With Saved Searches, Mediabank provides a collection of tools optimized for users performing daily routine tasks or collaborating with other users on a project or similar.
Projects often involve various users and media content from different sources. Mediabank provides the tools to ensure that the correct and updated material is always available for the project members.
New material can be added to the project group manually or automatically appended as additional material becomes available. Securing that the project members only work with the correct and latest versions.
Suppose a user is responsible for a particular sport or winter sports in general. The user can perform a manual search ensuring that correct media content is retrieved and then save the search for later use. The next day the user can, with a single click perform the previously saved search and be confident that only the relevant material is presented.
In addition, the user can also use advanced searches from the metadata drop-down menus. Using metadata can even enhance the search results further. For example, the user can specify that only material produced in the last seven days should be presented to the user.
These simple but powerful tools make projects and daily routine tasks more efficient and resistant to manual errors.
Finally, these tools can be configured to become a part of the user log-in procedure. Instead of having Mediabank display all the newly added media content, the user is only presented with material relevant to their job tasks.
A user can add the search criteria in Advanced search and save that particular search for later use. When the same smart search is selected next time, it will initiate a new search and list the assets matching your saved search criteria. The benefit of using Saved Searches is that it will always provide an up-to-date result.
Click on the "Saved Searches" tab and select the desired smart search.
How to create a Saved Search
(1) Enter the search word(s) e.g. "bikes" to search for any asset containing "bikes" metadata. It is also possible to combine a search by using the switch OR to extend the search. Press Enter to start the search.
Mediabank returns two results. One result from the asset database (9) and one result from the events database (6386). Assets displayed in orange reveals the number of assets found and displayed. Click on "Events (6386)" to display the event log.
(2) Click to open the "Saved Searches" configuration window. It is possible to further enhance the search criteria by adding the use of the metadata drop-down menus.
(3) Name the search and press (4) Save.
How to add or remove smart searches from the list.
Select Advanced search, and scroll down until all the saved searches are visible.
Locate the previously saved searches that are available (visible).
- Private - Only the user's own searches are listed.
- Group - Saved searches that are assigned to a group or groups. Users within those groups can use the searches.
- Public - Saved searched available to all.
Select the (eye) icon to make the search visible, click again to remove it from the Saved searches list.
It is also possible to remove the Saved searches directly from the list by selecting the hide button.
The Groups function is a simple and straightforward way for a user to group selected assets and place them in a folder. Additional assets can be added or removed manually to existing Groups.
Getting access to saved Groups is easy. Click (1) Saved Searches and choose Groups. Click the desired Group to display its content. Every grouped asset is identified by a "chain" icon on the right side of the asset Thumb. Double-clicking on an assets Thumb will open a "Quick view" of the asset's properties and the other grouped assets id.
How to Group assets (2)
Select one or multiple assets. Then right-click on one of them to reveal a small task menu. Choose Group assets to create a new group (folder), name the group, and click ok. The new group is immediately visible from the "Saved searches" Group section. This operation is also possible by clicking on the Main menu icon and choose the group asset entry from the task section.
To remove an asset from the group is done by selecting it and choose the "remove asset" entry from the Task menu.
The Group asset functionality is reaching its end of life and is soon to be replaced.
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