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) related to each other or should be associated 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 are many:
- The "high" value media content specified at the company level is essential for Rights owners (DRM) seeking an optimal return on their recorded media content. Mediabank can then use its "monetary" categories (metadata) to seek and relate the media content into Collections.
- Ideal for use on media content representing series, seasons, episodes, or any other related content.
- Novice or expert, the "high" value media content can easily be located and extracted with a few clicks.
- Entirely metadata-based. Metadata from a third-party provider is also a good 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 its sub Collections. Selecting a sub Collection will eventually show its media content in the form 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 also supports single-level content Collections for searches without the need for sub-collections. The search result is immediately displayed.
It is essential to know that a limitation on the hardcoded search parameter exists. A search for media content that generates a result equal to or above 2000 assets is considered unpredictable and must be improved.
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