What is Properties?

Every asset you upload contains additional informative data. It is technical data about the media it selves but also other metadata that is added after the creation of the asset.

This additional information is often referred to as metadata and can be modified later by an application or user. The technical data can not be modified by you since it is valuable information about the asset size, frames/sek, codecs used etc. 

Other parts of the metadata are added by supporting applications during production/broadcasting or similar, but there is also room for you to add additional information (metadata) to simplify your daily routines. Most common manually added metadata are words to categorize the asset and to make it easier to search and locate the asset later. These words are often referred to as Tags.

Mediabank support any type of metadata/Tags and your administrator can customize it to serve any needs. This document covers the asset properties view from AdEx, Review & Approval and Library

These three applications reveals your asset properties. Typically when you upload your asset, you use AdEx forms to manually enter additional information, also known as Tags, Metadata etc. and will later be found under the Properties Tab in Library and Review & Approval.
Looking at the image below, you see the simple AdEx form allowing you to enter "general information" like; Title, Sub-title, Category and so forth. The "Other information" could be Content type, Season, Series and other typical broadcast information.


When the asset upload is done, you can reveal and modify parts of the properties in both the Library and Review & Approval application.


From the Mediabank point of view, the following information is regarded as the asset properties.

  • Media format - technical information like asset size, frames/sec, codecs used etc. You can not modify this.
  • Client defined fields - Typical content from the AdEx forms that you manually (or automatically) added to the asset during upload (import).
  • Linked assets - Mediabank can link assets, so when loading the asset the other linked asset will be loaded in the header tabs in Review & Approval. Typical first and second half of a soccer match or similar. Looking in the properties tab, you can see all the linked assets.
  • Current status - Is it archived, backed up or is the original asset missing? Is it uploading or finished? If you encounter problems you should check the asset property status.
  • Log - Who has read/loaded the asset, published, uploaded deleted the asset? Was it archived? The log contains the assets historical lifeline and can be used for troubleshooting.
  • Access - Who has access to the asset. It lists the users, groups or anybody that have access to the asset.
 








Mediafile properties from the Mediabank Review & Approval application.


Here is an easy guide to find your mediafile (asset) properties from Review & Approval. At the end of this document you can find additional property information.











Mediafile properties from the Mediabank Library application.

There are several ways to check out the properties of your selected mediafile. Here are the most common ways to view or modify the mediafile properties. 


1. From Workspace one (W1) or W3

While standing in Workspace 1 (W1) you can easily get access to the mediafiles properties. Just click on the property Icon (Three dots) and you will find all the metadata available. A more detailed view is listed in the end of this document.

W3 specific: Caused by the compressed information in the Library W3 listview, you obtain the same property view by just clicking on the thumb poster.  








2. From Workspace one (W1) trough the Menu

While standing in Workspace 1 (W1) you can easily get access to the mediafiles properties trough the Menu.

1. Select the mediafile by clicking once in the thumb window. You can see that it is selected by the two orange lines above and below the mediafile title.
2. Click on the Menu icon and the menu wil "drop down" revealing the options you have. The options that are grayed out are unavailable for you because of rights or they are just irrelevant.
3. Locate Properties and click on it.
4. The same property information appear as in the thumb view example above.

 






Edit properties on multiple mediafiles in one operation. (batch)




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2. From Workspace one (W1) trough the Workspace two (W2) menu or directly.

Workspace two (W2) differ slightly from the other views. From here you can actually modify the editable metadata to the selected assets. Again, standing in workspace one (W1) you can either click directly in Workspace Menu W2 or click in the actual medialfiles thumb view W2 icon. The only difference between these two is that by using the thumb W2 icon will sync the existing scrubbing poster to the new W2 player window.






Clicking on the Workspace two (W2) icon will lead you to the "ultimate" property window. From her you can modify, add or delete the assets metadata. 









   

Mediafile properties from the Mediabank application.

The property view from Mediabank is now more comprehensive than ever. Here is a short introduction:

Media format:  The mediafiles (assets) technical information. Can not be modified.
Client defined fields: Data (Metadata) that can be modified, even called Tags. Structured use of these makes it easier to makes searches later.
Current status: Is it locked for deletion, is it online or information about archive and backup.
Access: Who has access to this mediafile. It is very easy to spot unauthorized users.
Log: Who did what and when. Even Log from Review & Approval can be configured to appear here.



Media format

Client defined fields

GeneralDuration:
00:00:21:19 (21772 msec)
GeneralFileSize:
687.1MB (720522047 bytes)
GeneralFileExtension:
mov
GeneralFormatProfile:
QuickTime
GeneralTimeCodeStart:
01:00:44:00 (3644 sec)
GeneralOverallBitRate:
252.49MBbps
GeneralOverallBitRateMode:
VBR
VideoWidth:
1888
VideoFormat:
ProRes
VideoHeight:
1062
VideoBitRate:
250.24MBbps
VideoFrameRate:
23.976
VideoAspectRatio:
16:9
VideoFormatProfile:
 
VideoOriginalScanType:
 
AudioCodec:
PCM
AudioFormat:
PCM
AudioChannels:
2
AudioResolution:
24 bits
AudioSamplingRate:
48000
OnAirChannel
 
EmissionId
 
Category
Stockshots
ClipType
Video
Customer
Media Netwerk
Campaign
test
Status
new
HouseNumber
 
Broadcaster
 
FileStatus
ready
Application
library
Thumb TC
 
AutoProcessConfig
 
ProxyEncodingParams
 
PosterEncodingParams
 
Comments
 
UploadCompanyName
 
UploadUserName
 
BatonTestPlan
 

Current status

Access

Is not locked.
Is offline.
Is archived.
Is backed up
Groups:
Array
Local admins Media Netwerk (8)
Media Netwerk users (9)
Users:

Log

 

Access log
Type
Info
Loaded in player
7 times
Users
3107_admin

 

Meta data change log
Time
User
Type
Info
2015-06-23 14:22:05 UTC
7
INFO
Succesfully backed up to S3/Glacier bucket mnbackupdefault at 2015-06-23 14:22:05. Average transfer rate: 11.65MB/s
2015-06-23 14:21:06 UTC
7
INFO
Backup command issued to back end workflow system at 2015-06-23 14:21:06UTC
2015-06-23 14:21:06 UTC
7
INFO
Meta data key 'BackupStorageKeyName' updated from value '' to '710978.mov'