When you have a hundred stories to tell and little time to do it in, Chorus controls and organizes your valuable media - and gives your teams the smart tools to turn it into a steady flow of content.
"We needed a versatile, user-friendly system that would allow our staff and partners to access and work with BAFTA photography. Third Light was the natural choice. They have helped us process and deliver photography quickly and efficiently."Janette Dalley, Photography Director, BAFTA
"Two things I love about third light. First: the team. Unlike many other providers in the space, you get to speak to real humans who genuinely care. This immediately elevates the experience. Secondly, the software itself - we have a whooooole bunch of files, and the thing that really elevates Third Light is it's ease of use, particularly when delving through large swathes of files."Joe - SME user - G2 Review
"When we needed an off the shelf digital platform for sharing our photography we picked Thirdlight. In the 10 years since we've been able to grow and expand our service with ease. Over that whole period I can't remember having any downtime at all and any issues were addressed with speed. Being able to access all the different features of the Thirdlight product without incurring any developer or project management cost has left us able to focus on delivering our core offering."Jon - 50-1000 employees business user - G2 Review
"The system's capabilities are second to none in terms of data management, security, ease of uploading, tracking downloads and allocating permissions to different levels of users."Tim Lumsdaine, Morph Creative
"It makes such a difference to know that you have good support at the end of a telephone line or email service."Ann Neilson, University of the Highlands and Islands
"The flexibility to assign roles to various groups within the organisation and provide access accordingly. It fits perfectly with our requirements to have a secure platform that can cater to users within and outside the establishment."Administrator in Computer Software - Enterprise 1000+ employees - G2 Review
"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
"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
"Our scientists are impressed and enthusiastic users of the Third Light library, thanks to its simple and intuitive format."Gerard Rooijakkers, Knowledge Centre Manager, Scion
"We have all been very, very pleased with the system. It is close to ideal for our needs, and it has generated wide interest and excitement among many of our clients."James Lide, History Associates
No two projects are the same, so working with external contributors is common. With no cap on user numbers, adding a freelancer to a workspace with appropriate security levels means you've simply gained a team member.
Times, places, subjects, items, ascension numbers, artist names… Chorus allows you to tailor a keyword structure to suit your unique needs. Less time is spent looking for assets, leaving more time to put them to work - and afterwards, usage notes are captured for next time.
Finding timely content and driving engagement is easier than ever using smart search features. With curation and preparation workflows driven by built-in comments and cropping tools, teams can publish content across a whole suite of digital channels.
"We need to be able to deliver to our agencies efficiently on the night - so we need Chorus to give us a fast turnaround. I wouldn't be able to do my job without Chorus, not at all."
Claire Rees - Photography Director, BAFTARead case study (PDF)
DAM software in arts and heritage settings often looks like a database for archiving and retrieving files. Chorus goes further than this. We can help your teams gather and organize content for exhibitions and displays, engage with venues or prepare events and special media programmes. Chorus helps bring people and content together, and supports external consultants and freelancers. It's part of how you create and execute projects as well as a library.
Chorus starts with a standard template of metadata, which is based on IPTC. You can then extend this by adding text, keyword, drop-down and tree metadata as needed (and inside your site, you can vary who sees what according to various rules).
We read and write IPTC and Adobe XMP metadata, so when you move content into Chorus all your existing files will be tagged. If you tag them inside Chorus, the metadata will stay embedded inside those files in other systems, too. If you're not sure what this means, don't worry - you don't have to do anything, and it will just work!
Adding metadata helps bring order and structure to your content - but it can be daunting to do by hand. We can offer fast AI tagging help, either using general purpose tools such as Google Cloud Vision, or with specialists at Imagga, who offer a user-trainable system that can learn to tag subject matter that isn't as well known. Computer-generated tags can be kept separate from human-generated tags so you can use them selectively, too.
We know that taking forward a great business case for engaging content is vitally important. We can give you plenty of help and meet those demands. We offer discounts for charities and have modular pricing for just the features you are planning to use.
No problem. We've written an eBook on how to create a strong business case for DAM which provides lots of useful tips and guidance to help you get the buy-in you need in your organization.