Collections are yet another Mediabank way of viewing media content. The Collections view is ideal for environments with a large volume of media content (assets only) that are related to each other or should be related based on business rules. As always, the quality of the content in Collections is dependent on the quality of the associated metadata.
The benefit of using collections is many:
- The "high" value media content is defined at the company level. This is essential for Rights owners (DRM) that seeks an optimal return on their recorded media content. Mediabank can use its "monetary" categories (metadata) to seek and relate the media content into Collections.
- Ideal for use on media content that represents series, seasons, episodes, or any material that benefits from being related.
- Any user, from novice to expert, can easily extract the desired media content, defined as high value with a few clicks.
- Entirely metadata-based. Metadata from a third-party provider is also a valid source.
From the below image, the following occurs when selecting the Collection button.
The workspace will present the defined primary Collections. Selecting one of the primary Selections will reveal it's sub Collections. Selecting a sub Collection will eventually reveal it's media content in the forms of thumbs.
From the sub-Collections, the media content will be presented as Thumbs or in the List-view style. By clicking on workspaces in the main menu (top of the screen) the user can decide the best view for his/her tasks.
It is also support for single-level content Collections. For searches without the need for sub-collections, the sub-collection thumb can be omitted and the search result is immediately displayed.
It is important to know that a limitation on the hardcoded search parameter exists. A search parameter that generates a result equal or above 2000 assets is considered unpredictable and must be narrowed.
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