In Acoustic Content, every file you upload — every image, video, pdf, or any other type of file — is stored as an asset in your content collection. You can upload assets directly to your collection, or by uploading assets to elements when you’re composing content.
When you upload an asset, the asset is analyzed by AI and it suggests tags that best describe your asset. You can accept or delete these tags, plus add your own tags. When you’re uploading multiple assets, you can review any current asset uploads by clicking Uploading assets from your My items view.
When you create content, to add the asset to the element assigned in the content type you can either select assets from your hub's asset collection, or upload your own assets. Any assets uploaded from your own system are also added to your hub's asset collection.
The following are the different element types are used with assets:
- File fields
- By default, any file type can be added to a file field, but your hub manager can restrict a file field to specific file types.
- Image fields
- By default, any valid image type can be added to an image field including jpg, jpeg, png, gif, and svg. Your hub manager can restrict an image element to specific image file types.
- Video fields
- By default, any valid video type can be added to a video field including mp4 and mov files. Your hub manager can restrict a video element to specific video file types.
Figure 1. Uploading and reusing assets in the hub
When you upload an image to an image element, you can configure the element to either accept all updates from the original asset or to retain the original version of the image. In most cases, you don't need to change the default value of Accept all updates.
By maintaining images in the asset collection rather than in individual content items, you only need to go to one place to update an image everywhere it's used. Composers only choose not to accept updates from the original asset if a particular piece of content needs an image to remain unchanged for some reason. Only image elements can be updated in this way.