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Custom Metadata

Hey guys. I'm giving EditReady a try because the Agency that I work for is changing up our workflow a bit. We used to send ProRes .mov files to master control, where they would load up the videos onto the playout server. However, we now are tasked with exporting an OP1a .MXF file with some custom metadata.
We're an Avid shop, so I'm working if I can inject that metadata into the export, but I don't think I'm going to have any luck. So, I was wondering if there is any way to customize the metadata we can add to an .MXF file. The program works great with adding some generic metadata like Album Title and Artwork. What we need to add are things like TRT and a Program Identifier.
Any thoughts? I did see the .JSON file hint you provided a year ago. I'm not a programmer, but I could try hacking that file to see if it does what we need. But wanted to check with you, to see if you had any updates or ideas.
Thanks much!
-Bill
Media Composer v8.3 on a MacPro running OSX 10.10.5

William Moede

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Hi there - based on your description, one problem you encounter is that editready doesn't export mxf files, it only accepts them as input.

If you're OK with MOV files, modifying the metadata json is pretty straightforward with a tool like TextEdit - you would just need to know which type of QuickTime metadata you want, then copy and paste an existing sample from the relevant section.

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Colin, thanks for the reply. Can I just ask a quick followup based on your answer? I probably didn't explain it clearly, but I don't need EditReady to export an MXF file. I can do that out of my edit system. What I am wondering is if I can use EditReady to only modify the metadata that lives inside an already created MXF file. And does the program have the ability to insert additional metadata that is not part of the pre-programmed/built-in metadata that is listed in the drop down menus.
Thanks for answering back!

-Bill

William Moede 0 votes
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Ah ok - no, EditReady doesn't have the ability to edit the metadata on a file without rewriting it (regardless of the format).

Colin McFadden 0 votes
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