Request: Improve and support more robust "Search Bins" functions
Currently does not seem to accommodate ("contains", "is", "is not", "begins with", "ends with", wildcards, etc.).
It accommodates searching a total of 21 specific XMP metadata properties plus the umbrella "All Metadata", but a far cry from the huge array of XMP properties available. User-added custom XMP properties are nowhere to be had. That not only reduces its power, it would seem to contradict PPro's otherwise gregarious embrace of MetaData management.
The only access to editing the search terms seems to be via context-clicking the Search Bin from the Project Panel. Would be extremely convenient to access search terms from the open Search Bin panel itself.
An ability to save Search Bin terms would allow a smart bin to change contents quickly and fluently -- allowing you "one bin to rule them all".
A Search Bin Panel's "Video Usage" and "Audio Usage" column pulldowns work differently than they do in a regular Bin Panel. Although they do show the related clips, the pulldowns are mysteriously are greyed out and won't pull up the item when selected.
Reason for request
MetaData / search / filter -based approaches to project management are far superior to bin-based structures. Faster to build, easier to use, faster to find contnet, infinitely extensible with the right set of data-setting and search tools.
Scott Ham commented
Ability to create a search that can use the criteria of "Audio Usage" or "Video Usage" would also be helpful. That way, one can setup search bins that show unused media based on criteria.
Peter Lund commented
In Avid Media Composer there is a feature called "CUSTOM SIFT"
It was designed to find all kind of footage and metadata.
Maybe have a look at this search feature?
I found that it was quite nice.
Who finds it annoying that the search does not disappear, when you are doing the next stuff.
You have to deselect it.
For me this is not like a search engine works.