Version Control for Digital Assets
Repository browser behaves just like a remote network drive. It connects to the Zoom server at a remote URL, and, based on the permissions the user has, displays the projects and paths the user has access to. Tight integration with the operating system, allows drag-n-drop of assets and opening of files with the OS registered application. Non-intrusive security ensures that the Zoom repository browser displays only the projects you belong to.
While Zoom can import any content into its server side repository, it is especially optimized for large binary objects such as images and videos. Zoom Import also automatically creates the preview thumbnails on the server, for over 100+ file formats. Zoom uses its patent-pending RevDB database for efficiently storing imported digital assets. Zoom's import has been benchmarked as up to 50x faster than competition. What used to take minutes, now happens in seconds!
Checkout Assets from Zoom Server
Checkout links your desktop working copy to a Zoom server. This allows you to get notifications about changes on the server and later check-in your changes to the server. There are many different ways of checking out assets from the Zoom repository including direct checkout menus inside popular tools like Autodesk and Adobe CS. The project name can be used to checkout all the changes for a project you belong to. For a quick checkout without creating any linkage to the server, you can use the 'No working copy' option. If you only want to get published versions of assets, you just have to select the published radio button.
Zoom has plug-ins for all the popular IDEs and tools, that allow you to run a Zoom check-in command from within your tool's workspace. It makes you way more productive. The Commit Tree has tight integration with changelists to allow you to focus on the task at hand instead of getting lost in the details. Color coding in the Commit Tree view makes it easy to figure out what changed and where it changed. Zoom uses its breakthrough DataSqueeze technology to commit just the changed bytes in your digital assets.
Working Copy Management, Changelists
Changelist is simply a list of files and directories in your desktop working copy, that may or may not be versioned. Zoom supports changelists to be associated with various client side commands. Changelists allow you to group related changes into a distinct unit. You don't have to check-in all your changes at once, they can be tracked in distinct groups of files. You can easily edit changelists, add or remove assets from them, or, manipulate them from the commit tree. They are persistent, so even after you have checked-in your changes, they are available next time. You can also use them to update a specific set of files from the server.
Zoom supports a number of configurable alerts & notifications. You can configure an alert for just about any event. Zoom can notify you right away, using the system tray notification icon or via email, if you have any tasks that you need to work on, reviews that you need to perform, or, any updates to your working copy that you need to sync from the server. Using the Web Admin UI, you can easily configure any of these alerts. Alerts really help you to stay on top of the everyday tasks you need to perform.
A changeset is a collection of changes to digital assets that you atomically check-in on the Zoom server. The Zoom server automatically bumps up the version number when a changeset is committed on the server. You can use Zoom's incoming changeset browser to see all the forthcoming updates to your working copy. You can selectively apply changesets. Using the publish feature, leads can promote a changeset as the reference version for the project. The changeset browser can be used to sort and find changes along with annotated comments across all the versions of a project easily. When a workflow assigned task is finished, task owners can select the changesets they wish to be reviewed.