Searching for Assets

On the MANAGE page, you can search for assets in a variety of ways.

Searching by Keyword

After logging in to Backlot, go to the MANAGE page, where you can search your assets.
In the Search text box, enter a search string to match against the title, description, or metadata of videos, and hit Enter. The following restrictions apply:
  • The search is not case-sensitive.
  • The search string must be at least 3 characters long.
  • The special characters $ and ^ must be escaped with a backslash, like this: \$ or \^.
  • To search for partial (rather than exact) strings in either titles or descriptions (but not in metadata), you can use the * wildcard character. For example, the string Jim* matches videos with titles or description containing Jim1, JimJam, or Jim99, but it does not match a video with the title JamJim. To match JamJim, you can use Jam* or *Jim.

Filtering the Assets List Using Labels

  1. Log into Backlot, if you have not already done so.
  2. Open the MANAGE page.
  3. In the left pane, click the label in the list. The assets list display only those assets associated with the selected label.
To remove the filter, click the red X in the search pane.

Filtering the Assets List to Show Assets Without Labels

  1. Log into Backlot, if you have not already done so.
  2. Open the MANAGE page.
  3. In the left pane, click ASSETS WITH NO LABELS. The assets list display only those assets that have no labels associated with them.
To remove the filter, click the red X in the search pane.

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