Lightroom Classic: Filter/Badge based on Depth Map presence

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There needs to be some way in Lightroom Classic to identify photos containing Depth Map information. I notice that (Non-classic) Lightroom CC has a search "facet" for Depth Map - why not Lightroom Classic?  So unless I've missed them somewhere - please consider adding:

1) Filter criteria - Depth Map:  Contains Depth Map, Does Not Contain Depth Map
2) Grid Thumbnail Badge Icon:  Photo Contains Depth Map

Thanks!

PS - I realize I could narrow things down a bit by searching for File Type = HEIC, but that still gives a superset of the desired results. Further, in the future I expect that other file formats besides HEIC could also contain depth maps. 
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Jim Reitz we will discuss your requirement internally.
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Can you upload a sample HEIC with a depth map to Dropbox or similar and post the sharing link here?  With that, I can provide a query for use with the Any Filter plugin. I've scoured online for example photos and couldn't find any
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Here's an HEIC file you can download, that should contain depth map data:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/livdcicv4y0op8l/AABRoJ796hKmyCGpnJhCwGqfa?dl=0

This was shot on an iPhone XS Max - using the camera in Lightroom for iOS, set to "Depth Capture" mode.

You can also shoot such photos using the default iPhone camera app, set to Portrait mode. However, I was unable to transfer such a photo to Dropbox successfully - it always got converted to JPEG, despite trying many different settings to preserve it as HEIC. 

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Thanks. Here's a query for the Any Filter plugin that finds all .heic photos with a depth map:



Since it's invoking the ExifTool utility behind the scenes, it can only examine about 50 HEICs / second, so nowhere near as fast as if that information were stored in the catalog.