Dispatch Definitions / Glossary

  • Workspace - A Workspace is the overall umbrella in which you are working when using Dispatch. Think of it like a Google account, if you're using gmail logged in as "personalemail@gmail.com" and then switch to use "workemail@gmail.com" then all actions you are now taking fall under the "workemail@gmail.com" account. If you have access to multiple Workspaces then you can switch between them via the Workspace selector in the top right corner of the Dispatch UI. See white circle with "BR" in the image below.

  • Asset - An Asset is any individual file you upload or import into Dispatch. It can be just about any file type you could want to use, you can add different metadata to it for searching and organization, and we'll even extract technical metadata from each asset upon upload
    • Asset Hover Controls - When hovering over Asset thumbnails in Gallery View, you'll notice that controls appear. Depending on the context you're in, you'll be able to take a few different actions via these controls.
      • Quick View - This button will slide in the "quick view" panel for that particular asset
      • Asset Detail - This button will navigate you to that asset's detail page
      • Magnify/View/Listen - This icon, located in the bottom right corner, will either magnify images and documents to view them larger, or it will open up a video or audio player, depending on the asset type

    • General Metadata - General Metadata is the type of metadata that you as a user can easily set and edit within the UI, and is used for organization and searching

    • Technical Metadata - Technical metadata is the type of metadata that Dispatch automatically extracts from the assets you upload, like file size, file type, bit rate, etc

  • Collections - Collections are similar to folders, and they have a visible page you can view in the Dispatch UI. They are different from standard computer folders in that an Asset can exist in as many Collections as you want since they work by associating the Asset with the Collection instead of nesting it within the Collection (like folders do on your computer). You can create new Collections or add Assets to an existing Collection from the "Add to Collection" boxes located throughout the UI
  • Tags - Tags are used in a similar way to tags on videos or websites, in that you can search and organize your assets and collections with them. They don't have a page of their own in the UI, like collections do, however. We recommend adding tags to your assets and collections that help describe the type or purpose of that asset/collection

  • Selection Panel - The selection panel is the bar that appears in the bottom of the Dispatch UI when any asset or Collection is selected. It's intended to be a speedy way to take actions on the items you have selected

  • Share Link - A share link is just that, a link you can generate to share assets/collections inside of Dispatch with non-Dispatch users out in the world. These are great to use for sending assets with team members who aren't using Dispatch, pitching for placements, getting feedback, and generally replacing things like private SoundCloud or YouTube links 

  • Activity Log - The activity log is where you can trace all the activity around your assets, collections and more, to understand how they're being used, who is using them



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