The production information stored in the Pomfort Cloud can be accessed through a web application. See the article Registering for Silverstack Cloud on how to sign in or create a new account.
All production information in the Pomfort Cloud belongs to a cloud project. New projects are created and the production information (e.g. clip metadata) is uploaded to the Pomfort Cloud with Pomfort’s desktop applications Silverstack or Silverstack Lab (version 7.0 or newer).
The Silverstack Cloud always displays information from one current project. A cloud project can contain information uploaded from several computers that will be displayed in their respective library folders.
Main User Interface
The general layout of the user interface of the Silverstack Cloud is similar to Pomfort’s desktop applications and consists of a header bar and three main parts.
The header bar consists of all top-level elements to navigate the Pomfort Cloud. On the left you see the currently selected project and can access the project chooser to switch to other projects. On the right you find buttons to export clip metadata and to manage your account.
Main UI Parts (from left to right)
The main UI parts show the folders, bins, and clips contained by a project.
- The project outline shows the library outline of all libraries from the applications that upload to the Pomfort Cloud.
- The content view shows either statistics or a list of clips/files that are part of the selected item in the library outline.
- The info panel shows metadata and details about storage locations of the selected item in the item list.
The selection of an item in the project outline influences the display of the other parts. The selection is recursive, so the content will show all items in the selected folder and all the contained sub folders.
You can switch between statistics and list view by using the left buttons in the toolbar. The statistic shows a summary of the items contained in the folder selected in the library outline.
The list view shows a metadata table containing all clips and files contained in the selected folder and it’s sub folders or bins. Using the settings icon in the toolbar you can manage the metadata columns to display and if only clips should be shown in the list or clips and all other files. The search allows to enter a search term that is used to filter the items shown in the list.
The info panel consists of two tabs that can be switched with the tab buttons in the toolbar. They either show all the item’s metadata or the file locations the item is stored on. The whole info panel can be collapsed using the right most button in the toolbar.
The information of a Silverstack Cloud project can be shared among several users. Each project member has one role in the project.
- Admin: The user that created the project has the admin role. The admin can view and upload metadata, invite further project members, and manage the project. There is only one admin per project.
- Contributor: A contributor can view the project and all its metadata. He can also upload metadata from Silverstack projects.
- Viewer: A viewer can only view the project and all its metadata, he is not able to upload metadata from Silverstack.
In addition to the user role, additional permissions can be given to a project member. For example the admin of the project can decide if a certain project member should be able to see the uploaded clip thumbnails or not.
Inviting Project Members
New project members can be invited from the project configuration screen that is accessible via the “i” button in the header bar.
In the project configuration click “Invite User”. You then need to enter the user’s email address and choose the desired role and permissions for that user. You can also enter an invitation message that gets included in the email to the users.
The invited user will receive an email about the invitation with a link to accept it. If the user doesn’t have a Pomfort Account yet, the user will create one as part of the invitation accept process. The invitation will show up as pending in the list of project members until the invited user accepted it.
Once the invited user accepts the invitation, he will be able to see the project in his project list and use it according to his role.
Managing Project Members
The project configuration screen contains shows a list of all project members. As admin user you can remove users or edit their role by clicking the manage icon at the end of their row. While the invitation is still pending you can instead resend the email or cancel the invitation.
As admin you can archive projects that are not active anymore to keep them available online. Archived projects don’t count against your number of active projects. When a project is archived all project members can still access it but no new members can be invited and no new metadata can be uploaded. If needed the archived project can be unarchived at any time.
Admins also can delete projects to have them removed from the Silverstack Cloud completely. Once a project is deleted all project members including the admin can’t access the project anymore. Deleting a project can’t be undone.
Pomfort Cloud REST API
The production information stored in the Pomfort Cloud can be accessed through a REST API. If you are interested in accessing the Pomfort Cloud REST API, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and to obtain an application key.