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.
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.
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.
display name of your library
You can choose a Transcoding Preset
The library file contains all information about the configuration of the library. It can be saved on a server where everybody has access.
Define the root location of the library data
Select which database to use for library.
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 settings → library to manage the library you just created.
Here you can configure your transcoding templates for the proxy creation.
You have to import a model to use the auto tagging feature.
Go to settings → library → model
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!
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 new elements into one of your libraries. This is where the tagging is happening.
In the settings you can manage different things, your libraries and transcoding templates.