Note!
Looking for "Smart search" and "Filters"?
They are now replaced by "Saved searches", a new and more dynamic function that even combines both of the earlier search functions. Read more about the differences in "Saved searches versus Smart searches" article.


This is the most advanced search form available in Mediabank designed  to help you select your media content with ease. It have the possibility to automate/define a saved day to day search in order to help you in your daily routines. You can even make it your default search, allowing Mediabank to start your "Saved search" during Login and provide the media content you are working on instantly. Properly configured, you can make the "Saved search" detect new incoming/available media content to keep you up to date.
It is dynamic, a new incoming asset will immediately appear if filter criteria is matched.
To ensure that you always know the filters in use, they are placed directly below the regular search frame.

Saved searches are now available from the following applications as shown below.
 

 

Let us go trough both the search and the saved searches function in this article since they both can be used at the same time when you search for files.

Search assets

Mediabank use a standard search function supporting most, if not all of the search refinements available.

Note!
The search function does not only search in the asset name, title or subtitle The search will include all of the assets properties (metadata). It is also case insensitive.


A few examples:
 
  • Writing  just will search for any asset containing the word just and return those assets. All assets not containing the word just is excluded. If the word just exists in any part of the assets metadata/properties, it will be included and displayed.
  • A combination: just* is the same as above, but will also include word like justify and any other word that starts with just.....
  • To perform a more specific search, you can search for a string by using "...". Searching for "just 10 feet above" will not return anything unless the criteria for the string filter is met.
  • You can also include or exclude words in your search. A search phrase like League +Sunday -Monday will search for any assets that contains League and Sunday but exclude any asset that contains Monday. You may omit the + sign in front of Sunday but to exclude a search parameter, you must use the minus - sign.
  • New! - you can use it in combination with a active "Saved search" to narrow your search even more.
 

Saved Searches


Saved searches are available from three Mediabank applications. Library, Review & Approval and Compliance. However, differences are as follows:

  • Review & Approval and Compliance share the same "Saved searches". They both have predefined default filters active when you log in. This default filter is Read only and can only be edited from Administrative Tasks, Account settings.
  • You must have administrative rights to alter the "Default filter". You can however, modify or create a new filter and replace the default filter with your new with a different name. When removing your "personal default filter" the Mediabank default will once again be activated.
    • Library has its own "Saved searches" (filters) that are separated from the above applications. It is also free from a default active filter.
 
Using "Saved searches" in your daily work provides several benefits.

  • Accuracy - If your daily routines include working with assets from specific categories, or you are working with assets in a project with defined metadata content, it is easy to misspell a manual search parameter. Using a predefined "Saved search" will remove the risk of non consistent search result.
  • Efficiency - Using the predefined "saved searches" will greatly improve your asset search. You can switch between different saved searches with a simple click, and you can even mark your favorite search as active. During logon, Mediabank will search for an active predefined search-filter and execute it, resulting in an up to date thumb or list-view when your application is loaded.
  • Quality - Create "saved searches" that always provide the correct result. You can even test your search result while configuring it simultaneously to optimize it for the best result.
 
 
 






The above illustration describes the Saved searches filter functions. In addition, you can add extra parameters relevant to the contents history. You can search for content before 1980's or maybe you are only interested in content from the last 6 hours. You can also make your Saved searches available for all user (Public), to total privacy, visible for you and your local admin.








A few words describing the difference with making Saved searches vs. Projects



Project:

  • You add the files manually you need to your project and they will remain static. If you need to add or remove an asset you must do it manually.

Saved searches:

  • In contrast to Project, where you add the assets manually and save the asset-list for later use, you also add the search criteria in Smart search and save the search for later use but, when you select the Saved searches next time, it will initiate a new search and list the assets matching your search criteria with the present Mediabank content. 
  • This is very convenient when working with colleagues in a project.
    • Example: Let us say you have agreed to use a metadata field "jungle promo" for a project. When someone adds new material to the project and use the metadata "jungle promo", you and everybody using the Saved search will automatically see the new and updated material.