Chorus

Chorus is a digital media library that mirrors the way you work, and is perfect for remote working.

Our latest generation of media library software is designed with departments in mind, to help your whole organization manage and share digital content, no matter where they are.

Just £4999 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.

Spaces have their own administrators, and can remain separate or connect to other Spaces. They are just like departments or teams in your organization.

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...

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 it's perfect on PCs, Macs and iPads. You can rebrand it easily, using your logo and colors.

Built for speed

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 can be embargoed or expired, watermarked and protected from forwarding.

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.

Mobile apps for Android and iOS

Make use of the powerful devices your team carry, as a way to capture geotagged images and video. The Chorus app is free, so your whole team can install it!

Workflow and approvals

Involve all the right people in key decisions. The Workflow Dashboard brings together requests and provides quick, effective hand-off between users and managers.

Approve uploads and downloads

When a colleague wants to add or download files, you can be confident only the right kind of content will be released. 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 use doesn't mean losing control.

Sophisticated metadata

Chorus lets you have separate metadata in each Space - for example, when two different departments need to tag the same file in different ways, they can do that without interfering with each the other’s work. You can use dropdown lists, tree structures and controlled vocabularies, or our innovative "Labels" to add visual tags.

Cascading and AI metadata

Folders can be tagged, and their settings automatically apply to files or folders below. Chorus can also use artificial intelligence to tag your images without any human intervention, too.

Customize and integrate with metadata

When you download a file, it will include IPTC and 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!

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 to keep it secure. Don't take our word for it: Chorus is also regularly penetration-tested by an external security assessment contractor.

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, and take care of information security standards for you.

PCI DSS Compliant

Space to expand

Chorus comes with 1000GB of storage as standard, and that's fully backed-up. With options to expand from just £1575/year for a further 1000GB or £262.50/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

  • "We took the decision to use Third Light as our digital asset management tool for all our websites and digital products. It offered flexibility of use at a very good price. "

    Oliver Davies, Head of Digital, UKTV
  • "A big thank you from the whole of the Teacher team. We really appreciated the way the trainer explained everything so clearly. "

    Elyssa Campbell-Barr, National Union of Teachers
  • "Third Light has been wonderful in training us and answering our many questions. I can’t believe how long we struggled with our old system."

    BJ McShane, Tri-State
  • "Our Third Light system has become indispensable. It is easily coping with our very large volume of files, and provides a fast and truly easy way to find and share files."

    Rod Ingersent, Scudamore's Punting Company
  • "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! "

    Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
   

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, featuring all the right tools and concepts to mirror the way you work
Designed for desktop and mobile devices - Chorus works with iPads using swipe, drag-and-drop and other features
Totally modernized user interface technology and feel, for a great first impression
Custom themes and branding, site-wide or per Space
Fresh and productive navigation experience, including list views, split panes and more
Fast, efficient and simple to learn: Chorus is crafted around real working practices, designed by UX experts who interviewed many real users to create the perfect solution
Workflow features - easily add approval loops, capture notes and pass work to managers for approval
Custom brand portals (publishing files and collections directly to a web page)
Free mobile companion apps for Android and iOS
Mature support for metadata standards such as IPTC, Exif and XMP
Native color profile support, including ProPhoto wide gamut support suitable for high-end graphics workstations
Machine Learning (AI) tagging with Google Cloud Vision or Imagga to save time
Integrates directly with your Content Management System (CMS) - eg. WordPress, Drupal or others
Easily organize derivatives of existing files (for example, a JPEG variant of a PSD file) along side your uploaded files - and they update automatically if the original file is updated!
Fast, visual search features you can click through quickly on search suggestions, save your search as a Smart Collection or make batch edits
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
PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials Plus certified information security standards, plus regular external penetration testing
100% HTTPS with strong password features
Built for serious professional users with flexible IT integration features like SAML2, LDAP, OpenID and a rich gRPC (Swagger) REST API
You will also experience award-winning after sales support, provided by our Customer Success team and incredible technical support team.