Search for content on the system is one of the quickest ways of finding content based upon the metadata added saved with the items in Cantemo. Please see the metadata section for more details.

Cantemo will show results of all the items that you have permission to access, whether they are read-only or read-and-write permissions. All items you have permission to view will be displayed when search result is returned from backend.


The simple search page where you can quickly make free text searches in the system.

We provide multiple methods of searching from basic search to advanced searches based upon the metadata that your Cantemo system is setup to use.

Search results pods

From within the search results each pod shows a different media item with some basic information about that media item. If you place your mouse cursor over the image, video results with multiple thumbnails can be scrubbed.

Clicking on the link or the picture preview will result in being taken to the Media Item page.

Information in the Pod can be changed with an optional Cantemo App.

Selecting results

Selection of search results pods/rows can be done in several different ways.

Whole page/all pages Next to the checkbox in the toolbar, there are options to select and deselect a whole page and all pages.

Click on checkbox in pod/pod Toggles selection of that pod/row.

Shift click on a pod/row that is not selected Selects everything between that pod/row and the previously clicked pod/row.

Shift click on a pod/row that is already selected Deselects everything between that pod and previously clicked pod/row.

Control click on a pod/row Toggles seletion of that pod/row.

Deselect everything Press the escape key.

Note that collections can’t be selected for bulk actions.

Search result Filters


Filter down your search result.

Sort by

Change the order of the results based on the searchable metadata fields in the system. You can select which fields appear here in your user settings.

You can filter by:

Media Type

The type of the media in the system, such as video, audio and images.


The typ of asset, Items, Subclips or Collections.


If assets are archived or online.


By Owner

Search History

Your previous searches can be accessed from the Search history button on the top of the left side panel.


Search history list.

Clicking on any of the rows will retrieve the results based upon the search query and filters used.

The list can be filtered by typing in text in the “Search…” input. This will show matches based on search text and filters used in the search.

Move your mouse cursor over the numbers to view exactly what a saved search is filtering on.

No results

If you don’t get any results try changing your search query to something less unique or click on one of the suggested search terms.


Differing results

As the search results that you get are based upon what rights you have to the items contained within Cantemo you might get different search results from users that have different rights or are in different groups than yourself.