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 £4999 per year, fully hosted with 1TB storage
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Chorus supports a wide range of file formats, including numerous proprietary or complex file types.
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.
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.
Involve all the right people in key decisions. The Workflow Dashboard brings together requests and provides quick, effective hand-off between users and managers.
When a colleague wants to add new files, you can be confident only the right kind of content will be stored. Just set Chorus to check first with approvers, and rely on the Workflow Dashboard and built-in alerts to let you know when approval is needed.
Making your media easy to re-use doesn't mean losing control. With Chorus, sensitive content can be set to require approval before it's shared or downloaded.
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.
Folders can be used to conveniently apply cascading metadata - tags that are automatically applied to sub-folders - minimising tagging effort.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To guarantee a smooth start, we can help with deployment and training, delivered by our experienced training team members.
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.
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.
"We use the File Server Module to work with images directly within our editing suites such as Photoshop. It gives our staff the ability to navigate and work with files just as they would with local images."Eric Newsome, Historic Images
"Using Third Light's software has meant we can offer fully functional galleries of our stock in a very short space of time. We are delighted."Ed Veasey, Visit Britian
"We have been using Third Light since 2009 and have recently upgraded from our original in-house appliance to their cloud service. The solution and the service have always been outstanding. "Stephen Bacon, Bishops Stortford College
"The Third Light media server is a great product. It's easy to use and has plenty of powerful customisable features."Warren Singer, Director, Cambridge Technical Communicators Ltd.
"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
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!
|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|
|Workflow features - easily add approval loops|
|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|
|Privacy features: terms and conditions, attachments and consent forms, data retention policies - ready-made for GDPR regulations|
|A choice of hosting options - Third Light's private cloud in Europe, or worldwide Amazon cloud regions|
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.