When the preferences are set, and the content and the archive folders are selected, you can start the search process with the Start button. Once started, the application performs normalization (if enabled) and scans the video files. It fills the internal database with the content information. And when a file from the archive has been scanned, the software searches for its fragments in the database.
When a match is detected, you can see the name of the content file and the name of the archive file in the lists on the application.
For big archives, the processing might take time, and the scanning may consume system resources (especially, if multiple instances are used). When you need time to perform some other operations, you can pause the process with the Pause button.
When all the files have been processed, the Status of the application becomes Pending. It means that the software waits for the new files to be added to the content or the archive folders.
To stop the process, you should press the Stop button.
In both Detected Content and Detected Archive areas, you can search for a desired file in the search areas by typing the name of the desired file.
In the Detected Content area, you can see how many files have been detected. For example, if an item in the list has “2”, it means that at least one fragment of this file was used in two files from the video archive. With the eye button, you can open a report for the selected file on the right side of the application. The folder button shows you the content file in the file explorer.
The Detected Archive area contains files from video archives where at least one fragment from content was detected. The buttons are the same – to open a report and to show the file in the Explorer.
You can also open a report with a double-click on the list items.