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Media Library: Filters
Media Library: Filters
Written by Jeremy Shapero
Updated over a week ago

Filters are data in a LivingLens channel that help organize and provide context for media uploads.

Use filters to drill down to subset of a channel's uploaded media.

Filters have two components:

  • Filter group — the filter category title. Example: Age

  • Filter name — the filter value, which is applied to a media item. Filter names can be a single word or free text. Example: 20; Example: 18-24

Filters Drawer

Filters only appear in the Filters drawer when they are applied to a media item.

Each filter name displays the number of media items it is applied to. After you click a filter, the remaining filters reprocess to display the number of media items available for the filtered selection.


Standard filters are applied to every media upload.

  • Country

  • Language

  • Media Source — Video, Audio, Image, Showreel

  • Upload Source — Website, Video Capture, Audio Capture, Image Capture, iPhone/Android {CaptureMe}, Zoom

  • Transcription Available — Yes, No

  • Transcription Status — Not Requested, In Progress, Completed

  • Blurred Status — Facial Blur, Full Blur, Not Blurred


Custom filters show externally captured and bespoke data that is applied to media. Custom filter groups are listed alphabetically.

Note: Filters programmed in a media capture component appear in the Custom filters section.

Certain Custom filters automatically appear for CaptureMe mobile app and Zoom uploads.

  • App Code — creates a filter for each CaptureMe project respondent

  • Mobile project name — creates a filter group for each CaptureMe mobile project. Each task title appears as a filter

  • User — host of a Zoom imported meeting


Cognitive filters appear when Sentiment Analysis and/or Facial Emotion Analytics is enabled.

  • Sentiment

  • Facial Analysis

Tip: If a filter group has media with more than five filters, use the scroll bar to access all filters within the group.


Duration Range

Duration Range filters video and audio by recording length.

Date Range

Date Range filters all media by upload date.

To use filters

  1. Click on Filters in the banner at the top of the Media Library to open the filter drawer.

  2. Select each filter by clicking its radio button.

  3. If using Duration Range

    1. Click Duration Range

    2. Input a minimum length in the From field. Format hh:mm:ss. Leave From blank if there is no minimum length.

    3. Input a maximum length in the To field. Format hh:mm:ss. Leave To blank if there is no maximum length.

    4. Click Apply

  4. If using Date Range

    1. Click Date Range

    2. Input the earliest upload date in the From field. Format yyyy-mm-dd or select from the calendar. Leave From blank if there is no minimum upload date.

    3. Input the most recent upload date in the To field. Format yyyy-mm-dd or select from the calendar. Leave To blank to display all media uploaded since the From date.

    4. Click Apply

  5. Click Apply Changes to view the resulting media.

All filters applied to a media item are listed on its Media View page.

Tip: LivingLens Customer Admin, Channel Admin, and Pro users can create Custom filters in the LivingLens platform and edit the text of new and existing filters. See Create or edit filters.

To clear filters

  • Click the x on the right of a filter term to remove it and redisplay media results for the remaining filters.

  • Click Clear Filters to remove all filters.

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