This article gives you an overview of the different search possibilities, straight and advanced 


In Limecraft Flow, you can use the search engine on two levels. Either you can search for material fragments on a global level, i.e. across all the productions you have access to, or you can use the search engine after accessing a specific repository or production.

In either case, the built in search engine is extremely powerful and will ensure you’ll retrieve the right material fragments as fast as possible.

1. Federated Search - searching across different productions

In case you have access to material in different collections or productions, you can use the search bar on top of the production overview, where you can indicate as well if you're searching for a particular production ("Productions") of for media content ("Clips").


Note: the present version of the federated search engine is a simple interface allowing you to use keywords only. In future releases we plan some of the advanced search features as well, as they are available when searching in a particular production (see below).

2. Searching in a Library or Production

2.1 Searching for media using the standard filters

Initially, the library shows all clips in your library in a particular sort order you decide. Using the 'Add filter" button at the top of the library, you can filter the library on many internal fields or custom fields and reduce the displayed items to those that match the search arguments.


For example, let’s add a filter to the ‘Tags’ field. Click the 'Add filter' button and scroll through the list or simply type 'Tags'.




Once you have selected the Tags filter, a new pop-up will allow you to select the tags you would like to filter on. 




In the same way as before, you can either type out the tag you're looking for or scroll through the list and select tags. In the image below, you'll see that we are filtering on the tags 'stars' and 'sky'. 

 



 

If you want to filter on multiple fields, you only need to click the ‘Add filter’ button again and select a new filter. Below you can see that we filtered both on the tags 'stars' and 'sky' as well as the ingest status 'done'.

There are many different types of filters that you can use. Below is a list of all the possibilities.

FilterDescription

Added by External User


Find clips or comments that were added by an external user (via a shared page).


Added By Team Member


Find clips, comments, subclips and transcriptions that were added by a team member of this production


Added via share


Filter clips based on whether they were added via a share link or not


Annotation Layer


Filter the kind of results you want to receive. 

  • Clip Metadata will only match clips

  • Subclips will only match subclips

  • Comments will only match comments made in the Review app

  • Transcriptions will only match paragraphs from the clip transcripts (Transcriber)

 

This filter is very handy if besides finding clips, it is also important to find the time position within the clips where the query matches!


Audio Take Type


Take type as entered on the audio recorder


Camera


Filter on camera field


Camera ID
Camera Index
Camera Model


Filter on arri CameraId, CameraIndex, CameraModel metadata field as detected from the technical metadata.


Circled Take


Filter on Circled / Not Circled


Clip Group


When using the ‘Group Clips’ feature, this filter allows filtering on clip groups.


Clip name


Filter by clip name


Episode
Scene
Shot
Take


Filter on episode, scene, shot, take. When using Edge audio sync (link?), these fields are populated automatically based on the metadata entered in the audio recorder. 


Framerate – The project framerate used for shooting

Sensor framerate - the framerate used for shooting. Usually the same as framerate, but different for slow motion material.

Slow Motion


Filter by framerate to find material with a certain framerate. 

Filter by sensor framerate is only useful when dealing with slow motion material. The sensor framerate is the framerate used for shooting.

Slow Motion - Filter on material for which the sensor framerate is different from the framerate.


Ingest Status
Logging Status
Subtitle Status
Transcript Status
Review Status


Filter on various statuses of the clip. There is a status for the various applications (Logger, aka ‘subclips’ / Transcriber / Review) and an ingest status


Media Format


Filter by detected media format


Media Type


Video, Image, Audio, Package, Document


On Alternate Backup
On Archive 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
On Backup
Online Version


Filter on material online status using these fields

  • Online version

  • On Archive 1..4

  • On Backup

  • On Alternate Backup

Depending on your specific setup, not all fields might be relevant for you.


Package ID


Filter on package id


Rating


Filter on star rating


Reel


Filter on reel name


Resolution


Filter on clip resolution


Tags


Filter on clip / subclip tags


Transcript Speaker


Find transcript paragraphs spoken by a specific speaker


Uploaded By


Find clips that were uploaded by a specific user. Similar to ‘Added By Team Member’, but will only find the clip uploads.



2.2 Searching for media using the advanced filters

It is possible to add advanced filters for situations where the query is so complex it can't be entered via the user interface. At the bottom of the 'Add filter' menu, you will find the 'Advanced filter' option. 

To make it easy, most of the filters also have a 'convert to advanced query' option once you select the filter value. This gives you a starting point when you need to write an advanced query.

3. Subclip results

The search is capable of searching within your clips. For example, say someone created comments on a video, and one of the comments says 'Maarten is talking to Robert in the foreground’. When searching for talking, the clip with this subclip will be one of the results. Hovering the clip will furthermore give an indication where in the clip this comment appears using a small dot. Hovering the dot will show a tooltip with details of the comment.



4. Browsing collections, story parts and scenes

The white sidebar lists all collections, story parts and scenes in your production. Clicking a collection will add a filter so only the material in that collection is shown. The same holds for story parts and scenes. If you selected a quick filter first, it will be left active.




5. Saving your search results as a "Quick View"

Eventually, whenever you are satisfied with a combination of search filters and arguments, you can save the search query using "Quick Views" on top of the navigation on the left hand side. It will make your search query available as a shortcut for future use.



If you have a quick view activated when you open a collection, you will notice that that collection is being filtered according to the quick view.