Better search capabilities in assets

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I have spent $200 for a subscription to the premium assets only to find myself also spending hours combing through them because the search feature is near non-existent. Come on TechSmith. It's not as if the idea of a search engine was just created last year - web searches (and filtered web searches) have been around for 20 years! At least give us the ability to filter media by length!

Heck, I would even be happy if you just allowed all assets within a category to be immediately viewable on a page rather than me having to scroll down to effect another batch load (e.g., go to music assets and it loads about 24 at a time). If I was allowed to have all assets load, I could use CTRL-F to find assets of length 00:09 so I could implement what your coding team could not.
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Filtering is on the roadmap.

Just to make sure I understand what you're saying, search is working for you, but there are so many results it's difficult to weed through and find the finer details you want like length, BPM, etc. Does that sound accurate?

Unfortunately, just due to the sheer number of assets in any category we have to do "lazy" loading.

Thanks for the feedback,
Glenn
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Your analysis is correct. I know it's difficult to ballpark, and you don't want to make a commitment to a timeframe and let anyone down, but I have heard the "it's coming" line from other companies in the past. My concern is that I will have paid $200 for a subscription that is rendered a "money pit" for my time (I get paid $100 / hour and I have spent 3 hours now going through your music assets). Can we expect to see this feature enacted before our subscriptions run out?