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.

Chorus is currently in beta

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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

Chorus provides a beautiful, easy to understand user interface (UI) with exacting attention to detail. The product comes with drag-and-drop features and iOS tablet optimizations, so it's perfectly usable on PCs, Macs and iPads. Manage and view your digital assets in one consistent workspace that uses your branding.

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 metadata organized into facets for you, automatically. Common tasks like uploading, batch editing and downloading files are highly streamlined.

Spilt-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

Chorus comes with metadata in mind at every stage. It can be configured in ways other tools can’t even begin to support - for example, when two different departments need to tag the same file with their own, distinct metadata, Chorus lets them 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. Whenever 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

Retain your existing user logins with a library that supports AD FS and Shibboleth (SAML2) single sign-on (SSO). Connect to Active Directory or OpenID 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 on the internet.

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.

Professional Services for customizations

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

  • "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
  • "We consider our contract with Third Light to be a thoroughly sound investment for our future."

    Ryan Henry, IT, Bradshaw Taylor
  • "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 delivers a flexible, reliable and adaptable system that has transformed the way we use and manage our images. "

    Chris James, Head of Corporate Communications, The Scout Association
  • "This is an IT implementation you won't regret. Third Light is extremely stable, highly scalable, and far exceeded our expectations. "

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images

Try the beta today

Chorus is nearly ready for production use. If you're happy to help us shape the future of this exciting product, you can join our beta program today.

For beta evaluation instances, or expert advice, we’re always here to help. Please contact chorus@thirdlight.com.

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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
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
Excellent support for metadata standards
Fast, visual search features you can click through quickly

Looking for our other products?

This page covers Chorus, but we also offer other media library solutions. You can compare editions, or view our entire feature list. If you need us, please ask@thirdlight.com for help.