Mobile App Grouping & Filtering

For a refresher on the importance of metadata in the Flow Capture framework, have a look at this article.

It's this important information which powers our mobile app grouping and filtering feature enabling you to organize the information embedded in each Asset and display it in a way that suits how you work.

To get the most out of this feature, you'll need to employ an ALE/XML Onset Dailies metadata workflow. Without that, the information available to Flow Capture for these functions will be reduced.

The Flow Capture iOS app has a variety of preset options that highlight important frontline information for access on a handheld device.

  • Scene
  • Camera
  • Block
  • Reel
  • Print
  • Lens ID
  • Unit
  • Rating
  • Episode
  • Clip
  • Lens

The Flow Capture browser app has increased functionality enabling you to drill down to more specialized information included in a metadata set  (generated by using the ALE/XML workflow) but the iOS suite is, by design, lighter in what it can do.

Configuring your options

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iPad App

On the iPad, in the Viewer tab you can configure your grouping and filtering selection by hitting the Edit button.

Once it's open, you'll be able to tick off any of the options you'd like to use:

iPhone App

On the iPhone tap the Settings cog and then scroll down to make your selections. 

You can choose as many or as few grouping options as you like but the filtering options are limited to 4 selections by the number of drop-down buttons available.


After closing the Settings screens, you can start to group by your selection. Tap on the Group drop-down to expand the menu and make a selection. In the iPad app, you'll see the following:

And in the iPhone app, it will look like this:

Regardless of where you are, when you make a selection from the menu, it will re-sort everything into a new Batch using the metadata of the assets. 

A Batch is our catchall term for asset containers. They default to whatever was used during the upload process, but can change depending on the group you've selected


This works the same as the Grouping option, with the added ability of being able to apply more than one filter at a time. Any selection you make will have a green check mark next to it. 

The iPad app will look like this:

Adding a second filter will further refine the options:

Filters in the iPhone app look like this, with the left screen showing the first filter being applied and the right one showing the second filter. 

And whenever the drop-down menu is collapsed, the blue dot in the top left hand corner of the filter indicates that the selection is in effect.