In your search for mediafiles or autoclips, you have the following options:
- Search manually by entering a search phrase in the search frame
- Use Saved searches, a search tool created to use your predefined searches. Very useful if you tend to search/use the same metadata regularly.
- Combine Saved searches and manual search phrases. Example: Create a Saved search that extracts the autoclips from the hockey finals and the combine it with additional Search phrases like "name", "goal" or similar to enhance your search results.
How to perform a manual search for assets
Mediabank use a standard "Google" style search function. Mostly used are the wild card * and the negative - (minus) sign to exclude
The asset (media file) search function does not only search in the file name, title or subtitle. The search will also include all of the assets properties (metadata). It is also case insensitive. (It does not search for the Event Logs or Tags)
Find all assets with "Jonathan Ericsson".
Use the wildcard * in the search phrase. Write jonat*.
The search returns 5 assets (mediafiles) that contain the search phrase. There are two ways to narrow your search to obtain a more precise result:
- Writing a search phrase: jonat* eric* in the search window and Mediabank will exlude any asset that does not contain those words. Both "Toews" and "Quick" would be excluded.
- Writing a search phrase: jonat* -toew* -quick would return the same result as above. The minus sign will instruct the search engine to exclude all assets containing those words.
Click the "X" in the search window to clear your search and initiate a new default updated search view.
Mediabank use a general Tags category related to Events. Standard categories are Autoclip and MainEvent. This is done to achieve a separation of the two asset types.
Main Events reflects the entire Event, while Autoclips reflects the small extracts of the Main events.
How to create and use Saved Searches
Starting in your default thumb or list view, your search module will have a similar look as the below image. From here, you can search and select your active Saved searches. You may perform an additional manual search to refine your active search. However, to create your own Saved searches, you must open the editor.
------------- A Saved search Example ----------------
Below is an example of a Saved search that use one simple filter. If you find it convenient, you may use another users Saved searches and enhance them.
Remember, you must save them with a new name since you only have "Read Only" rights to other users Saved searches. You are not allowed to delete other users Saved searches: