You can do several different tasks using the Archive solution like searching, adding metadata, transcoding, exporting, creating snapshots, checking transcripts and formats, managing access, and more. All those features are available under the “Assets” tab.

The Assets overview is the main part of any archive solution. Here the end-user can find a list of all archived assets, search his assets, filter the search results and even organize his assets.

Search Field and Saved Searches

By default Vidispine is indexing all the metadata, allowing end-users to use the search field not only to search their assets by their title but also to search for a term from their metadata.

Next to the search field, we have a shortcut to the saved searches. You can save your searches, by searching for a particular term, and then press on the white flag as shown in the screenshot below.

Creating a Saved Search

This would open a separate menu, where you can access your saved searches or define a new one:

Saving a Search

This would create a new entry in the Saved Search list with the name rocks. The list can be accessed anytime by pressing on the white flag

Accessing the Saved Search Window

And from there you can apply your saved searches by pressing on the small icon appearing in front of the saved search as shown below.

Applying a saved search

This action will apply it and return the relevant results.

As shown on the screenshot above you can also search across your saved searches, scroll across different pages or change the number of searches shown in the window, by selecting the Rows Per Page.

The filter field is giving you the possibility to filter further your assets without searching for any specific asset. You can filter by:

  • Content - when selecting the check box in front of My Content only the assets for which you are the owner would be presented in the assets list

  • Title - this is like searching for the title. This filter is case insensitive.

  • Category - you can also narrow it down by selecting one of the categories from the drop-down list

  • Media Type - The supported media types are:

    • Video

    • Image

    • other

  • Video Codec - a drop-down list of all video codecs

  • Audio Codec - a drop-down list of all audio codecs

  • Mime Type - indicates the nature and format of the asset

  • Original Height - you can also filter your search results by the asset’s original height and/or define a height range

After you find the content, a detailed view helps you to complete different activities. Clicking on the three dots beside the file name and transcode or export your files. By using an integrated media player you can create a snapshot or add comments with a time stamp easily.

On the right side, you have the option to revise and change metadata, transcripts, snapshots, formats, access, and collections.

You can delete (deletion is not permanent, assets go to Housekeeping where permanent deletion is possible) by a simple drag & drop action.