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

Use filters to drill down to and view subset of a channel's uploaded media in the Media Library. All filters applied to a media item are listed on its Media View page.

Filters have two components:

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

Filter categories

Filters are available in the following categories.


Standard filters are applied to every media file. Filter values include information provided on upload and processing statuses.

  • Duration Range — Filter by video and audio recording length.
  • Date Range — Filter by media upload date.
  • Shared Status — Filter by whether media has been selected as Shared content. For more information, see Shared content.
    Restriction: Users with the Shared Content only Add On role cannot view the Shared Status filter. For more information, see Add On roles.
  • Blurred Status — Available if media has Facial blurring. Filter by the type of facial blurring. For more information, see Facial blur and Full blur.
  • Transcription Available — Filter by whether media has a transcription available.
  • Transcription Requests — Filter by transcription processing status.
  • Explicit Content Level — Filter to videos that have identified Lewd content. Options include High, Low.
  • Country — Filter by media country.
  • Language — Filter by media language.
  • Media Source — Filter by media type. Options include Video, Audio, Image, Showreel.
  • Upload Source — Filter by media upload source. Options include Website, Video Capture, Audio Capture, Image Capture, iPad/iPhone/Android (CaptureMe), Zoom.
  • Sentiment — Filter by video and audio overall Sentiment score. For more information, see Sentiment Analysis.


Custom filters describe characteristics of media files, and show data that is externally captured or manually applied to media in the platform.

These Custom filters automatically appear depending on upload type:

  • App Code — Filter by CaptureMe respondent Project Code.
  • Mobile project name — The platform creates a Filter group for each CaptureMe mobile project. Filter by task title. For more information, see Mobile project management.
  • Host — Filter by the host of a Zoom imported meeting. For more information, see Zoom integration.
User-created filters, including filters programmed in a Media Capture component, appear in the Custom section if they are applied to media. User-created Custom filter groups are listed alphabetically.
Tip: LivingLens Customer Admin, Channel Admin, and Pro users can create Custom filters in the LivingLens platform and edit the text of existing filters. For more information, see Create and edit filters.

Filter drawer

The Filter drawer displays all filters that are applied to media files. Click All Filters to extend the Filter drawer, as shown in this image.

LivingLens filter drawer extended in the Media Library.

Processing status filter groups have a menu display. Select one filter from the menu.

Media attribute filter groups have a Add icon selection display. Click Add icon and select as many filters as needed by ticking its radio box.

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

Click Close to close the Filter drawer.

Using filters

Applying filters

  1. Click All Filters at the top of the Media Library to open the Filter drawer.

  2. If the filter group has a menu display:

    1. Click the menu to extend it.

    2. Select a filter option from the menu.

  3. If the filter group has a Add icon selection display:

    1. Click Add icon to show a list of available filters.

    2. Select each filter by clicking its radio button.

  4. If using Duration Range:

    1. Input a minimum length in the left side duration field. Format hh:mm:ss. Leave the left side duration field blank if there is no minimum length.

    2. Input a maximum length in the right field. Format hh:mm:ss. Leave right side duration field blank if there is no maximum length.

  5. If using Date Range:

    1. Input the earliest upload date in the From field. Format yyyy-mm-dd. Or, click the calendar and select the date from the calendar. Leave From blank if there is no minimum upload date.

    2. Input the most recent upload date in the To field. Format yyyy-mm-dd. Or, click the calendar and select the date from the calendar. Leave To blank to display all media uploaded since the From date.

  6. Click Down arrow icon More Custom Filters to display additional Custom filters.

  7. Click Apply to close the Filter drawer and view the resulting media in the Media Library.

The platform displays all filters selected across the top of the Media Library.

Resetting filters

Click the x on the right of a filter term to remove it and re-display media results for the remaining filters.

To reset all filters:

  1. Click All Filters at the top of the Media Library to open the filter drawer.

  2. Click Reset to remove all filters and display all media.

The following video shows how to use filters in the Media Library.