Zobjects in the Zype Platform
A central component of the Zype Platform is a ‘Zobject.’ A zobject is additional metadata that you can create and associate with your videos. In the tutorial below, we will show how to associate an the actor John Boyega to the newest Star Wars trailer. To do this, we will create a zobject type called actors and then create a zobject actor for John Boyega. Lastly, we will associate John Boyega with the Star Wars trailer.
Step 1: Create a Zobject Type
Since zobjects can be whatever metadata you want, you first need to create a zobject type to define the your zobject data structure. You can access zobject types using the settings toolbar at the top of your dashboard.
We will call our zobject type actor so that it is easy to reference.
For our actor zobject, we need a field for name, which is a string. You can use any familiar data structure when creating a zobject type. You can access zobject types using the settings toolbar at the top of your dashboard. To add an attribute, click the button Add Attribute. You can always return to this page to add additional attributes.
Step 2: Add an Actor Zobject John Boyega for the Zobject Type Actor
Click on your Zobject in the right hand navigation or via the appropriate tile on the dashboard home screen.
Next, click on ‘Add New Actor’. You will be prompted to fill out all the information that you laid out when you created your zobject type. We have included keyword and description as additional fields that you can leave blank.
Step 3: Link the Zobject to the Video
Click on the Videos tab to associate videos with the actor
Once you click save, your zobject will be associated with that video! You can double check by going to the video and looking at its metadata.