When users upload files to Telescope, the Telescope software kicks off I-Pieces depending on the type of files being uploaded. The relevant I-Piece then generates previews and thumbnails and populates the Telescope database with metadata.
This article provides the list of all I-Pieces available along with their description.
The following I-Pieces are available in Telescope for major file formats:
It uses the Aspose libraries to generate thumbnails and create multi-page component object views (COV) and previews when the following file types are ingested:
It imports a variety of audio files. It creates proxies that can be played in Telescope in several formats (MP3, WAV, WMA) and extracts extended information for many other audio formats.
It detects the presence of a Digimarc brand watermark and allows ingestion to proceed or fail, depending on the configuration. The following file formats can be examined for Digimarc brand digital watermarks (Digital watermarks applied by other technologies will not be detected):
|Digital Photography (DNG) I-Piece||It is available for the Windows platform only, and it supports thumbnail and extended views for DNG camera formats. It supports file types supported by the Adobe DNG Converter. (For example, DNG, CR2, CRW, RAW, NEF, MRW, ORF.)
NOTE: The file must be saved with a preview in Photoshop to generate an extended view from a DNG file.
It processes the Microsoft Office Suite product document formats like Word and Excel. It also processes other multi-page document formats except the ones processed by Aspose I-Piece. It uses Oracle Outside In Technology to generate:
|Equilibrium MediaRich CORE I-Piece||
It provides integration with the Equilibrium MediaRich CORE graphics server, which is called via HTTP and supports the ingestion of all major image formats, as well as some document and video file formats.
The Equilibrium I-Piece accesses the Equilibrium MediaRich CORE graphics conversion server to:
It generates thumbnails and enables playback as a preview for Flash format files.
|Illustrator I-Piece||It allows Telescope to use the Illustrator plug-in to import and process Adobe Illustrator files.
The Telescope Illustrator I-Piece has two components: a plug-in and an I-Piece.
It provides support for all major image and graphic formats using the ImageMagick libraries and is available for providing thumbnails and extended views of assets.
It has two components, the Telescope InDesign plug-in, and the InDesign I-Piece.
It retrieves metadata specified by the user when an asset is ingested into Telescope. This metadata is stored in the
It is used to preview generation support for Adobe Illustrator and Postscript (PS) files using the Ghostscript libraries.
NOTE: For EPS (Adobe Encapsulated PostScript) files, convert them to Illustrator before ingesting using the Postscript I-Piece, or else use a different I-Piece.
It uses the Quark XTension/I-Piece combination to provide robust support including Component Object View (COV), multi-page previews with embedded clickable links to placed images and text boxes.
Telescope Quark I-Piece has two components: a plug-in and an I-Piece. The plug-in on the client machine extracts the following information when a document is saved in Quark and embeds it in the file:
The I-Piece retrieves this information when the document is imported into Telescope. Telescope uses this information to create a component object view (COV) and to maintain the links between the parent Quark document and its embedded files. This allows a Telescope user to navigate through a multiple-page extended view of the document even if Quark is not installed on their computer.
It uses North Plain’s proprietary Transformation Platform to import a variety of video files and creates proxies in several formats that can be played in Telescope. It is the recommended I-Piece to import videos.
It creates thumbnails and extended views of image files on ingestion by using ImagetoX technology, developed by Northplains Systems. This technology allows you to configure the size and DPI of thumbnails and extended views.
For PDFs, this I-Piece works in conjunction with the Aspose I-Piece to generate thumbnails and previews for each page, but it does not extract the text contained within the PDF.
It renders XML files to a variety of other previewable proxy formats on ingest. The original XML file is also stored in the Telescope database server.
It uses an XSL style-sheet to convert XML to PDF documents for thumbnails and COV extended views. It uses Aspose PDF libraries to make this conversion.
It enables the extraction of stored XMP metadata within the asset and automatically enters it in the Telescope database to the mapped fields.