In this article we will learn how to upload and organize media assets in ftrack Review.
Uploading assets to ftrack can be done either directly from a review, or in the Library where you can also find all the assets in your project.
From the Library you can organize assets into folders. This is useful if you have a large project with many assets.
Navigate to the Library.
To upload a new media asset, simply drag & drop the file into the web browser. Alternatively, click the upload area to browse for the file.
If you upload a video it will be automatically encoded so that you can view it in your web browser.
ftrack Review supports videos, images and PDFs.
Note: When uploading videos with high resolution, the review proxies generate in stages, which means that the first proxy has a maximum resolution of 700p. If the uploaded media resolution is 1080p or higher, more proxies will generate and become available. You might need to refresh the page to view these proxies in the player.
Version your assets
When you upload the first asset in a project it will automatically become the first version of that asset.
The version number is displayed under the name of the asset, in the image below we see an asset with one version.
Uploading a file with the same name of the asset with the same file name will version up the asset.
When hovering the mouse cursor on the thumbnail, an options menu is displayed in the top right.
Clicking the three dots will display a menu, giving the ability to upload a new version, move, unversion, share and delete the media.
Unversioning means the latest version of the asset will be broken out to its own media asset.
If you want to merge an asset, you simply select it and drop it on top of another asset.
Share assets in a review
You can share media to a review by selecting Share on each asset individually.
If you are sharing multiple media elements, you can select all assets you intend to review and then click Share next to the page title.
Use folders to organize your assets
Folders can be used to store a collection of media. To create a folder, click on the + Create Folder button on the right-hand side.
Enter a name for the folder. Folders will be displayed above the media assets. Assets can be dragged and dropped into the folders.
If the asset is in a folder, you can also move the asset up one level out from the folder from the same options menu.
Tip: You can select multiple assets in the library and move all at once to a folder.