There may be hundreds or thousands media/sport assets in your library and you possess advanced tools to search, filter or sort them in Mediabank. Projects however offers another way to help you work even more efficient. And as the name says, you can now define your own Projects with predefined mediafiles (assets) included. Observe the applications supporting projects in the below table.
Why use Project?
Automated "mini" Library. That is why you choose to use Projects. Imagine you are doing a commercial and need clips/content from existing mediafiles in your Library. After manually searching the Library, you found 5 mediafiles with the appropriate content. It will take about two weeks to finish the commercial and you need those mediafiles regularly throughout this period. A great way to locate and extract those medifiles from your Library on a daily basis is to create a Project or mini Library. By creating a Project you eliminate the need for repeated search and the risk of using content from other mediafiles.
How does it work?
You create a Project with a unique name and manually add those mediafiles to it. The next time you need material from the previous selected mediafiles, you just click on your Project to extract them from Library. Other mediafiles are now hidden.
Create a project
There are several ways to create Projects in Mediabank. In the below method, we create an empty project from the search module and then add the mediafiles.
Start by pressing "Add Project" and plot in your project title. I need to use specific Stockshots images so I name my project Stockfile project. Select the access parameters by defining the people who should participate.
You can define:
- Private - Only for you
- Group - Select the different work groups available for you to select. These groups are normally defined by your local admin.
- Public - For everybody in your company
Click on Save when done. You have now created a project named "Stockfile project" without any mediafiles. Actually, there is one file in the project library (my mistake). The number in parentheses (x) shows the number of mediafiles in the project. The edit field to the right of the Project name may be in a grey color. This means you can use it but not edit it.
If you chose to edit your Project, you are granted two options. Rename the project or Delete the project. There is no need to empty the Project before deleting it. The Mediafiles are still located in your Library.
Add mediafiles to a project
The next step is to add mediafiles to your project. You can select mediafiles from Thumb view (W1) or Listview (W2) but be aware that you select them slightly different dependent on workspace. Then you right-click on one of the mediafiles poster (icon) to activate the popup menu. Select "Add to project"
As an alternative, you may ignore the previous last step (right click on mediafile icon) and instead chose the menu button from the Header module. From there you select "Add to project".
At this point you have selected your mediafiles and clicked on "Add to project". One of two new popup menus appear. #1 - If no existing project are found, you are given the choice of creating a new for your mediafiles. #2 - If projects exists, you may chose the appropriate or even create a new Project for your selected mediafiles. Click on "Add to project" or "Add to new project" and you are done.
You have created your project !!
How to remove mediafiles from your project
It is very simple to remove a mediafile from your Project. Just click on one of your Projects, right-click on the mediafile you want to remove and select "Remove from Project" from the popup menu.
Observe that this is an automated static approach to select mediafiles.
If new mediafiles within stockfiles are added they will not appear in the project.
For a more dynamic approach you can look into the article in the top right section named "Smart search".