Introduction to Objects
What are Objects?
Skylark's Object system provides a comprehensive and flexible solution for organizing your media assets and metadata. At its core, the system consists of various containers called Objects, which can store a wide range of data related to your media.
Skylark comes with a selection of pre-made Object Types that serve as a starting point for constructing your data set. These Object Types have been carefully designed to support common use cases and workflows. However, if you need to tailor your Objects to meet specific requirements, Skylark offers a powerful Schema Configuration Tool that enables you to define your own custom Object Types.
With the Schema Configuration Tool, you can create a unique set of metadata fields, and relationships for each existing Object Type as well as create brand new ones. This allows you to build a highly specialised and granular data model that accurately reflects the needs of your IP. The API is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so you can quickly configure your Object Types and start using them to manage your media assets.
Included Object Types
The built-in Skylark data model has the following default
object types can be updated to suit your needs, and new
object types can be added via the self-configuration API.
The built-in data model also includes these special, proprietary
object types. Due to the functionality they support, these types cannot be removed.
Asset: An asset represents a video asset
Image: An image can be related to any other
TextTrack: This contains information regarding subtitles
AudioTrack: This contains audio information including codec, bitrate and channels
VideoTrack: This contains video information including codec, bitrate etc
DRMProvider: This contains information regarding a specified DRM Provider
ProviderCredential: This contains information regarding OVP creditials
PlaybackProvider: This contains information regarding a given OVP provider
PlaybackDetail: This contains details regarding playback information
PlaybackDetailAttribute: This contains extra information regarding playback
Tag: A tag is a value that can be related to any other
Set: A set is a collection of objects which can be used for homepages, rails, etc
Channel: Contains information relating to live video playback
EPGProgram: Contains information relating to live video playback
Enums are a way of limiting input to a predefined set of options. Skylark includes the following enums built in for setting an object's type.
The values for these enums can be removed or new values can be added. You can also create entirely new enums.
In the same way as the object types, there are a number of special Enums that cannot be removed.
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