A method to help find required image-based material such as stills, graphics and video clips by showing many reduced size images together on a screen so enabling a quick selection of required material. For moving video, a timeline may be also be available so clips can be shuttled, so allowing the full sized images to be brought to use pre-cued.

Browse/edit facilities are used in newsroom systems to provide video editing for journalists on their desktops. The material is stored on a browse server and distributed over a network to the many users. Details differ between models but some allow frame-accurate shot selections to be made with the resulting ‘cuts decision lists’ used to conform a broadcast quality version.