First setup

The first time you start the application you the will see the start-up screen.

You can either create a new configuration for a new library, load an existing configuration or open up the documentation.

Create new configurations

Where to save the configuration file?

Define where the configuration(config) file is saved.

The config file contains the global configuration of all libraries. Here you can define the file structure and naming convention for each of the libraries.

Either use the default location or set a custom location. For single users it's probably best to use the default location. For a studio you want to select a place on your server where everybody can access it.

Use a preset?

Either start your configuration from scratch or use a predefined preset.

The preset will help you get started fast. It sets up the path patterns and values for you. If you use the software for the first time, it's probably a good thing to start with a predefined preset.

The path pattern and values define your naming convention and file structure on disk.

Complete

Finally, complete the first step by clicking the ”let’s go!” button to create the setup.


You get redirected to a new page where you can choose either to ”create” or ”load/import” your libraries.

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The next steps are:

  • create a new library or import existing library

  • import model file

Create new library

When you click ”create library” a dialog will show.

Name

display name of your library

Preset

You can choose a Transcoding Preset
The presets specify the proxy creation, like thumbnails.

Library File

The library file contains all information about the configuration of the library. It can be saved on a server where everybody has access.

Library Root

Define the root location of the library data

Database

Select which database to use for library.
It holds all information about the different elements.
The file can be saved on a server where everybody has access.

Either use a file based database (SQLite) or a server based database (e.g. PostgreSQL)

Your current operating system (underlined) will be validated and the data is primarily added for this OS. It is possible to set the paths for the other operating systems by toggling the button on the bottom.

Go to settingslibrary to manage the library you just created.
Here you can configure your transcoding templates for the proxy creation.

Import Model

You have to import a model to use the auto tagging feature.

  • Go to settings → library → model

  • Click import

  • Choose the model you received when buying the full version

Now you are all set up and you can start ingesting elements into your library!

Views

The different views are depending on the version that you are using.
For example: das element lite has no ingest view

This is the gallery view. Here you can search for elements and browse your libraries.

Ingest

Ingest new elements into one of your libraries. This is where the tagging is happening.

Settings

In the settings you can manage different things, your libraries and transcoding templates.