Asset Browser

Move Assets

Assets in Zoom can be moved from one location to another via drag-and-drop. The following instructions show how to move an asset from one directory in Asset Browser to another. Click the  Browse button in the top-left corner. Navigate to defproj using the Path Navigator. Expand defproj in the Path Navigator using the  expand arrow …

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Preview Assets

Zoom can generate high-resolution previews a variety of different file-types, even if you do not have that application installed on your computer. These previews include images, videos, PDFs, InDesign files, etc. For a full list of supported files for preview, see . The following instructions describe how to generate a preview of an asset in the …

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Open as Read-Only

In Asset Browser, you don’t have to checkout an asset in order to view it. You can also view an asset read-only. If you know you want to view a file without making any changes, you can open a file as read-only. Select an item in Asset Browser. Right-click on the asset and Select Open to Read.

Update

When a file is changed on the Zoom Server, for example a new version is created, the file on your computer now is older than the latest version on the server and needs to be updated. Updating the files will update the file if there is a newer version or move it if it was …

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Check-in Assets

Prior to Zoom 5.1, the process of checking in an asset was referred to as Commit. The following instructions describe how to checkin assets using Asset Brwoser. When you have made changes to your files, you should see a RED indicator telling you that your has been modified and you need to checkin that file to the …

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Checkout Assets

Checkout Assets When you checkout assets, the assets are downloaded to your computer so that you can modify them locally. This files is called working copies. Any changes to the working copy will not affect the file on the Zoom Server until the file is checked in. When the file is checked in, it is stored as a new …

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Asset Status

One of the unique abilities of Zoom is the ability to check files in and out as you are working on them. The following instructions will explain how to check out a file from Zoom using the Asset Browser. Before doing so, it is important to understand the different file-statuses that exist in Zoom. Status Name …

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Delink Assets

Once you have completed your project and you no longer need to have working copies on your computer, you can delink them. This will remove the files from your computer. If you need work on them at another time, you can check the files out again. Select an item in Asset Browser. Right-click on the …

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Locks

Locks is a feature in Zoom that allows you to restrict who is working at a file at one time. This helps communicate to users which files have been delegated to which users at a time. When a file is locked, other users in Zoom are not able to commit a new version of the file …

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Working with Files in Zoom

There are a variety of actions that can be done to files stored in Zoom directly within the Asset Browser interface. Next, we will step through the different actions you can do to files within Asset Browser. Preview Files Preview files allows you to see a high-resolution preview of the file before you checkout the …

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Browse Assets

Browse Mode in Asset Browser allows users to navigate and browse Zoom in hierarchal structure. Browsing is much similar to navigating files and folders on your own computer in your file system. These instructions assume that you already have Asset Browser open and step you through how to navigate your files. Click the  button in the top-left corner. In the Path …

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Automatic Delink

The number of working copies on a computer can stack up over time. With Automatic Delink, Zoom marks old working copy files that have not been modified since the desired interval for cleanup by the user. When Delink is triggered, either automatically or manually, the assets are identified and marked for delinking and a new menu option is …

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Existing Working Copies

Existing Working Copies Existing working copies lists all of the current working copy folders on your local computer. These files are monitored by Zoom for modifications to notify the user that there are updates. When a file is no longer needed on a computer, the can be Delinked, which will have Zoom stop watching those …

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Server/WC Settings

For Zoom 6.0 and above, please refer here for the settings Configuring Default Zoom Server – for versions before Zoom 6.0.0   In the sidebar, click Server/WC Settings. Click Add. Under Server Url, set the URL to your Zoom Server. Ex. http://<MyZoomServer>:8880 Port 8880 is the default port for Zoom client to connect to Zoom …

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Ingesting/Importing Assets

In the Asset Browser, files can be imported as individual files and as folders. The following steps show how to import files into the Asset Browser using the defproj project that is created by default in Zoom. Thumbnails for supported file types are generated during the import process. The examples below are based on a …

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Launching Asset Browser

Desktop Asset Browser Once Zoom is installed on your computer, Asset Browser is easily accessible at any time through the Z-menu. The following steps will show you how to launch the Asset Browser. On Mac OS X In the top-right corner of your computer screen, click the  Z-menu. Select Asset Browser. Asset Browser is located at: …

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