Media

NIM provides studios with a system for logging all media coming into and out of the facility. Media can be logged against a specifc job or against the studio in general. To log media against a specified job, select the desired job from the dropdown when editing the media item. If no job is selected, then the media will be logged to the studio.

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Studio Media

Studio Media is any media item that is used company wide. These items could include internal transfer drives, thumb drives, computer rentals, etc. Any Media type can be defined by the studio using the Admin / Media Types panel found in the Main Menu. Information about adding Media Types can be found in the Administration section of the documentation.

To access the Studio Media click on the Studio / Media section of the Main Menu.

The Studio Media panel is loaded with three sections:
  • Media Grid
  • Media Info
  • Media Tracking

Media Grid

The Media grid displays all media studio wide logged in NIM.

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To add a new media item click the nim_add_button_blue button at the top right of the Media Grid.

A new Media item will be created and appear in the Media Info panel.

To see the details of an existing Media item, click on the item in the Media Grid and the corresponding Media details will be loaded in the Media Info panel.

Media Info

The Media Info panel displays all relevant information pertaining to the Media item.

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To modify a media item click the nim_edit_button button at the top right of the Media Info panel.

Details include:
  • ID - A globally unique ID for all media items in the format “M_<groupID>_<itemID>”.
    All items assigned to the studio are logged against the number M_00000, for example M_00000_00001.
  • Job - The job to log media to. Set this dropdown to None to associate this item with the studio.
  • Name - The name for the media
  • Media Type - A dropdown to select the type of media
    This dropdown is populated by the Media Types list defined in the Admin section of **NIM*.
  • Description - A brief description of the media
  • User - The user logging the media
    This value is automatically assigned
  • Date - The date the media was initially logged
    This value is automatically assigned
  • Location - A description of the media’s location

Media Tracking

The location of Media can be tracked using the Media Tracking panel. The tracking information displayed is the information associated with the Media item currently displayed in the Media Info panel.

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To add new tracking information click the nim_add_button button at the top right of the Media Tracking panel.

A new Tracking item is added to the panel and is automatically set as Checked IN.

To edit the tracking information click the nim_edit_button button at the right of the tracking info row.

Editable options include:
  • Check - (IN / OUT) Is the media item being checked IN or OUT
    This value toggles itself by default according to the last entries status eg. if the last tracking item was checked IN, then next entry will automatically be checked OUT. This can be overridden from the dropdown.
  • Tracked By - The user tracking the information
    By default this is assigned to the person creating the tracking information
  • Recieved From - The person/place/company the media was received from (if applicable)
  • Shipped To - The person/place/company the media was shipped to (if applicable)
  • Currier - The currier that was used for shipping (if applicable)
  • Tracking # - The tracking number supplied by the currier (if applicable)
  • Confirmed - (YES/NO) Has the shipment been confirmed as sent or received
  • Date - The date of shipment (if applicable)

Click the nim_accept_button button to save the changes.

Job Media

Job Media is any media item that is acquired specifically for an individual job. These items could include film reels, source media drives, CAD data, etc. Any Media type can be defined by the studio using the Admin / Media Types panel found in the Main Menu. Information about adding Media Types can be found in the Administration section of the documentation.

Job Media can be accessed through the Studio / Media menu or by navigating directly to the job and choosing the Production / Media section of the Job Menu.

Job Media works identically to Studio Media with a single exception…
Job Media is associated with a single job.
When creating a new Job Media item, the assigned NIM Media ID is prefixed with an ID unique to that job, independent of the job number.
eg. A Studio Media item: M_00000_00001 * A Job Media item: M_01235_00001*