Chorus instantly updates project files between the cloud and workstations - both Windows and macOS - meaning your existing workflows continue, uninterrupted.
Files can be edited in creative software without plugins - just click save and you're done.
Adding the capabilities of DAM to desktop workflows opens up a world of new possibilities. Once you've tried it, there's no going back.
Serving as virtual homes for marketing and creative teams, Chorus’s highly configurable spaces mirror the way you already work.
They’re loaded with smart features and tools that automate and simplify everyday work-in-progress projects. Streamline creation, storage and collaboration – across your organization and beyond.
Collaboration needs effective communication. Built-in chat manages your file approval process and keeps everyone on track, attaching team feedback to the files you’re all working on.
Beyond sign-off, track the stages of each file’s activity – from edits to shares and downloads.
You don’t have to move your folders somewhere more public to collaborate with others. Simply share that container with individuals, teams - and external contributors, too.
As a configurable digital asset management system, Chorus allows you to control access to your files, from just viewing through to sharing with their own collaborators.
Picture your organization’s images, formatted and cropped to the correct ratio for immediate use. Social, web... you don't even need to download the files - just copy a link.
You'll be able to make multiple variants of a single file, without taking up any more storage. Original asset need updating? Edit it, and your changes will cascade to all other versions - even the ones published to web sites.
As well as connecting with your CMS, Chorus can publish links to content as branded micro-sites with just one click. It has never been easier to share content libraries online.
Password-protected or fully open, link publishing gives you a branded space to share your content and files with a wider audience.
Adding metadata to files supercharges their usability and saves your workforce precious time. Choose from controlled vocabularies, drop-down lists, visual labels and more, to help them find your media - fast.
Folder and batch editing help you process multiple files efficiently; AI-driven tagging marks up thousands of images almost instantly, and in astonishing detail.
Chorus takes search to the next level. Create a smart collection and set rules from a menu of your fields such as keywords, status, labels… whatever you’re looking for.
Every file that matches up will appear there automatically. Once you’ve told a smart collection what to search for, it never stops looking.
Spend more time on creative work while the workflow dashboard drives handoff between users and managers.
The dashboard handles approvals and feedback, letting approvers respond to usage requests as soon as they happen.
Keep an eye on progress with Chorus’s activity log, where every upload, edit, share and download is recorded and searchable.
As files are used and reused across projects, team members can add notes themselves to provide extra detail for colleagues.
Once that brilliant content has left your team’s hands, guide your next project with easy-to-use reporting on this one.
Who’s viewing what? Which images are the most popular? Which email shares got a download? Chorus records it all – then crunches the numbers into simple, useful graphs - and sends email reports.
For nearly two decades we’ve helped marketing and creative teams worldwide manage their digital media. They're supported by our award-winning Customer Success team, who are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your Chorus site.
"We have four sites with Third Light and have worked with them for five years. Theirs is a solid and reliable system, with excellent support. Highly recommended."Paul Brown, Paul Brown Imaging
"The whole system is really easy to use - both as an admin and a user. Users are asking way less questions re help than before, which means it is simple to use and easy to understand... which is great! I would happily recommend Third Light to anyone looking for this kind of service."Rachel - Corporate Affairs & Marketing Co-ordinator - G2 Review
"Third Light helps us store, organize, share, find and edit media files of all kinds. We especially like the dynamic, faceted search functionality and the very powerful metadata system."Hanne Marthinsen, Web Editor, MarkedsPartner AS
"Third Light's installation package and PDF walk-through made installing the server a cinch. We couldn't be more pleased with the support we have received. Direct and rapid support from helpful people at Third Light means that problems are resolved quickly and with the minimum of fuss."Ian Tolley, IT Manager, The British Postal Museum and Archive
"The software is simple, well documented and intuitive. From our initial evaluation of Chorus to onboarding and getting everything set up, the Third Light team is clearly dedicated to the quality of their products and the success of their customers. Chorus is well designed from a user standpoint without being bloated with extra features. Instead of trying to do everything, it's streamlined and focused on how we operate day to day and what it does, it does well. With the additional API module we're able to run custom scripts and integrate it with our other workflows in clever ways."Russ - Senior Staff Environmental Artist - G2 Review
"The ease of searching for files allows us to work more efficiently on projects of all sizes. "Barb Pilarski, Pittsburgh Penguins
"As a manager, I appreciate the reporting features – such as number of downloads each month, what the most popular files are, and who is uploading materials. The Third Light system's ability to not only upload and store raw video, but to also play it back, has increased the usage of our videos immeasurably. Our customer service calls have greatly decreased since implementing the Third Light server."Shawna Cronan, Digital Media Manager, Compassion International
"If you are searching for a complete digital asset management system, look no further than Third Light. Publishing files directly to social media or to unique URL's, creating Lightboxes and quickly distributing event links are just some of the ways to utilize this powerful yet simple tool! My users are thrilled with the system. I've even received emails from our IT people saying how professional the Third Light team is when their help is needed. "Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"Racingfotos.com came to Third Light in 2005 and have never looked backed since. Over the years its functionality has only increased and with it our trust in the product. Third Light has revolutionised our business, giving us far more control in the way our clients use our site. Third Light's team have been brilliant; listening and working with us to improve our business – a team we're glad to have on our side."Andy Watts, Racingfotos
"I had a training session yesterday and there was actual cheering. You guys have done a great job on the product and it's hard for people to contain their excitement."Dan Hilton, Phoenix Suns
Spaces are virtual private rooms where teams can collaborate. Anyone can create a space and manage it. To add people you simply drag and drop them into it. You can assign roles and control what they can do there: view, edit, download, share.
Spaces are a place to store a team’s files, but they are much more. Spaces can have their own metadata rules, labels, cropping presets - or they can inherit them from another space.
Spaces come alive when you add comments. Each space has its thread of conversation. Reviews, usage notes - or a simple thumbs-up - make approvals fast and friendly.
Chorus makes repurposing images simple and intuitive. Images, videos, documents and audio can be converted, videos can be resized, images can be cropped - including in batches.
Each space can have presets. No-one has to remember what size a Twitter banner is; everyone will get it pixel-perfect every time.
Chorus can make derivative versions, where your settings such as cropping or converting the format are applied - and they automatically track any changes made to the original file.
Published links give you the ability to quickly create brandable micro-sites that share files from your Chorus library with external partners.
They can be open to the world or locked to a few email addresses, and the recipients won't need to register for their own Chorus account.
Add a logo and choose from a range of themes - or work with a developer to create your own using Git, handlebars templates and SCSS.
Chorus includes a search engine that works with keywords, labels, text, dates and trees. You can create your own fields and gather them into panels.
Each space can have its own metadata definitions to help teams with different needs, and they can also share panels when needed.
Editing files in batches is easy to do in a few clicks - and if you tag a folder, all the files in the folder will get tagged too, using intelligent overlays.
There’s so much more we haven’t mentioned, like AI tagging, guided search facets, GPS location maps, and industry standards we read and write. If you're serious about metadata, Chorus goes far beyond the capabilities of most DAMs.
Chorus has a powerful search engine that can sift through huge amounts of metadata. In performance tests, we regularly check it works with 28 million tags in 5000 fields - in around 4 million files!
Finding a folder is instant, thanks to our path search bar. It picks out the place in Chorus you're looking for, and offers suggestions as fast as you can type.
The same search engine powers smart collections: saved searches that look like folders, but automatically update when the results change. They are incredibly useful for all kinds of admin tasks and workflow.
Chorus’s workflow module makes managing file requests quick and easy.
If someone wants to use your files, they put in a request telling you which files they want to use and what they want to do with them.
If you agree, you can reply to approve the request. The files are then shared with that user, according to the permissions you've granted.
You maintain complete control - you can remove files from the request or reject some permissions. Should you change your mind at any point afterwards, simply remove the share from those files.
Each space has a log recording what everyone has been up to. Every time a file is moved, edited, deleted, shared, the log records it and who did it. Uploads, downloads, new team-members - everything the team would need to know about the project.
An entry in the log can be annotated to provide context. This extremely useful for tracking where files are shared or downloaded. If a file needs to be recalled, a note in the activity log will provide an audit trail.
The activity log is fully searchable by person, activity, time, date and notes. Once you’ve found the logs you need, you can download them all to a spreadsheet.
Your site comes with a powerful stats dashboard that makes sense of Chorus's comprehensive usage data. The most useful metrics are collected into simple-to-understand graphs, so you can keep on top of what's going on - in your whole site and in each individual space.
View graphs for each space's sessions, views, downloads (and more) by date, and check in on a live list of the most-downloaded files. You can monitor shared links, too, with graphs for those same criteria.
Additionally, if you've shared a private link, the dashboard will show which email addresses have - and haven’t yet - viewed the link. All stats can be exported to a spreadsheet and, if required, a weekly report emailed to you.
Project Sync is an app for Windows and macOS. It allows you to directly access Chorus files and folders via your computer, and open them with the software you use every day.
Project Sync pulls files and folders from Chorus onto your local machine and automatically updates them when there are changes. When you hit save, edits are pushed back to Chorus as revisions. If you're offline, Project Sync catches up when you connect.
Your whole team can see the same project folders on their computers and stay perfectly in sync, making creative teamwork faster than ever.
Best of all, with no need for proprietary plugins, every application is supported. Whatever tools you use, Project Sync means files are always right where you need them.
Modern computer vision systems can save a lot of time and effort when it comes to tagging content. For example, stock images and pictures of common objects can be tagged with very good results.
Third Light integrates with Google's Cloud Vision system and also partners with Imagga, a leading provider of custom AI computer vision tools, to provide this facility as part of Chorus.
At the top of each folder in Chorus, we display metadata facets which offer a simple, clickable way to refine the view by metadata "facets". And, since the AI keywords are stored separately, it's easy to filter them out when required.
Third Light includes mobile apps for Android and Apple iOS devices.
After connecting to your Chorus site, you can capture photo and video content on your mobile device and upload it directly to a folder under your account. You can select from your existing files, or capture new photos and videos within the app and upload them to Chorus via WiFi or using mobile data.
The app can resize large files before upload, and manage a queue of uploads in situations where bandwidth is limited. Adding content to your Third Light Chorus site has never been easier or more convenient - Third Light brings together all your files, for all your people.
Prepare for the successful rollout of your Chorus system with a training package that thoroughly covers the key features and capabilities for every team member – from administrator to end-user.
Your organization's Chorus users can complete the eLearning training module in their own time, on any device. Whenever new staff join your team, you can send them to the eLearning academy to get them ready to use Chorus. The package covers 12 months' access – plus a separate Chorus site to practice on.
When a new member joins your team, they'll be up to speed in no time with a consistent and complete understanding of Chorus.
Chorus is an API-first product. That means that everthing we do uses API, a programming interface that you can harness if you need it. Our API is your API.
The Chorus REST API is fully documented with in-line SwaggerUI docs, and also supports gRPC. For deeper integrations, we offer open source Golang code bindings to make it convenient to code systems that speak to our product, too.
For no-code integration, Zapier lets you connect Chorus with thousands of the most popular apps, so you can automate your work and have more time for what matters most.
We know that in larger enterprises, it's important that tools like Chorus are connected to existing directories of users. When users are added or removed or change their password, there are no loose ends.
The Chorus Authentication Module adds support for key technologies: LDAP (ideal for Microsoft Active Directory) and SAML2 (including ADFS support for Windows, Shibboleth, Okta and others).
As well as giving users trouble-free single sign-on, the authentication module allows groups to be connected through to Chorus Spaces. This means permissions to use parts of Chorus can depend on which groups users are assigned to in your existing directories. It's a key part of making Chorus a simple and trusted extension of your organization's IT operations.
Chorus is built to scale, and we offer additional features for customers with the most ambitious requirements.
Whether you need accelerated networking or quicker upload processing, or support for extra-large file types, the Enhanced Performance Module gives you the extra headroom you need.
The Enhanced Performance Module allows all uploads and downloads to be transferred via CloudFront, resulting in faster transfers. Maxiumum file sizes are doubled, and extra dedicated queue servers are allocated to your site to make upload processing faster.
The Chorus Manager is an additional toolkit available for the Data Center Edition.
It provides a web tool for orchestrating more than one Chorus instance on the same platform, each with its own unique web address - but sharing the same hardware.
Designed for resellers, agencies and other businesses where more than one Chorus site is needed, the Manager controls server settings, modules, licensed features and software updates in an easy-to-use web interface.
License keys enable the capability to add additional sites. From just one extra site up to hundreds of sites managed on a cluster, you can easily scale. It's the same solution we use for hosting our server clusters worldwide, giving you the same cost-effective and trouble free administration we rely on at Third Light HQ.
Included as standard with the Data Center Edition.
The Watermarks Module provides a sophisticated solution for image rights protection, eliminating accidental misuse of images.
Watermarks are solid or translucent images that are digitally combined with the thumbnails and previews of assets displayed in Chorus. They provide a highly visual indication that a file is protected, for example, by overlaying copyright or other brand marks. The watermarks can be tiled, placed in a particular location, and have variable levels of transparency so that users can still work with the previews.
On sites with the Workflow module enabled, watermarks can be removed by asking an approver, using the 'Request Use' workflow. This creates a simple and effective audit of when and how assets are downloaded.
Included as standard with Chorus Max.