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The Search Results Screen

The Platform Search screen displays files and folders from the integrated catalog. Users can review proxies, update metadata, or make group updates to files listed. See the complete list of right-click options from files on the search screen below.

search results screen

Figure 22 - Platform Search Screen

Video Player

video player

Video Player – This HTML5 player will play H.264 videos from the file system or proxy files that were created with the Platform’s proxy generator. When an operator clicks on a line in the search results grid, the system will attempt to bring up the first frame of the video in the Player. If it can be played the first frame will be displayed.

Playing a proxy – If an operator clicks on a video asset in the search results grid that has a proxy, if the original file cannot be played the proxy will be loaded into the player. However, if the original file can be played the system will attempt to play that first. If an operator wishes to specifically play the proxy, they can click on the proxy icon on the specific row.


The metadata section of the search result screen allows operators to view and possibly update metadata on assets.

metadata with hockey player

In the upper right hand corner of the search result screen, metadata is separated into XMP schema tabs. Each tab represents a different XMP schema and in the grid below the tab, each individual piece of metadata is displayed. To enable or disable the tabs from showing in this screen, the system administrator can update the Metadata Configuration Screen.

The ProMAX schema lists all of the custom metadata that has been set up by the system administrator. These values can be updated either on individual files or on groups of files. See Updating Metadata below. The following XMP schemas are available:

available XMP Schemas

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ProMAX Metadata Import

metadata import

When displaying the ProMAX metadata fields, if the yellow hazard symbol is displayed next to a metadata field, this indicates that the metadata record exists in the file but has not been imported into the ProMAX Schema. By clicking on the symbol, the system will allow the operator to import the metadata field into the system.

import metadata field

Metadata Sync

If a Red double circular arrow below the status field in the metadata section, it means that Custom Metadata has been applied to the database, however, the file is not yet in sync with the database. This can occur when the file does not support XMP or when the file is open by another operator. The system will attempt to try to sync the file 10 times, once per hour to resolve the condition.

metadata sync

Search Results Grid

search results grid

Search Grid Columns

The search grid contains the following columns:

Search Grid Columns

search grid columns

Selecting Files in the Search Grid

The search results grid allows operators to select individual files or a group of files and perform certain actions upon them. There are multiple methods for this ability:

Click on a grid line – this approach will select a single asset. The asset’s information will be displayed in the upper right hand corner of the screen which includes the metadata and the detailed file information section.

Click on the checkbox – This approach allows the operator to select multiple assets on one or multiple in the search display. The right-click options reflect only the operations that can be performed on all of the selected assets.

select all checkbox

Click on the ‘Select All’ checkbox – If the user selects the checkbox in the column header, the system will select all of the file results. The number of files and folders selected will display above.

Select a folder – When a user selects a folder, the system will automatically select all of the files/folders within that folder.

slect multiple row click and drag

Select Multiple Rows by Click and Drag – The user also has the option of selecting multiple rows in the grid by clicking on one row and dragging the cursor over other rows.After the operator releases the left mouse button, the system will then automatically select all of the rows that were indicated.

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Detailed File Information

The grey window below the metadata display section shows detailed information about the individual file currently selected. If the user selects a file is on ‘Disk’, the system will display the following information.

deleted file info

detailed file info

tape label

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