from the Tab, click the X in the tab to remove it.
It will not be deleted, and you can make it visible again from the Saved searches folder (5)
(2) - Manual search Is described above but remember that it is also great to use in combination with filters. Note that the manual search will also be saved together with your filters if you forget to clear the phrases.
Using search filters
(1) - Click the "Event Search filter" folder to open it.
Selecting ALL will produce a search result when all filter criteria are met. (default)
It will also set the "Event Search filters" to hierarchical mode. The second filter use the result from the previous filter.
Selecting ANY will result in a wider search result and you will get a combined search result for each of the filters that are met.
(2) Select your first search criteria (label). These labels are defined by your administrator and depends on the available metadata structure. Then select the search switch. ("Is equal" is the default and most frequently used switch). And finally the folders sub category. If you need additional search filters to narrow your search, just click the + sign to create a new and continue to make your selections from available categories and Event types.
(4) Press "Show results" to test your defined filters.
(5) Event date.
You can narrow your search further by marking the Event date and define a time span for your filter. It can be specified down to accuracy of hours.
(6) Before saving your search, you must decide the filters visibility to other users. You have three options:
- Make private: Available and visible only to you.
- Make visible for groups: Select from available usergroups in the drop-down menu. Your filter is read/use only for other users. They cannot delete your filter.
- Public: Available as read/use only for all users in your account. They can not delete your filter.
(7)(8) When finished, name your search and press save.
(9) Saved Filters from you and other users are stored here.
One of the labels contains "List type". To avoid duplicates when searching for Events, you should consider selecting "Official". Mediabank will, by default search in all lists and by selecting "Official" you filter out other users events and copies of the official log.