Library Workspace 1-3
Library is a web application that provides access to your valuable content through a low-resolution copy (proxy) that is always online.
The Mediabank Library application offers a safe and reliable storage for your assets. It holds your original hi-resolution media content safe and surveyed on secure spinning disks.
You can preview your media content with the integrated media-player and retrieve detailed metadata or information about your material. You can add tags and comments anytime. You can even share your media content easily. Just drop your assets or clips into one or more "Destination containers" (M-boxes) to execute predefined workflows, e.g. send to an editing suite, YouTube account, your partners ftp-server, etc. The clips will be transcoded and converted to the correct format before distribution.
With the Quicklink feature you can fast and easy share your media, or parts of it, through an open link for a certain period. It can even be used when the recipient is not part of your UEFA Mediabank community.
This "get started" article focus on the three first workspaces in the Library.
Thumb view vs List view (Workspace 1 & 2)
In the image below, you see the default view in your Library application. Many users prefer to see the asset listed with a larger poster window than a list view. However, with thousands of assets in the library, you might find it cumbersome to scroll trough them all to locate your asset(s). Especially if you are looking for several assets. But, combined with the search and filter functions, the thumb view may be the choice for you.
Below, you see two half windows illustrating the difference between the Thumb view (upper image) and the list view. The advantage list view can provide is sorting asset by date, title or any other metadata of your choice.
Workspace 3 (W3)
This workspace provides everything you need to know about your mediafile (asset). You can select an asset from both of the workspaces W1 and W2 and then click on W3. From the W3 workspace you can do the following:
- Play the media file in the player window or in full screen mode.
- Check the assets (media file) properties (metadata)
- Use the Share function to distribute the media content to other users or destinations
- Select/edit/create notification lists
- Publish the media content to predefined destinations
- Check and modify the assets Video parts
Observe new functions introduced November 2018
The new search functions are:
- Recent search - Library will now remember the 10 last textual searches and list them in a pop-up window when the user begins to type a search string.
- Combined event & asset search - When entering Library, the W1 and W2 now lists all assets and events available in the list/thumb-view upper right corner (3). Users can now search for both assets and events using one search string.
A free text search (1) will automatically search the database for both assets and events. Observe that the search result are not listed in a combined workspace, but are listed in different windows as explained in image below. Read more about advanced searches in the Library search document.
Workspace 1, the Thumb view
The default Workspace is Thumb view or Workspace 1.
Whether you are in workspace 1, 2 or 3 you will always find the search field to the left in the application. This is a free text area, where you can do Google-style searches.
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 or just browse through it in the asset icon window.
Asset thumb view in Workspace 1:
Grouped assets - sometimes the asset posters have a green "link" icon present. These icons notifies you that this 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 in the view. The title module will also list the grouped assets in its title window when loading the asset in to the media player.
Mirrored/Linked assets - (M) The asset is mirrored from another source. Access can be revoked from that source. Hoover 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. Hoover 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 hoover to the left or right, you can view the asset content within seconds. Mediabank automatically produce 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.
Lock icon - when visible, the asset is locked for deletion.
Warning triangle - provides information about the assets 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 assets properties. You may also double click within 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.
Select multiple assets
You can select multiple assets in Workspace 1. If you click on an asset, it's title frame turns orange. If you hold your shift key, and select another asset, it will select all the assets in between. You can also choose multiple assets by clicking the assets while using the command key on a Mac, or the control key on Windows. You can also select assets by clicking an asset title and drag, like a lasso tool.
Workspace 2, the list view.
This is more of an Excel-style way of displaying your search results. You can simply click the header of the column and it will sort the assets ascending and descending. The third time you click, it will sort back to the default, which is the the recent added asset at the top. You can choose what columns you would like to see, as well as their width from the Mediabank dashboard.
Assets can be linked together by media IDs. If you choose an asset that has linked assets, all associated assets will automatically show up as tabs over the player. If there are more than four associated assets, a “more” button will appear. You can also see the linked assets here on the right-hand side.