Chorus

Chorus is a digital media library that mirrors the way you work, and is extremely user-friendly. Our latest generation of media library software is designed with departments in mind, to help your whole organization manage and share digital content.

Just £3999 per year, fully hosted with 1TB storage

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Introducing Spaces

More intuitive, more intelligent – it’s a completely fresh concept which avoids complexity.

Chorus uses Spaces to provide virtual departments and project teams, where you can upload, download, search, tag and share more easily than you’ve ever done before. Spaces are so simple to use, you’ll feel like a pro in minutes, and you’ll discover tools that allow you to tailor the way you work and achieve tasks in a fraction of the time. Marketers, photographers, agencies, IT teams, scientists, engineers, teachers, publishers, retailers, everyone – Chorus has a Space for everyone.

A modern, user-friendly interface

A beautiful, branded, easy to understand user interface (UI). Chorus comes with drag-and-drop features and iOS tablet optimizations, so it's perfectly usable on PCs, Macs and iPads. You can rebrand it to use your logo and colors, either site-wide or per Space.

Built for speed

Chorus looks and feels like an application, and loads incredibly fast. Browsing is intuitive, with no pagination, just simple scrolling. You’ll see helpful metadata filters, automatically suggested for you. Common tasks like uploading, batch editing and downloading files are highly streamlined.

Split-pane view

The split-pane view function allows you to view folders side-by-side. You can easily move files from one pane to the other by dragging and dropping.

Secure, branded, professional publishing

Chorus makes it easy to publish content to a branded portal. In no time, you can create pristine landing pages with clutter-free layouts where you can search and download a specific set of files.

Beautiful templates

Email links to whole libraries, folders and specific files, using carefully designed, themed templates. They’re not just beautiful, but also designed for heavy loads and flash crowds.

Sharing security

Using a unique security system, emailed links can be locked to individuals to prevent re-sharing – but without the need for a password to sign-in. Links to published content can be embargoed or expired, watermarked and protected from forwarding to other users.

Distributed administration

Distributed administration allows individuals or groups to control their own Spaces, without being super-users. By creating spaces that mirror your teams, projects or departments, you can allow secure access and sharing just by adding users to their required space.

Organize permissions for your team

Set site, folder, user and other organizational permissions for added security. Users can hold different roles in multiple Spaces. Chorus works the way you work, and doesn't expect you to be an administrator of the whole system.

Work with diverse file types

Chorus supports a wide range of file formats, including numerous proprietary or complex file types.

Easily handle video and audio files

Eliminate the need for heavyweight studio software. Chorus makes quick work of managing video and audio files. Simply upload, watch and listen – then publish or send lightweight links.

Include documents and presentations

Store and organize your PDF, Office, and other non-visual files. Chorus is your central storage space for everything. Search, tag, and share your documents and presentations, and enjoy the convenience of working in one place.

Sophisticated metadata

Configure metadata in unique ways - for example, when two different departments need to tag the same file with their own, distinct metadata, they can do that without interfering with each the other’s work.

Cascading metadata

Folders can be used to conveniently apply cascading metadata - tags that are automatically applied to sub-folders - minimising tagging effort.

Customize and integrate with metadata

Customize metadata according to your business conventions by adding your own dropdown lists, tree structures and controlled vocabularies. When you download a file, it will have embedded industry-standard Adobe XMP metadata that can be read by all professional tools. You can also import legacy metadata via spreadsheet tools, and bring them into the present day!

Integrate with existing environments

Chorus integrates with a wide selection of third-party software, including FTP and content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress. Compatibility with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator enables simple adoption for your creative teams.

Use one login for everything

With our Chorus Authentication Module, you can retain your existing user logins with a library that supports AD FS and Shibboleth (SAML2) single sign-on (SSO). Connect to Active Directory servers, so that you can instantly provide access to your existing users, including permissions connected to groups.

API for customization

The Chorus API is stable, trusted and easy to use. It's also ideal as a platform for affordable one-off customizations from our Professional Services team. IT integrators and resellers will find Chorus rich in interfaces, events, triggers and ready-made integrations. The API is designed to help you put Chorus at the heart of your projects.

Centralized, secure and affordable storage

Storage how you want it – flexible and unlimited. Host your library on your own network, in a public cloud or simply leave that to us. Using the latest technology, the system is securely encrypted and regularly updated.

Rely on modern, robust architecture

Third Light has been through generations of testing and use in the real world, which means high uptime, no surprises, and great performance. We offer your team the tools they need for system admin, storage management, backup and replication as standard. We use end-to-end HTTPS encryption to keep your data safe.

Space to expand

Chorus comes with 1000GB of storage as standard, and that's fully backed-up. With options to expand from just £1500/year for a further 1000GB or £250/year for 100GB. There's no maximum quota, so you can continue to expand whenever you need.

The best support and training

To guarantee a smooth start, we can help with deployment and training, delivered by our experienced training team members.

Free migration

Take advantage of our data migration service. We'll send you an external hard drive: simply copy the content you'd like in your new library onto the drive and return it to us. We'll prepare your server with your data already loaded and ready to use.

Services and consultancy

Every Chorus site comes with our highly-regarded Account Management Plus service, giving you peace of mind that an expert is on hand to help. For custom development work and integration help, you have the option of approaching Third Light Professional Services for specialised consultancy.

What our clients are saying

  • "The customer support we receive from Third Light is exceptional. They are always timely with responses, and have yet to leave a question unanswered."

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images
  • "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
  • "Third Light has revolutionised our business, giving us far more control in the way our clients use our site."

    Andy Watts, Racingfotos
  • "Our Third Light server is a colossal resource, with more media being added daily. I consider it like having another member on the team. I don't know how we got on without it."

    George Lah-Anyane, Senior Graphic Designer, Coventry University
  • "The support at Third Light was amazing. They immediately switched the configuration over to our backup server allowing our customers to go about their business, none-the-wiser."

    Ryan Henry, IT, Bradshaw Taylor

Ready to try it out?

Chorus is our latest product; it's the product of years of research and development. We invite you to try the latest DAM solution on the market - one that's easier to use, more enjoyable to manage and more productive for your team.

For evaluation instances, or expert advice, we’re always here to help. Let's get started!

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Key product features

Built for teams
Designed for desktop and mobile devices
Works with iPads - swipe, drag-and-drop and other features
Totally modernized user interface technology for a great experience
Custom themes and branding, site-wide or per Space
All-new navigation experience, including list views, split panes and more
Fast, efficient and simple to learn
Crafted around real working practices
Custom brand portals
Built for serious professional users with flexible IT integration features like SAML2 and LDAP
Excellent support for metadata standards
Fast, visual search features you can click through quickly
100% HTTPS with strong password features
Built with new GDPR regulations in mind
A choice of hosting options - Third Light's private cloud in Europe, or worldwide Amazon cloud regions

Looking for our other products?

Chorus is Third Light's latest product. If you have a previous version of Third Light, you can access the technical documentation here (and technical support is available as usual). If you already have a Third Light system with support and maintenance, you can upgrade to Chorus free of charge.