Setting Up a Proxy

Optionally, you may wish to set up a proxy for your assets. A proxy enables you to play your media assets and view your image assets in the Core / MAM / Reviewer UIs.

When you upload an asset, and you have set up a proxy, the proxy is treated as a child of that asset. This is shown below:

To set up a proxy, you will need to do the following:

1) Create and configure a transcode resource

2) Create and configure a transcode profile

3) Create a proxy action

4) Update your import workflow, so that it contains the proxy action

1) Create a Transcode Resource

To create a transcode resource, follow these steps:

1) On the toolbar, click the New option.

2) From the drop down, select Resource.

3) In the Create new Resource… screen, you will need to enter the details for your transcode resource.

4) In the Name field, enter a name.

5) In the Description field, enter an optional description.

6) From the Visibility field, select the workspaces, accounts, and groups that will have access to this transcode resource.

7) From the Plugin field, select Transcode Resource.

8) From the Polling Interval field, select a polling interval, for example 1 minute.

9) Click Save.

10) Next, click the Configuration sub-tab.

11) Click the Edit option.

12) In the Transcode Engine field, select Flex Stream Processor.

13) In the Transcode Host Names field, specify a hostname.

14) In the Transcode Management Host field, specify the host name.

15) In the Transcoder Management Port field, enter the following port: 18110.

16) In the Transcode Platform field, select Unix.

17) In the Path field, specify a path.

18) Click Save.

19) Click Enable.

20) Click Start.

2) Create a Transcode Profile

To create a transcode profile, follow these steps:

1) On the toolbar, click the New option.

2) From the drop down, select Profile.

3) In the Create new Profile... screen, you will need to enter the details for your transcode profile.

4) In the Name field, enter a name.

5) In the Description field, enter an optional description.

6) In the Visibility field, select the workspaces, accounts, and groups that will have access to this transcode profile.

7) From the Type field, select Media Transcode.

If you are creating an image proxy, you must select Image Transcode, otherwise the transcode will not work.

8) Click Save.

9) Click Enable.

3) Create a Proxy Action

To create a proxy action, follow these steps:

1) On the toolbar, click the New option.

2) From the drop down, select Action.

3) In the Create new Action… screen, you will need to enter the details for your proxy action.

4) In the Name field, enter a name.

5) In the Description field, enter an optional description.

6) From the Visibility field, select the workspaces, accounts, and groups that will have access to this proxy action.

7) From the Plugin Type field, select Create Proxy.

8) From the Plugin field, select Create Proxy Action.

9) Click Save.

10) Next, click the Configuration sub-tab.  

11) Click Edit.

12) From the Transcode Profile field, select the transcode profile that you have just created.

13) From the Folder Resource field, select a destination that is pointing to a storage.

14) Click Save.

15) Click Enable.

4) Update Your Asset Import Workflow

In order to use the proxy you have created, you must update your import workflow. Simply add in your create proxy action, as a step in the workflow, so that any assets you import into the system can be played directly in the Asset Details screen.

Note: Any assets that are in the system prior to you updating the workflow, will not have a proxy associated with them. You can add a proxy to these assets manually, by selecting the Create Proxy action, on the toolbar above the Asset Details section.

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