In a fast-paced environment like yours, media has to be gathered, prepped and approved in a matter of minutes. It's why Chorus is the solution of choice for commercial sports teams needing power and agility.
"Design of the site is very contemporary and more modern compared to previous software offered by Thirdlight. Searching and refining searches in the site is much easier and much more obvious for the standard day-to-day users we have on our system. Navigation through site is great and was one of the first things our users noticed upon logging in. The pricing structure compared to rivals is very fair. We have over 300,000 assets on the site and searching is much quicker than it was on IMS which is fantastic for our users and saves a lot of time in the long-run."Jordon - Photography Coordinator - G2 Review
"The feature of the Third Light system that we most use is its programming interface (API). We use Third Light library tools without leaving our own customised Django CMS."Oliver Davies, Head of Digital Delivery, UKTV
"The platform is very user friendly. I can make the space I need within my organization with very few issues. If I ever have questions, there is someone there to answer them in a timely manner. Great product, great customer service!"Jessica - Creative Director, SME - G2 Review
"Third Light has made our digital media easily searchable and much more engaging. We are years ahead of where we were before them."The Pittsburgh Penguins
"We now manage our images in a fraction of the time. Third Light is 100 per cent reliable."Brigitte Mattenberger, Corporate Affairs, Glencore plc
"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
"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
"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
"From the sales process at the very beginning of our relationship to sporadic issues that pop up, to large scale questions, we have been very impressed with our customer service experience. I recommend Third Light to anyone I can. For the price and the quality of the software, Third Light can't be beat."Dan Hilton, Phoenix Suns
"Handles video (especially professional video formats) better than any system we've tested (and that includes over 50 DAM solutions). Also handles virtually any other file format used in creative environments. Customer service is superb."Chris - VP & Creative Director - G2 Review
Resilient file syncing or uploading directly from the camera back means photographers can deliver shots to editors in just one step. Crucial information is added in record time with cascading metadata and AI tagging.
When match results and team shots have to be shared right away, Chorus's built-in production tools come into their own. Feedback can be left on files or containers, and users can create their own crops, color spaces and formats from a menu of preset options.
Outreach and engagement is driven by fresh content and effective delivery, and players have huge social media followings. Bring personalized images and video to your MVPs to distribute on their own social channels, while public-facing hubs share content with news outlets and fan sites.
"Third Light's DAM solution is perfect to manage the end-to-end photo process: from the AS Roma official photographers uploading, tagging and adding metadata using Adobe Lightroom integration, to the internal and external users downloading."
Fabrizio Preti - Technology Systems Expert - AS RomaRead case study
Chorus can scale to storing millions of files, organized into folders for each season, match or event you run. The potential value of this content to fans, the media and other partners increases dramatically when the folders are tagged with basic metadata, as the search tools can find specific people, places or dates in the collection and help you retrieve or publish them. It's an incredible opportunity to develop a rich and engaging service for fans, too.
Once your library of photos is in Chorus, you can share and allocate files very easily (either in folders or by using smart collections that pick up players' names). After logging in, players can find their own content in a folder that shows everything recent and can use it on their own social media accounts, for example. They can also use our mobile upload app to add their own photos and videos from their phone.
If your aim is to get content directly from cameras, through to approval and out to the web, we have a solution that can eliminate friction and delays. Uploading directly from laptops (or the camera backs) via SFTP brings the content to Chorus. Workflow and labelling features help editors quickly sort through the best shots, and then publishing them is a single click final stage that can be integrated with your CMS or even automated completely. We've built in a content delivery network (CDN) to cope with surges in demand for new content, too.
We're experienced suppliers to sports teams, and know that your budget will need to generate real benefits. Chorus is an affordable and high-impact investment that gives you exceptional value, whether it's hosted in the cloud or on your own servers.
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 team.